Greek-Australian director Peter Stefanidis is planning shoot dates for his new short film attempting to portray Greek funeral services and the customs related to them.
”The Grave” is based on the article of Greek-Australian author Dean Kalymnios “The Necrotafeio” and will be the third short film of the recognized director.
Stefanidis is widely known for his film “Pontos”, in which he tried to highlight the genocide of the Hellenic civilization in the Black Sea and the tragedies people suffered, and won a place in the Cannes Film Festival.
Recognized for his active part in the social and cultural development of the Greek-Australian community, Stefanidis focuses on highlighting the Greek traditions, values and historic truths.
In this film, Stefanidis and his team are working to create a visual presentation of a man and his journey while trying to overcome loss. John, father and loving husband, has been visiting his grandparents grave religiously for over 20 years. Today’s visit starts out no different but will change John’s life forever.
The film is currently in pre-production and is scheduled for a July 2011 shoot.
Ross Black, Pauline Argyropoulos, Maria Dimos, Daniel Stow, Stavros, Tony Baxevanidis, and Victor Triantafillou are starring.