5Q's w/Dimitris Katsimiris "BIRTHDAY" Director

| BIRTHDAY (13min) dir: Dimitris Katsimiris | BLOCK J | SUNDAY 10:00 |

#1: Can you describe your movie and why somebody should see it in less than 140 characters?

Marios, a young man with cerebral palsy, is waiting for his uncle to celebrate his 22nd birthday.

#2: What do you want the Borrego Springs Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title?

The role model of Marios is not a human being but a superhero. The first scene open with a dream of Marios being Superman.

#3: What is your movie making background?  Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in Rhodes and I’ve studied and worked as a social worker. In recent years I live and work in Athens as an actor, writer and director in theater and I’ve written two theatrical plays. 'Birthday' is my first short film.

#4: What was the biggest lesson learned in getting your film made?

It doesn’t matter which camera did you choose to shoot, how much money did you spent but the most essential thing in a film is the truth of your story.

#5: What does the future hold for your film and you?
Birthday has already won 7 awards all over the world. Every official selection and screening at the festivals is something important for us. That’s gives us hope and courage for our next projects. 

Matthew NothelferComment