“Copa-Loca” selected for Directors’ Fortnight

Heretic Outreach is delighted to announce that “Copa-Loca”, a short film by Christos Massalas, has been selected for the 49th edition of the Directors Fortnight, which will take place from May 18th to May 28th in Cannes.

The film, which will compete for the Illy prize for best short film, tells the story of Copa-Loca, an abandoned Greek summer resort. Paulina is the girl at the heart of Copa-Loca. Everyone cares for her and she cares about everyone – in every possible way.

Born in 1986, Christos Massalas studied Film Theory at Kingston University, London and Filmmaking at the London Film School, LFS. His short films have been screened and won awards at many international film festivals, including Locarno, Tampere, BFI, São Paulo, Uppsala, Thessaloniki and Silhouette. He was also granted Artist Residencies in Serbia and Norway. He is currently based in Athens, where he is developing “Broadway”, his feature-length debut produced by Heretic.

“Copa-Loca” is produced by Christos Massalas, co-produced by Konstantinos Kontrovrakis and Giorgos Karnavas, and supported by the Greek Film Center. Heretic Outreach is handling world sales.

Writer/Director: Christos Massalas Director of Photography: Konstantinos Koukoulios Starring: Elsa Lekakou, Jenny Hiloudaki, Pavlos Iordanopoulos, Talat Iqbal, Stathis Stamoulakatos, Michalis Pitidis, Fotis Stratigos, Nadia Katsoura, Panos Iosifidis, George Ramantanis, Jon Simvonis Production Manager: Maria Repousi Editing: Christos Massalas Original music: Σtella Costume Design: Marli Aliferi Make-up: Ioanna Lygizou Sound: Dimitris Kanellopoulos, George Ramantanis Produced by: Christos Massalas Co-produced by: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis Running time: 14’ Country of production: Greece

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