SYNOPSIS

Smac or Second Mitochondrial Activator of Caspases is a protein that promotes cell death. Without this protein our cells become immortalised but unfortunately we die from the uncontrolled cell multiplication. Eleni is diagnosed with cancer. After the initial shock she takes the chance to have another look at her life.

DIRECTORS STATEMENT

What happens when you realise that you’re running out of time? What is the most important for you when you are diagnosed with cancer? I used to be ignorant about cancer until a tumor knocked my door. The experience of spending few weeks in a cancer hospital in Athens made me to want to make this film. And it’s not a movie about pain and suffering but it’s about how to love and trust the other human beings. How to love and trust a stranger homeless man…

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Elias Dimitriou was born in Famagusta, Cyprus.

He studied Theology at the Athens University and Cinema at Stavrakos Film School. He has also followed seminars for screenwriting, acting, lighting and editing techniques.

He has directed one theatre play, seven short films, thirty documentaries and two feature films, ‘Fish n’ chips’ (2011) and ‘Smac’ (2015). Both his feature films have participated and won awards in multiple film festivals. He has also worked as a screenwriter and film editor in more than fifty shorts and documentaries.

In 1992 he began teaching 'Acting For The Camera Techniques' for young actors at the Greek General Secretariat for Youth. From 1999 to 2002 he works as an assistant Director at the Panorama of European Cinema in Athens. In 2009 he teached 'Film Making Technigues' at the Film Studies department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and then in 2010 he started teaching cinema at the New Greek Theatre - Giorgos Armenis. He now works for the Greek National Television as a Commissioning Editor.

In 2008, he established his own production company, 'Ammos films' which has produced films for the Greek Film Centre, the Cyprus Film Advisory Committee, the Cyprus Press & Information Office, the Greek National Television and OTETV.

He has participated many times as a member of a jury in Short film Festivals at both the Greek National Television and the Greek Film Centre.

He is also a member of the European Film Academy, the Hellenic Film Academy, the Greek Film Directors – Producers Guild, and Directors Guild of Cyprus.

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CAST

EleniEvangelia Adreadaki
AndreasYannis Kokiasmenos
JunkieStavroula Kontopoulou
MukasaStephanos Mwange
AthinaLoukia Michalopoulou
DoctorNikos Georgakis
AbasiamaMariliz Ritsardi
ChristosIordanis Hoursoglou
CaretakerNikos Zoiopoulos
Chemo girl Melissanthi Regoukou
StavroulaNatalia Kyrikou

CREDITS

DirectorElias Demetriou
EditorElias Demetriou
CinematographyPantelis Mantzanas
Production DesignerConstantinos Papageorgiou
Art DirectionConstantinos Papageorgiou
Costume Designer Angeliki Panayotou
MusicChristina Georgiou
Sound EngineerDinos Kittou
Production ManagerGiorgos Zervas
Sound DesignerAris Louziotis, Alexandros Sidiropoulos
Sound MixingKostas Varybopiotis
ProducerElias Demetriou
Co-ProducerPanos Bisdas, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Panos Papadopoulos
Production CompaniesAmmos Films, Faliro House
With The Support of Greek Film Centre, OTE TV, Authorwave, Prosenghisi F