Private Project

Life on Hold

Greece in a pre-election period. A young man at his 30, just before going to work finds a note that he will be evicted if he does not pay his rent immediately. Unpaid for months from his job he takes care his grandmother who suffers from dementia. A story written from the hard reality of our time, the struggle for survival, people who judge easily from the outward appearance and the solidarity where shouts is the only antidote to our social and economical crisis.

  • Dimitris Panelis
    Director
  • Dimitris Panelis
    Writer
  • Sotiris Tseles
    Producer
  • Dimitris Panelis
    Producer
  • Nelli Gini
    Key Cast
    "Grandmother"
  • Leonidas Mpalafas
    Key Cast
    "Pharmacist"
  • Dimitris Panelis
    Key Cast
    "Grandson"
  • Elena Delakoura
    Key Cast
    "Musician"
  • Alexandros Louizos
    Key Cast
    "Boss"
  • Konstantinos Papasotiriou
    Key Cast
    "Pharmacy Customer 1"
  • Takis Zaharopoulos
    Key Cast
    "Pharmacy Customer 2"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Dimitris Panelis

Dimitris Panelis

I was inspired to start a volunteer program named “On Hold” which has grown quickly all over Greece and Cyprus. I first studied Telecommunications and Social media and then attended Drama School for three years. I spent several years working for Telecommunications companies and for the last four years I have been managing the “On Hold” organization. “On Hold” won two awards at the Volunteer Festival in the category of “Human crisis in Greece”. Three years ago I was presented with two awards for successfully directing my first documentary named “Stories on Hold” and I played in three theatrical plays in Athens and in two movies. “Life on Hold” is my new movie and I am really proud for this work.

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