Private Project

PANDEMIA

Pandemia
An experimental movie such as an art music video which shows the relationship between human kind and nature and how it has evolved through the artistic perspective of dance. The viral pandemic is the theme. I got my inspiration from the strange rythm of the music and its sound easthetic, also choosing dance moves from my own point of view representing aspects of the destruction of nature by humans relating to the pandemic. As the dancer and actor, I represent mother nature illustrated by different facial expressions and gestures, such as, being torn, weakness, the mechanization of natural movement as a form of violation by humans and then in return, nature throwing a virus back to us, for our destruction.

  • Katerina Giannakopoulou
    Director
  • Katerina Giannakopoulou
    Producer
  • Katerina Giannakopoulou
    Key Cast
    “Mother Nature”
  • Katerina Giannakopoulou
    Writer
  • Katerina Giannakopoulou
    Lead Artists
  • Daniel Dornhöfer
    Key Collaborators
    Poster Design
  • Marc Fragstein
    Key Collaborators
    Sound Design
  • Castora Herz
    Key Collaborators
    Music Composition
  • Project Type:
    Performance, Other
  • Genres:
    Art Music Video, Inspirational, Drama, Dancing Video, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Oniros Film Awards
    Saint-Vincent
    Italy
    July 6, 2020
    Saint-Vincent
    Honorable Mention
  • Top Shorts
    USA
    United States
    July 29, 2020
    ONLINE
    Winner Best Experimental
  • LAFA
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 2, 2020
    Los Angeles online
    Honorable Mention
  • NYIFA
    New York
    United States
    August 7, 2020
    Winner Best Dance Choreography
  • Sicily Indipendent Film Awards
    Sicily
    Italy
    August 13, 2020
    Winner Best Music Video
  • Bridge Fest

    Canada
    May 6, 2021
    North Canada
    Winner Music Contest (monthly competition) selected for the annuel
  • Kosice International Monthly Film Fest
    Kosice
    Czech Republic
    August 30, 2020
    Honorable Mention Experimental
  • Hollywood Gold Awards
    Hollywood, California
    United States
    September 5, 2020
    Silver Award Experimental
  • Sicily Independent Film Awards
    Sicily
    Italy
    September 1, 2020
    Featuring
  • Global Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 30, 2020
    Best Music Video
  • International Independent Film Awards - Spring Session
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 3, 2020
    Silver Award Music Video
  • WILDsound Dance Music Animation Feedback Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    October 10, 2020
  • Experimental Dance Music Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    October 10, 2020
    Toronto Premiere
    BEST PERFORMANCE, AUDIENCE FEEDBACK AWARD
  • Film Fest by Rogue Dancer

    United States
    October 23, 2020
    FANtas-ee Edition
    Official Selection
  • Prague International Film Fest
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Best Sound Design
  • Vesuvius International Film Fest

    Italy
    Best Poster
  • Platonic Film Competition

    India
    Best Music Video
  • Hollywood Goldan Age Festival
    New York
    United States
    Honorable Mention Experimental Short Film
  • Madrid Film Awards
    Madrid
    Spain
    February 1, 2021
    Best Music Video 2021
  • Lift OFF Global Network Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    February 1, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Katerina Giannakopoulou

The Tragedy of Domna Visvizi - 2020
Director/Actress/Dancer- Katerina Giannakopoulou
Director/Actor/Singer - Mixalis Iliaskos
Producer - Greek Natural Videos
D.O.P. - Dimitris Tektonidis
Music Composition - Sakis Tsilikis
Lyrics - Toula Karoni
Sound Design - Marc Fragstein
Copy Writer - Jelena Ristic

Pandemia - 2020
Katerina Giannakopoulou - Director/Dancer/Actress/Producer
Lukas Herbrand/Julien Prause - DOP
Castora Herz - Music Composition
Vocals - Angelo Reale
Marc Fragstein - Sound Design

DIALOG - 2019
Katerina Giannakopoulou - Director/Dancer/Concept
Lukas Herbrand - DOP
Wolfgang Obrecht - Sound Mixer

LINIE 18 - 2018
Katerina Giannakopoulou - Director/Concept/Choreography/Dance
Florian Klapetz - Camera
FlamenCaOs CONnexion - Performance

LOST & FOUND - 2018
Katerina Giannakopoulou - Director/Dancer/Actress
Florian Klapetz - Camera
Kai Engel - Music Composition

SEEKER - 2017
Katerina Giannakopoulou - Director/Dancer/Actress
Florian Klapetz - Camera
Kai Engel - Music Composition

TO FILAXTO - 2016
Mixalis Iliaskos - Director/Singer/Producer
Katerina Giannakopoulou - Director/Dancer/Actress
Dimitris Tektonidis - D.O.P.
Vagelis Drosakis - Violin

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Director Statement

I have been directing my own multidisciplinary performances since 2016. PANDEMIA, my multiple award winning experimental music film (2020), is my first exclusively solo project which I directed, performed, danced and produced. It is a poignant cautionary tale on the topic of COVID19 from the perspective of Mother Nature as the protagonist. Having no audience nor opportunity to put on any kind of show or performance opened up an empty space into which this project could be born. The news around the world about COVID19 sparked my vision for which I already had most of the elements without planning to. It was so obvious to me that this pandemic is closely tied to how we have chosen to exist on the earth and treat Mother Nature, but she has a good side and a bad side. She provides us with everything we need for beautiful healthy lives, but she can also take it all away when she is angry with storms, natural disasters and disease. So, it just made sense that she was going to be the protagonist in this emotional revenge story.
Having lost all other avenues of performing live, I thought why not take the chance to produce my own film now and submit it to festivals? So, I did.
Being able to have my movie shown at so many festivals and being part of this amazing community is an unforgettable experience, especially during this pandemic. I just never expected it to come this far!