Dream Of a Shadow

Greek Film DOAS2
Studio:Burnt Arrow Productions
Available on VOD soon
About:How much are you willing to give up for a new dream?
 Plot Outline: Spiros is one of the many new migrants from Greece who seek a better life in Australia. But as he soon realizes, new dreams often come at a great cost.
Directed By: Nikita Ballas
 Written and Screenplay By:Nikita Ballas & Spiros Cheliotis
Produced By:Tom Kondo, Spiros Cheliotis, Nikita Ballas, Phil Johns & Marina Leontari (GR)
 Starring :Spiros Cheliotis, Nikita Ballas, Ioanna Pilichou, Tony Nikolakopoulos, Sandra Casa, Tania Wieclaw, Yiannis Aivazis, Anthoula Katsimatides, Sunny Hatziargiri, Pepi Monia and Adoni Maropis
When I got the call to audition for “Dream of a Shadow” twice in one day from two different people I knew there and then that I would be part of something special. The audition call was interesting to say the least I had to perform 3 of the scenes in front of a panel which consisted of the executive producer, producer, casting director, directer and the male lead who had also written and produced.  I was the first female to arrive and when I had performed the director had asked me to repeat all three with a different emotion which I followed his instructions intently . The Director ” Nikita” was professional, he knew what he wanted and how to ask for it. I felt really comfortable being there and when I had left I called my agent and said “I nailed it!” my agent wasn’t convinced and not because I couldn’t nail it but I’m sure she has heard that a million times. I got a call back and was asked to come back to see how much chemistry the male lead and I could create and so I walked in and lucky for me “Spiro” was a typical male that I drew in with my fiery sexuality.
On set was always entertainingly diverse with a variety of personalities and characteristics, the scenes were all in Melbourne and my favourite scene was filmed on a bridge looking over Southbank and the Yarra river. The view was definitely beautiful and created a romantic backdrop for Spiro and my character (Katerina) to start their new found relationship.
Last year “Dream of a shadow” had Premiered at Cyprus International Film Festival where I flew over with my father to attend, the International Greek Film Festival in Melbourne had also premiered showing 4 films similtaneously at the Palace Cinemas South Yarra (sold out event cast and crew are pictured below)
Greek Film DOAS3
Through Dream of a Shadow I have met some amazing talented souls and created authentic relationships which I forever will attain. This Greek/Australian/American film will be available through Indie Rights Video on Demand in the near future.
WINNER Nostimon Imar Award (CYIFF – Cyprus International Film festival), 2016
WINNER Award of Merit (Headline International Film Festival), 2016
HONORARY MENTION in Production Design (Bridges International Film festival – Nafplio, Greece), 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION  (Greek Film Festival – Australia), 2016

Also check out my interview with Zougla.gr online magazine by clicking the link below.

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