On Hold

An episodic short film that follows four people, while they are waiting for the better, the worse, the unexpected or just the unavoidable.

  • George Tsirogiannis
  • George Tsirogiannis
  • Darío Acebales
  • George Tsirogiannis
  • Stefania Kriezi
    Key Cast
  • Giorgos Nikopoulos
    Key Cast
  • Haris Trasanis
    Key Cast
  • Andromahi Pouliasi
    Key Cast
  • Lazaros Vasileiou
    Key Cast
  • Petros Antoniadis
    The Two Faces of January, Wild Duck, Green Story, The Dinner (short), Alter (short)
  • John Nikolettos (Protasis Productions)
    Production Manager
    Captain Corelli's Mandolin, My Life in Ruins
  • Sofia Legatou
    Costume & Set Designer
    The Dinner (short)
  • Dimitris Kanellopoulos
    Production Sound Mixer
    Boy Eating the Bird's Food, Norway, The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas, Homeland
  • Deadfile
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Σε Αναμονή
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Social
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    RAW (Blackmagic Cinema Camera)
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
    November 18, 2014
    Baltic Premiere
    Sleepwalkers Official Selection
  • Early Bird Student Film Festival
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    November 7, 2014
    Balkan Premiere
  • London Greek Film Festival
    London, UK
    October 22, 2015
    British Premiere
  • Athens International Digital Film Festival
    Athens, Greece
    December 15, 2014
    Greek Premiere
  • Naoussa international Film Festival
    Naoussa, Greece
    September 21, 2015
  • Siliguri International Documentary and Short Film Contest
    Siliguri, India
    November 15, 2014
    South Asian Premiere
  • Artfools International Film Festival
    Larissa, Greece
    March 6, 2015
Director Biography - George Tsirogiannis

Born and raised in Athens, Greece in 1991, he moved to the island of Corfu to study Audiovisual Arts in the Ionian University. He has worked as director, editor and assistant director in short films, TV commercials and music videos.

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Director Statement

In summer 2013, I experienced a severe writer's block. I was waiting impatiently for a new idea to come. Focusing more on this weird kind of panic than on creating something new, I ended up with no new ideas by the end of summer.

This is when a friend of mine suggested that I write something about waiting. The idea appealed to me at once; it was, as it seemed, the only thing I was able to write about at the time.

This first spark turned into this little film with the help of crowdfunding, separated into four small stories about four people who wait for something special. The only common point of those four stories is the condition; all four characters wait. And as they're waiting, the camera serves as a peephole, from which we see something deeper about those people's feelings, wishes and fears.