World With No Colours
World With No Colours is a personal and touching
short documentary about the relationship between
a blind father and his Cinematographer daughter.
Beautifully shot images weave together an honest
insight into the beauty of everyday life and we get a
snapshot of their journey as they get to know each
other through the years.
Stuart MacLeanProducerBicycle (film)
Project Type:Documentary, Short, Student
Runtime:16 minutes 32 seconds
Completion Date:November 30, 2016
Production Budget:1,500 GBP
Country of Origin:United Kingdom
Country of Filming:Greece, United Kingdom
Language:Modern Greek (1453-)
Cinematographer Alkistis Terzi is originally from
Greece and has lived and worked in Scotland for the
last six years (2010-2016). She is currently the
youngest tutor of the film school in Scotland (Screen
Academy, Edinburgh) teaching Cinematography to
the undergraduate and postgraduate students.
As a freelancer Alkistis has been head of the camera
department on more than 15 short films and shot her
first feature film in 2015 at the age of 26. Her interest
in discovering the everyday stories of life has lead her
film making career into the documentary world where
she directed two more features.
World With No Colours started with my father
finding a new eye-treatment for his sight condition.
Something that occurred in our lives at the same
time as I started my studies as an MFA
cinematographer. I decided to record the process
and help myself understand the perspective of the
man who raised me as a blind man. In the three year
process that my film currently is I got to realise
many interesting things about myself, take for
example the fact that I work in a field that has an
immediate connection to my ability of seeing- does
this connect with my translation of the existing
world to my father while I was growing up? Could
this be the reason why I am so passionate to show
stories to an audience through my perspective?
The film seeks to explore my memories, study my
life choices, look at the ones my father has made,
the impact those have to the world around him,
convey the emotional world at the core of our
relationship and the simplicity of it by stripping
down to the minimum all the complexities of a
father-daughter psychoanalytic process and instead
replace it with moments of our everyday habits,
failures and successes.
As life is not a three year journey and capturing a
simple moment that symbolises, or even narrates a
complex circumstance of life, this film is going to be
my life project. A living documentary that by the end
of my relationship with my father, when our journey
together will be interrupted by death- the film will