SPARKLING

CANDLES
SHORT FILM
BY THANASIS 
NEOFOTISTOS

synopsis

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

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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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*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.

 

*ΣΠΙΝΘΗΡΟΒΟΛΑ ΚΕΡΑΚΙΑ

 

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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!

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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!

 

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director's

THANASIS NEOFOTISTOS is a Film Director, Writer & Architect from Athens, Greece. Berlinale Talents alumnus. His latest short film, called ‘PATISION AVENUE’ (13’-2018), premiered in 75th Venice Film Festival, won 3 awards at Clermont-Ferrand 2019 (Jury, Canal+, EFA) and has already selected in more than 20 top-A-tier film festivals. ‘PROSEFHI: Greek School Prayer’ (20’-2014), was his dissertation and has been selected by several important International Film Festivals (Encounters, SaoPaulo and 40 more IFF) and won several prizes like Golden Dionysus Award. His documentary called ‘POGONISKOS’ (10’-2015) won the Best Documentary Award at the 38thDramaISFF. He initially studied Architecture (M.A/DUTh) and afterwards continued by studying Film Directing (B.A/QMU). One of his characteristic assets, Production Design, is an influence from his studies. Over the last years, he works also in Greek Ministry of Education on matters concerning Greek Art Public Schools. He is member of the Greek Director Guild (ESS) & Film Directors/Producers Guild of Greece (ESPEK) and has studied Acting (2-years). 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 project has already been selected, amongst other, at First Films First SEDA 2017, MFI 2016, Sarajevo Script Station and got a MEDIA development fund. 

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DIRECTOR’s FILMOGRAPHY

► ROUTE-3 | Trojka  (Fiction-TBA-15’)
► 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:  

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contact

Thanasis Neofotistos

Film Director

thaneofotistos@mail.com

www.thanasisneofotistos.com

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Ben Vandendaele

Radiator IP Sales

ben@radiatorsales.eu

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