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The velveteen rabbit - A tale of love and addiction

Boy meets girl. Phil meets Nina. And they roll the dice.
From the hot skyline of Athens to the rainy streets of London, they struggle to put together the fragments of their life, while fighting their demons and Phil’s drug addiction. They lose themselves in a rollercoaster of emotions, but gain a new vision of the world through the purifying experience of love.

  • Dimitra Barla
    The Cloakroom Attendant
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    Short Script
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    United Kingdom
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Writer Biography - Dimitra Barla

Dimitra holds a BA in Media and Communication and a Masters in Acting. She has written the theatre monologue 'The Cloakroom Attendant', which was staged in June 2017 in London. As an actor she holds lead parts in the UK feature film 'I Love London' and the Greek awarded feature 'The cypress deep down'. She is also an art contributor to online magazines. 'The velveteen rabbit - A tale of love and addiction' is her first short film.

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Writer Statement

We live in sad times of migration, austerity and war; but we also live in times of reflection, where what really matters shines crystal-clear. What Nina and Phil share is that immigrants are not only defined by their migration status, just as drug addicts are not only defined by their addiction. They are much more than that.