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A son in grief, tries to find a way out of Bulgaria carrying
his father's ashes.

  • Steven Gekas
  • Steven Gekas
  • Steven Gekas
  • Vasilis Samourkas
    Key Cast
  • Kostas Xikominos
    Key Cast
  • Boyko Paskalev
    Key Cast
  • Radoslav Paskalev
    Key Cast
    "Taxi Driver"
  • Fanourious Kazakis
    Director of photography
  • Danai Elefsinioti
    Production Designer
  • Christos Sakellariou
  • Ionas Katrakazos
    Norway, The Republic
  • Lia Antonelli
    Assistant production designer
  • Maria Elena Mitrodima
    Assistant director
  • Romanos Papaioannou
    Production Assistants
  • Anna Patrikiou
    Production Assistants
  • Helen Lazarides
    Production Assistants
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  • Genres:
    Drama, short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Bulgarian, English, Modern Greek (1453-)
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Ischia Global Film Festival
  • Jangran Film Festival

  • OC Film Fiesta

    United States
  • Chania Film Festival

Director Biography - Steven Gekas

Born in Thessaloniki in 1994. The need for cinematograph came at a young age. Since he was eight years old, he knew he wanted to make films. He studied Film Directing and got his Bachelor's degree(2012-2015) from AKMI METROPOLITAN COLLEGE part of Queen Margaret University. So far, he's directed and written all of his short films. His films Point Blank, Van Draggers and Intellectual Tramps have all participated in Athens International film festival "Nyxtes Premieras". In 2017 he directed his first TVC for Diafano stores and finished his short film "Humphrey" which has 4 awards, 6 nominations and 17 official selections in festivals including "Drama Film Festival", "Athens International Film Festival", "Los Angeles Greek Film Festival" and "Bogart Film Noir Competition". Currently he is in post production of his latest short film "Father" while he is teaching the "Technical Workshop" course at IEK AKMI's Film directing department". In April 2019 he attended a masterclass by Werner Herzog at the Onassis Foundation.

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Director Statement

"Father" was created from a single thought.

What if a loved one were to pass away and you haven't told them what was on your mind. In this case, that person is a father.

In the film, a young man in grief tries to return from Bulgaria to his own home country, Greece, after having his father cremated. The weather is inhospitable, it's freezing. The people, don't understand him, he can't communicate. Suddenly, he gets dumped in the middle of nowhere. He decides to walk to the bus station but he gets lost. In his walk, he'll meet a fisherman and his son which by their simple hospitality and innocent chat they will make him question his past relationship with his own father. A simple play will lead to disaster, a disaster will lead to a helping hand and a helping hand in letting go.

Pain will transform to dirt..
dirt to rage..
rage to Forgiveness.