Stella Dimadis


Australia, 2015

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"I have seen too many elderly people who are alone without a social network or family – this is why the story instantly resonated with me." Filmmaker Stella Dimadis 

Adapted from the short story, Christmas, by acclaimed writer Thanasis Papastergiou, 25.12 tells of a lonely Christmas Day when an elderly gent (touchingly portrayed by Melbourne actor and photographer Antonios Baxevinidis) yearns for the connection of a family.

In order to discover his reality, he must first explore his illusions. What is real? What is a dream? What is a hallucination? What results is a surreal, visually poetic personal journey – accomplished largely by the cinematographic magic of Con Filippidis.

Written by Stella Dimadis
Produced by Stella Dimadis
Cast: Nicole Chamoun, Renee St Clair, Antonios Baxevinidis, Nicholas Grammenos, Karl Peschek, Faezeh Parkes

About the Director:
Born in Greece but emigrating to Australia as a baby, Dimadis completed her Masters in Film at Deakin University in 2012, following on from earlier degrees in Fine Arts and Education at La Trobe, RMIT and University of Melbourne. She has created her own production company, Medea Films. Her previous short film, Duke & Wyndsor, screened at GFF13.