It evolved from my early memories of summer, growing up in the 90s in Greece. Memories of real instances and imagined ones; sparked from the sensationalised imagery I was exposed to, and from the magically-ambiguous words I would hear from the lips of adults: “Cosmopolitan”, “Mai-Tai”, “Gin Fizz”, “Sex on the beach”.
This seemed like the “promised land” of adulthood: a never-ending summer, floating in grenadine, burning under a hedonistic sun. But nothing could prepare you for the winter chills of adulthood – of loss and of separation. “Copa-Loca” is this summer-land, revisited.
He is currently based in Athens, developing his first feature-length film.
2017 COPA LOCA, short
2016 FLOWERS AND BOTTOMS, short
2016 BON-BON, short
2012 WOMAN WITH THE PLASTIC FLOWER, short
2011 MAKE-UP, short
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Christos Massalas
Written by: Christos Massalas
Produced by: Christos Massalas
Cinematography: Konstantinos Koukoulios
Editing: Christos Massalas
Costume Design: Marli Aliferi
Make-Up & Hair: Ioanna Lygizou
Original Score: ?tella
Sound Design: Dimitris Kanellopoulos, George Ramantanis
Main Cast: Elsa Lekakou (Paulina), Jenny Hiloudaki (Paulina's mother), Pavlos Iordanopoulos, Talat Iqbal
Nominations and Awards
- European Short Film 2017