Private Project

The Performance

Stathis is an actor who is now taking his first steps in the theater. His mother is sick. He is the only one who can sustain her. His need for more money is always on his mind. However, things get difficult for Stathis, as he loses his job and the news comes out that the actors will be doing voluntary work. Stathis, in his sadness, comes face to face with his director, who pushes him to understand what theater is in its essence.

  • Nikolas Karacharissis
  • Nikolas Karacharissis
  • Danae Bellou
  • Giannis Akrivopoulos
    Key Cast
    "Stathis "
  • Angelica Pantzouri
    Key Cast
  • Magdalini Bekri
    Key Cast
  • Alice Angel
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Aleksopulos
    D.O.P and Editor
  • Kiriakos Alexiadis
    Lighting in theatre
  • Kiriakos Athanasiadis
  • Helen Laska
  • Evi Komini
  • Nena Efthimiadou
  • Magda Gialeli
  • Panos Gkogkos
  • Georgia Giannakosian
  • Maria Goma
  • Zoe Mina Koumanidi
  • Evaggelia Savanaki
  • Dimitris Kokovidis
    Sound Design
  • Elias Ouzounis
  • Eui Mavropoulou
    Make up
  • Katerina Voultsou
    Costume Design
  • Stelina Koutoula
    Set Design
  • Apostolos Papais
  • Maria Lambaki
  • Xhesika Lika
    1st AD
  • Aggelos Iatrou
    2nd AD
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Η παράσταση
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - I.EK. Akmi
Director Biography - Nikolas Karacharissis

Nikolas Karacharissis was born in 2001 in Thessaloniki. At the moment, he is finishing his studies in the Department of "Organizational Management, Marketing and Tourism" with a specialization in Marketing, at the International Hellenic University institution, while at the same time he is finishing his studies in the Directing department of I.E.K. Akmi. He has participated in student short films, in various positions, which have not been released, and he has collaborated with screenwriter and director, George Georgakopoulos on short films that will be released soon.

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Director Statement

"The Performance" is a social drama short film, based on the current situation faced by actors in their field. It is an allegorical dimension, which is not far from reality. I have always admired the work of actors, their dedication and professionalism. The filming method includes shots of variable duration, depending on Stathis' mental world. We want the viewer to forget that they are seeing a construction so that they too experience the situation. For this reason, many cuts are avoided, something that will change when Stathis goes through a lot of confusion. Basically, medium and close-ups prevail, so as to emphasize the emotion of the character. The main theme of the film is that art never dies, and that despite all the difficulties or limitations, expression through acting will never cease to exist, and that people need it, also as spectators.