A Girl Named Zeus

Scriptwriter: Nikos Dayandas
Producer:  Stelios Apostolopoulos
Production Company: Aorifilms
live-action film


On the mountains of Crete there is a village where every man is a shepherd, every woman a housewife and everybody eats meat. There lives Zeus, a strong-willed orphan girl, named after her musician father who died in an accident with her mother, an Irish ethnomusicologist, when she was a baby. Zeus loves music but her grandfather, Chronis, a music legend, does not allow her to play. When he decides to make her beloved goats the prize to a musical contest in his honor, Zeus tries to re-unite her father’s band, win the contest and save her goats from being eaten.






Nikos Dayandas

Nikos Dayandas (b. 1975) is a director, writer & producer and the co-founder of Aori Films. He has helmed international documentary co-productions for Arte, National Geographic, ZDF, AVRO et.al, winning many prizes incl. the URTI Grand Prix at Monte Carlo and the FIPRESCI award at Thessaloniki IDFF. He has just completed his first live action short, a kung fu comedy starring 11-year old amateurs.





Stelios Apostolopoulos

Stelios Apostolopoulos is co-founder and producer at Aori Films, as well as a Director of Photography with 30 years of experience in documentary, fiction and advertising. Recent award-winning work as DoP includes Dolphin Man, A Family Affair, Little Land and Sayome. He has produced several documentaries and a live action short which will premier in the 22nd Olympia FF for children and young people.


Posted on

13 December 2019