CountryAustralia | Greece | USA | Cyprus, 2016
LanguageEnglish | Greek with English subtitles
Written by Nikita Ballas & Spyros Cheliotis
Produced by Nikita Ballas, Spyros Cheliotis, Tom kondovasis, Marina Leontari & Philip Johns
Starring: Spyros Cheliotis, Nikita Ballas, Ioanna Pilichou, Tony Nikolakopoulos, Sandra Casa, Tania Wieclaw, Yiannis Aivazis, Anthoula Katsimatides, Sunny Hatziargiri, Pepi Monia, Adoni Maropis
About the Director:
A Melbourne local, Nikita Ballas is a writer, producer, director and actor known for the short films Stuffed (2011) and The Firebird (2013). He is also editor of Vanilla Magazine. Dream of a Shadow is his feature film debut.
What is it that makes us Greek? Is it in the blood? No, it’s gotta be deeper than that…
An all-too common Greek migrant story, Dream of a Shadow follows in the footsteps of Spiros – a man running from himself and hoping for a clean break in Australia. He leaves his family, he leaves his girlfriend and the pressure to get married, and he leaves the problems of a struggling country.
When Spiros arrives in Melbourne, all looks to be going well for him. He meets a new love, he makes headlines as a hero, and he takes on a new cause in a global political movement to help rebuild Greece. All his needs appear to be fully covered until he finds a revolver pointing at his head. What better way to clear his thoughts?
“No matter how well you adjust or how much you achieve, dreams from your motherland always haunt you.” Filmmaker Nikita Ballas
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