The Righteous

Mike wants to have a shower, but he realizes he has left his towel outside in the balcony to dry. When he goes to get it, he sees a fellow in mid-day, peeing on the wall of the house next door. In anger, Mike decides to set him straight.

  • Christos Pitharas
    Director
    Bliss
  • Christos Pitharas
    Writer
    Bliss
  • Christos Pitharas
    Producer
    Bliss
  • Michael Sarandis
    Key Cast
    "Mike"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Drama International Short Film Festival
    Drama
    Greece
    World
  • Athens International Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    September 30, 2019
    Regional
Director Biography - Christos Pitharas

Graduated in 2010 with a Master's Degree on Film Directing from the Edinburgh College of Art. .He has written and directed short and feature documentaries and fiction films for cinema, with participation in film festivals around the world. He has written and directed theater plays (The Code, 2011 and Herostratus, 2012/13) showcased in small theater venues in Athens.  From 2018 onward, he is a member of Ception of Ty (indie band), writing and reciting lyrics and directing their concept videos. He has written two poetry collection that have been published by Astarti Publishing House,  My presence beneath your legs (2019) and White Days (2013).

FILMOGRAPHY
2020 - Solstice (Fiction, short)
            BadLand (Documentary, short)
2019 - The Righteous ( Fiction, short)  
             Portraits (Documentary, short)
2018 - Sopi - a day in (Documentary, feature)
2016 - Bliss (Fiction, Feature)
2010 - Stiff - a little love story ( Fiction, short)
             https://vimeo.com/332639648  
2009 - Money Shot (Fiction, short, student film 2009)  
2008 - Donald's Feathers ( Fiction, short, student film)

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Director Statement

The Righteous deals with the idea of who we think we are and who we actually are.

Whether it is a shot, a scene, or a final idea, the attempt is always to narrate a story.
What I'm interested in, is to capture these unique moments, those fleeting frames, when something unexpected is taking place.
The process, in its rarest cases, holds the potential for some sort of ritual. But, most of all, it's a game.