Latest Swedish Greek Filmmaker Performs Well At Global Film Festivals

In the three months since his submission, he has submitted his short film to the world film festival circuit, Nico Falcone’s film Georgiadis The walk won 27 awards, news of the most recent arrival as Neos Cosmos talked to him in Sweden.

The last award was Best Short Drama at the Golden Nugget International Film Festival in the UK, Bulgaria and Dubai.

Mr. Georgiadis put his passion into this second short film. He wrote the screenplay, directed it, acted in its cast and was one of the producers.

“We had funding from the Swedish government, but it wasn’t a lot,” Georgiadis said. Neos Cosmos. In fact, the film was made on the slimmest of budgets.

“It was a very small budget, but I succeeded. I did everything online to promote it thanks to COVID and submitted the festival fee and hoped to be one of about 50 films selected from thousands that are submitted to each of the festivals,” he said. -he declares.

Collecting 27 awards in three months is a good return that says a lot about the film. He hopes to continue submitting it to festivals until the end of the next European summer and hopes that it will then be picked up by a streaming channel or released on Youtube.

The poster for La Promenade highlights the awards for the short film by Swedish-Greek filmmaker Nico Falcone Georgiadis. Photo: Supplied

“For me, it’s about getting recognition for my work and I hope to raise enough money from it to finance my next film which will be a feature film. I wrote the script and I hope to shoot it in Athens.

His debut film, 2019’s Whose Reality 2.0, also did well, winning the Breakthrough Performance Award at the New York International Film Festival among several awards.

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The son of Greek parents who came from Thessaloniki to work in Sweden, Mr. Georgiadis and his older brother grew up in Sweden.

“My brother, Pavlos and I were born in Germany – my parents met there. They left me in the care of my family in Greece, then picked me up when I was eight and we moved to Sweden where I grew up,” he said.

“Sweden was a very welcoming country in the 1970s and 1980s. My parents worked there for many years but moved back to Greece after retirement.

His father died in 2015 and his mother died last year after taking a COVID-19 vaccine and Mr Georgiadis traveled to Greece to follow the long process of settling his estate.

Mr Georgiadis, who also works with troubled youth in Sweden, has also worked in the film industry since attending Los Angeles Film School in the 1990s. He later worked as an assistant director on music videos.

“I saw that I could do a better job and realized that I wanted to go to work on my own. Four years ago, I did that which went very well.

The walk, which was shot in the port city of Helsinborg in southern Sweden, is a film that traces the fate of eight people as on the city street. It’s a dramatic thriller with a touch of humor.

“La Promenade is a street of six different destinies that unfold in front of the camera. People are close to each other but don’t know each other. It is about life captured in a walk and in a crossroads of realities,” Mr. Georgiadis said.

Nico Falcone Georgiadis in director mode. Photo: Supplied

“The film is a wake-up call to the fact that we are so preoccupied with our own problems that we need to wake up to the fact that there are others who have problems to deal with in their lives too.”

The answer to The walk has been good and we will see what the future holds,” said Geordiadis.

He says Australian film festivals are high on the cards in the coming months.

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