“The Boy who became King” is one of the official selections of the second annual Lady Filmmakers Festival which takes place in Santa Monica at the Aero Theater, October 8-10. Nansia Movidis is the only Greek actress who stars in the short movie, and one of the special guests of the Lady filmmakers festival. The film follows a terminally ill grandfather who is reading a powerful story to his grandson, a story that involves a green dragon and an almighty two-headed sword, all metaphors for life’s lessons.
Movidis was born and raised in Larnaca Cyprus. When she turned eighteen without a second thought moved to LA to follow her dream for an acting career in the filmmaking capital. Being an actress is a great opportunity to live the character’s life as much as she can.
“I choose characters that are very far away from me, the more I have to learn, the more I have to adjust the easier it is for me to get there and of course is more exiting. I use everyone and everything in my work, and is always the oddest little detail that makes a character come to life. I am not a good actor, I have to go there, have to feel it, have to relate it to it, and unfortunately, I do bring it home.”
And she is not afraid to admit that being an actor is “a bit sociopathic”.
“Being an actor – let’s face it – is a bit sociopathic. We transform into other people. We make real to us what everyday people call “it’s just a movie”. Success to me is to be able to grow as an artist and as a human being with brilliant people, tell stories, find truths and touch souls.”
But Movidis isn’t always in front of the camera as she is also an editor. “Film Editing was a suggestion from a friend. I love film editing is the last part of story telling, is where the film comes to life. Film’s like a trail of thinking and with thinking comes emotion. Like a dream, we guide the audience through emotions, we make them think, therefore they feel…”
Another Greek actor at the Lady Filmmakers festival is Christos Vassilopoulos who participates as a juror.