Beachless is an animated short film about a man going to the beach. His attempts for an empty spot are in vain, since either the beach is overcrowded or his over-consuming habits prevent him from finding space to relax.

  • Panagiotis Tsimpiridis
  • Panagiotis Tsimpiridis
  • Panagiotis Tsimpiridis
  • Panagiotis Tsimpiridis
  • Panagiotis Tsimpiridis
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  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 9, 2010
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - MSc in Digital Imaging and Design thesis at the Center for Advanced Digital Applications, School of Continuing and Professional Studies - New York University
  • New York City Greek Film Festival
    New York
    United States
  • San Francisco Greek Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
  • Be There! Corfu Animation Festival
  • Athens Animfest
  • Trieste Film Festival
  • London Greek Film Festival
    United Kingdom
  • Cyprus International Film Festival
  • Animasyros
  • Athens Digital Film Festival
    Honorable mention
Director Biography - Panagiotis Tsimpiridis

Panagiotis is an architect, digital designer, animation creator and director based in Athens, Greece. He graduated with a MSc in Digital Imaging & Design from New York University, NY, USA (2010) and a Diploma in Architecture from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2002).

He has worked on animation and motion graphics for commercial projects ("Furry Frenzies", Hasbro, Click 3x, New York), EU and Greek National funded research projects ("COSMOS. Cultural Osmosis - Mythology & Art", etc for NCSR “Demokritos”), museological exhibitions ("Tales of Invisible Water", metro station “Dimotiko theatro”, Piraeus, Greece for the Ministry of Culture & Sports, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, and Attiko Metro S.A.) music videos ("Ten Small Crabs", production by O Tempelis Drakos) etc. His animation shorts, "Beachless" (2010, thesis project at NYU) and "The wedding ring" (2008), have been screened in international film festivals.

Panagiotis has also worked as a digital designer and project manager for cultural research projects ("COSMOS" for NCSRD). As an architect he has worked for high-end residential, commercial, office space, big-scale projects (“Papastratos industrial complex at Aspropyrgos" for Philip Moris International, and "Athens Concert Hall “Megaron” - Phase B"), and competitions ("Thessaloniki x4", first prize) in Athens, Greece, and New York, USA.

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Director Statement

Beachless was my thesis project for the MSc in Digital Imaging and Design at the Center for Advanced Digital Applications, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York University, New York, NY, USA.

The story is a humorous comment on our contemporary society’s over-consumerism; it suggests that the long-lasting assumption that acquisitions improve our lives and make us happier is not true. It is when we realize which are our true needs that we find the way to happiness.

Beachless’ design references the era when the term consumer was born, the 1950s and 1960s. It is a combination of elements of the Modern Design cartoons, such as the visible outlines and the color that follows the lines loosely for static elements like the environment, and that of contemporary 3d animation style for the character and props.

I would like to thank all my instructors at CADA for their valuable knowledge and especially Mike Cushny and Patricia Heard - Greene that were my thesis supervisors.