SPARKLING

CANDLES
SHORT FILM
BY THANASIS 
NEOFOTISTOS

synopsis

A young guy, listening to "Power Of Love" on repeat, gets prepared to offer himself as a sex-toy to his boyfriend, as a celebration gift for their 3rd anniversary.

credits

YORGOS SAMARAS

 

DIRECTED BY

THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS

 

PRODUCER

SEE-GREEK DIRECTOR’S GUILD

 

WRITTEN BY

THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS

GRIGORIS SKARAKIS

CINEMATOGRAPHY

FANOURIOS KAZAKIS

 

EDITING

PANOS AGGELOPOULOS

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS

 

SOUND & SOUND DESIGN

CHRISTOS SAKELLARIOU

“SPARKLING CANDLES”

A SEE-ΕΕΣ PRODUCTION

WITH A COLLABORATION OF THESSALONIKI IFF

specifications

GENRE:          LGBTQ+ - Short Film - Comedy

YEAR:             2019

RUNTIME:      09:30 min

FORMAT:       2K | 4:3  | 24fps | 5:1 Sound | DCP | 

SUBTITLES:   English, TBA.

COUNTRY:     Greece

DIRECTOR:    Thanasis Neofotistos

PREMIERE:    43th Frameline  (USA 06.2019)

WEBSITE:       www.sparklingcandlesfilm.com

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*ΣΠΙΝΘΗΡΟΒΟΛΑ ΚΕΡΑΚΙΑ ΣΥΝΟΨΗ

Ένας νεαρός άνδρας, με την Celine Dion στο repeat, ετοιμάζεται και περιμένει τον φίλο του, στα τέσσερα, για να γιορτάσουν την τρίτη επέτειο τους.

 

*ΣΗΜΕΙΩΜΑ ΣΚΗΝΟΘΕΤΗ

Ένα μικρό αποχαιρετιστήριο γράμμα προς το σπίτι μου και μια πέρα για πέρα ρεαλιστική προετοιμασία πριν την ερωτική πράξη.

Poster Sparkling Candles

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● The song, that the young guy hears on repeat, is Céline Dion : "The Power of Love".

fun facts

● The film is like a part of a mixed tape - a quick guide before sex -  made as an old DVC Camcorder's Cassette.

● The location/house of the film was the home of the film director.

● It's the actor's Yorgos Samaras first film.

Yorgos Samaras
Heart-Boy

● Our mascot's name of the film is the yellow toy with hearts: The Heart-Boy!

INTERNATIONAL SALES  

RADIATOR IP SALES

"This film is a farewell-letter to my home and a tribute to all gay-“normality”, dedicated to the cuteness and weirdness of stuff ...before sex!"

 

  note

cv

director's

THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS is a Film Director, Writer & Architect from Greece. Berlinale Talents alumnus and Head Programmer of Student Int. Competition at Drama ISFF. His short film, PATISION AVENUE (13’-2018), premiered at 75th Venice Film Festival, won 3 awards at 41st Clermont-Ferrand 2019 (Jury, Canal+, EFA) and has already been selected in more than 90 top-tier film festivals. ROUTE-3 (13’-2019) world premiered in official competition of 44th TIFF (Toronto) and had its European premiere at competition of 42nd Clermont-Ferrand 2020. GREEK SCHOOL PRAYER (20’-2014) was his successful thesis (Golden Dionysus), and SPARKLING CANDLES (9’-2019) is his LGBTQ+ sparkling short film, premiered in 43rd Frameline. He is now in the financing stage of his first-debut feature film, which he envisions as a dark, coming-of-age, folktale, PETER AND THE WOLF; the film got the main GFC & Media funding and has been developed, amongst other, at First-Films-First, MFI, Sarajevo Script Station. His next feature film project, WILD BOARS, is developing in Torino Film Lab & MFI.

DIRECTOR’s FILMOGRAPHY

► ROUTE-3 | Trojka  (Fiction-2019-13’)
► SPARKLING CANDLES  (Fiction-2019-9’)

► PATISION AVENUE  (Fiction-2018-13’)

► FOUR DIMENSIONS AND ONE LAMP  (Doc-2017-30') 

► POGONISKOS  (Documentary-2015-11')

► PROSEFHI: Greek School Prayer  (Fiction- 2014-20')

► THE SUN AND THE WIND  (Experimental 2013-10')

 43th Frameline LGBTQ+ Film Festival

*Founded in 1977, the "Frameline" San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ+ film exhibition event in the world! As a community event with an annual attendance of 60,000+, the Festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBTQ+ arts program.   |  *read more:  

word premiere 

official selections

● 43rd FRAMELINE LGBTQ+ (06.2019)

● 59th THESSALONIKI   (11.2018)

● 18th PINK Screens Brussels (10.2019)

● 3rd FAROE Islands Minority IFF (10.2019)

● 30th HAMBUURG Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage IFF (10.2019)

● 4th NAHIA Film Fest  Spain (11.2019)

● 27th QUEER SCREEN Mardi Gras IFF Sydney (02.2020)

● 23rd AMSTERDAM LGBTQ+ Film Festival (05.2020)

● 35th FREIBURG Schwule Filmwoche Germany (05.2020)

& 40 more IFF!

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contact

Thanasis Neofotistos

Film Director

thaneofotistos@mail.com

www.thanasisneofotistos.com

Ben Vandendaele

Radiator IP Sales

ben@radiatorsales.eu

www.radiatorsales.eu