Definitely NOT a heist

Five friends in their early twenties, struggle with money problems. When they face an economical dead-end, they decide to take matters into their own hands, conducting a somewhat impromptu and very amateur robbery.

  • Mariana Tarasiadou
  • Mariana Tarasiadou
  • Mariana Tarasiadou
  • George Kakalis
  • Savvas Katirtzidis
  • Aggelos Gougousis
    Key Cast
  • Nikos Andrias
    Key Cast
  • Andreas Tziatzias
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Heist, comedy, social
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 20, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Metropolitan College
Director Biography - Mariana Tarasiadou

Mariana Tarasiadou was born in Thessaloniki in 1999. She studied Directing in Metropolitan College and Media Production in Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. She has been a part of several productions, such as "The End of Humanity", "The Expendables 4", "The Enforcer", "The Lost Daughter", "Bricklayer", "Dirty Angels". She is an active writer and producer, always looking for the next perfect shot and compelling story. "Definitely NOT a heist" is her first short film.

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Director Statement

An indirect criticism of the lack of seriousness and the slackness of the new generation. An idea that came from the well-known phrase "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity". Five characters who consider themselves invincible, intoxicated on the spiritedness and effervescence of youth, make one reckless decision after another. What will the price be?
This film is very important to me, as it is the first one that I wrote and directed completely by myself. There is a part of me, quite distinct, in the characters, the colors, the pacing, even the frame composition. Perhaps the "unripe", youthful look I had when I created it, will be obvious to more seasoned audiences, but I hope that even so, everyone will be able to find their own meaning and enjoy this brief introduction to the characters, and me.