Private Project

Steph and Gabe’s Vacation

A neo new wave portrait of a trip to the Cycladic Islands

  • Gabriel Smith
  • Stephanos Amoutzidis
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    France, Greece
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Gabriel Smith

Gabriel Smith studied Theater at Wesleyan University. He has been inspired by many experiences with international communities through his upbringing in the Eastern Orthodox Church which has opened doors to time in Greece and Paris, France. He is inspired by Goddard and aims to find new ways to push form and composition with guérilla style filmmaking

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Director Statement

This film is the first cinematic work I have completed after studying theater during college and working exclusively on music for several years post graduate. I find that traveling opens the eye to opportunity for capturing captivating shots. This trip was planned with my friend, a Greek National, who is now working and living abroad in Scandinavia. The vacation was filled with beauty and boredom which I aimed to capture in this short film. After Greece, I made a short stop in France where I met the subject of the last segment on a train