Private Project

GEORGE

Momentarily distracted from his existential crisis by the enigmatic Kiyoni, 30-year-old George is suddenly forced to confront his past in an attempt to process a life-altering event

  • Gregg Chilingirian
    Director
  • Gregg Chilingirian
    Writer
  • Gregg Chilingirian
    Producer
  • Sophie Ellena Jones
    Producer
  • Emma Waslander
    Producer
  • Gregg Chilingirian
    Key Cast
    "George"
  • Emma Gojkovic
    Key Cast
    "Kiyoni"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 24, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Super 8 Film
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Gregg Chilingirian
Director Statement

"George” has been a labour of love for over 15 years. Reminding me now, as I sit and write this, of not only how bloody old I am, but how important this story is to me.

When asked, I find it nearly impossible to explain what this film is about. But I suppose ultimately, it's about love. My very first love (Emma who plays Kiyoni). The other loves that came and went after her. And about the love that binds us all together whether we like it or not - in the experience of being human. Its about existence and pain and hope and joy. And all those other words impossible to express without sounding like an absolute plonker.

There are many stories as a writer and film-maker I’m excited to tell - but if I was given only ten minutes to show the world something of myself - I think I would feel comfortable letting ‘George' be that thing.