Acclaimed cinematographer Phedon Papamichael‘s directorial debut, “A Beautiful Day”, won first prize at the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival.
The short film won first prize in the Short Narrative category, and will be showing next at the Oldenburg International Film Festival in Germany (September 14-18) and the Charleston International Film Festival in South Carolina (November 2-6).
Greeks were also involved behind the scenes of “A Beautiful Day” as well, as the screenplay was co-written by Angeliki Giannakopoulos and Casey Cannon.
Starring James Brolin and Frances Fisher, “A Beautiful Day” features the main character, Gene, and the events that lead up to his decision to use a gun for the first time. The short explores social issues and touches on today’s political dialogue surroundings guns in the US.
Papamichael has collaborated as a cinematographer with director Alexander Payne for critically-acclaimed films such as “Nebraska” and “The Descendants”, and also worked with the director on the upcoming movie “Downsizing”, which is currently in post production.