Scriptwriter: Nikos Dayandas
Producer: Stelios Apostolopoulos
Production Company: Aorifilms
Format: live-action film
In the rugged mountains of the island of Crete, Zeus, a lonely teen girl who loves playing guitar, dreams of leaving her dead-end village to become a rock star. A music competition with a scholarship prize makes her clash with her strict grandfather, a once-famous lyre player who stopped playing out of shame. Running away, Zeus travels across the island to find her estranged father Cronos and his band, “The Titans”, and ask for their help in winning. On her journey, chased by her grandfather and two cousins, she faces obstacles and disillusionment, but discovers real friendship and her true power.
Nikos is a director, writer & producer and the co-founder of Aori Films. He has helmed international documentary co-productions for Arte, NAT GEO, ZDF, AVRO et.al, winning many prizes incl. the URTI Grand Prix at Monte Carlo and the FIPRESCI award at Thessaloniki IDFF. His first live action short, “Enter the Otter” a kung fu comedy starring 11-year old immigrant kids in Athens, will compete at the 37th Chicago ICFF.
Stelios is co-founder and producer at Aori Films, as well as an acclaimed Director of Photography and underwater cinematographer with 30 years of experience in documentary, fiction and advertising. Recent work includes “Dolphin Man”, a biopic on Jacques Mayol, distributed in cinemas across France. Among others, he has co-produced and directed “Call of the Mountain” ( Prix Via Stella – France 3, PriMed, Marseille et.al.). He recently produced and shot Aori Film’s “Enter the Otter”.