The film lasts less than 3 minutes but it has many meanings.
We should not let the stereotypes and prejudices to influence our attitude towards other people without giving the chance to ourselves to know them better.
So….my main wish for 2014 is more tolerance and respect of the human rights. Acceptance and social inclusion will make our world a better place.
Finally, I would like to congratulate the director, Nancy Spetsioti, the script writer, the cast and the whole production team of the film for this alarm.
We say not to hate speech and we join the campaign of the Council of Europe “NO TO HATE SPEECH MOVEMENT” because Human Rights should be the same online and offline. Find more in the official websiteof the campaign. Follow and support the campaing on Twitter, (@nohate_speech) and facebook (No Hate Speech Movement).
A very interesting article, posted in “The Huffington Post” by Jahnabi Barooah about religious holidays of nine major world religions: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Paganism, Shinto and Sikhism.
Intereligious dialogue became an important aspect of my life after participating in the Youth in Actions projects, “Merry Holy…Days” and “M.R.I: Mythology Religion Ireligion”. Spirituality is everywhere, the point is to look for it.
Yiannis Alexiou- Greco
Fleur Poad- Germaine
Gary Fannin- Big Sam
Alex Reseman- George
WillemVan Heemstra- Nel
Carla Espinoza- Bel
Luc Guiol- Francois
Matilde Ramos Pinto- Portia
Veera W Vilo- Finn
Paul Connaughton- Seamus
Chiara De Palo- Talia
Dolores ReynalsEYNALS – Esmeralda
DOP – MARCO DEVETAK
Camera operator – GREGORY LUSCOMBE
Sound engineer – GEORGE WATTS
Gaffer – TIJMEN VELDHUIZEN
1st Asst. Director – RICHARD STONOR
2nd Asst. Director – MACALISTER BEXON
Runner – JAMES WORLIDGE
Art Department – LUCY ATTWOOD, LAURA HUTCHINSON
Make Up Artists – GRACE KEEN, CHRISTA CHAPPELL
Casting – LARA DOREE
Marketing – JONATHAN WILTSHIRE
BTS Photography – GUI OLIVEIRA
Post Production – AURORA DIGITAL POST
Editor – JASON RAYMENT
Sound Mixer – GEORGE WATTS
Distribution – CAPITAL CITY ENTERTAINMENT
With thanks to:
Kirkdale Hotel, Clyde Hall, The Orchard Pub – Croydon, The Actors Temple, Resident Studios – Willesden Green Katherine, Paul, Joe and James Denham, Sebastian Seehusen, Romesh Vaitilingam, Olaf Storbeck, Judy Doree, Henry Blake, Occam Advisory Services
The short film “A Very European Break Up” is a satire of the debt crisis in Europe . It is an 8 minutes film about the unhappy marriage of Germaine, a workaholic German business woman and Greco, a “lazy” Greek man. The film is available online and it is not for profit. Moreover, the director intends to show the impact of the economy on the daily life.
The actors are volunteers coming from different countries.
Yiannis Alexiou: He comes from the island of Kos in Greece. His opinion about the crisis is ‘The Troika that have been supervising Greece for the past year or so have spent most of their time bullying or taking holidays away rather than coming up with any real solutions.’
Fleur Poad: She is half German and half English. Her opinion about the crisis ‘I really have no idea about the financial crisis as I have always been good with my own money.’
Dolores Reynals is half Spanish and half Argentinian. Her opinion about: ‘As a half Spanish-half Argentinian I am no stranger to economic crisis. But I am having a hard time having a view on this one, it just makes me think about not spending the virtual money I have made-up in my head.’
Alex Roseman was born in the Great Britain. His opinion about the crisis is ‘Debt crisis: It’s happened before and it’ll happen again.’
Music: Markos M-Triantafyllou, a half-Greek, half-German composer.
Director: Bob Denham, British.
Find more information about the film in the official website of the Econ Films.