Private Project

Life Will Smile

Narrated by Haim Konstantini this is not only his story of the dramatic events during WWII, but also the story of every single one of the 275 Jews that evaded the Nazi's on the island of Zakynthos.

  • Drey Kleanthous
  • Stefan D'Bart
  • Steven Priovolos
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    38 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece, Israel
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Pittsburgh Film Festival
    Silver / Second Place
Director Biography - Drey Kleanthous

Drey Kleanthous is the director of Life Will Smile and founder of Nomadic - a next generation production company. He has more than two decades worth of experience in film and advertising. His passion lies in discovering, developing and sharing stories that deserve to be told, such as Life Will Smile, which has been a project very close to his heart. Drey believes in harnessing the human truths that bind us, to create compelling narratives that engage with audiences in a meaningful way. Through this he believes we can push conversations forward and open up thought-provoking discussions that might ultimately drive change.

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Director Statement

This project has been driven by pure passion. To begin with, the story itself is arresting; coupled with the sheer courage and strength of the central characters it makes it so wonderfully important, not just historically but also in the current climate of the world. Everyone involved was completely committed to giving their all to make this happen.