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The date (By the book)

Sol takes up the advice of a friend and asks this new girl he likes so much on a date, willing to be a gentleman. She, also is determined to make this relationship work and for this, she is studying a book on how to succeed in a relationship.
They meet and things get a little out of hand...however...

  • Athina Chatzigiannaki
    Stare Me In The Eye
  • Athina Chatzigiannaki
    Stare Me I n The Eye
  • Tamara Belland
  • Onarsé Dave Tubongbanua
  • Athina Chatzigiannaki
    Stare Me The n The Eye
  • Onarsé Dave Tubongbanua
    Key Cast
  • Harrison Keen
    Key Cast
  • Michael Porceddu
    Key Cast
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    17 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 AUD
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    MOV 4K 25p
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Director Biography - Athina Chatzigiannaki

Athina Chatzigiannaki came into filmmaking after having a long career and extensive background in visual arts and performances
In June 2022 she graduated from the University of Sydney with a masters in Moving Image, which marked the starting point into the field with her short film 'Stare me in the eye'.
Now, with her new film The date, a somewhat longer short of about 17 min, she is actually taking the first step outside the school, establishing her foot into the industry as an independent filmmaker.

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Director Statement

When a long distance walker hikes through the mountains, each mountain top he meets along his way marks a new starting point while more mountain tops are revealed in front of her eyes.This is how I am experiencing my journey in filmmaking so far.