Interview with Filmmaker Petros Niamonitakis (ONE DAY ONE FLY)

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Petros Niamonitakis: I think I was suddenly bitten by a fly

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

-We worked on this project for about 1 year and a half counting a few breaks in between

3. How would you describe your short film in two words!?

-Fun & tragic

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

-Fortunately, there was no obstacle. Everything went smoothly except the 3D rendering I guess.

5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video?

-Public opinion is the probably the toughest judge to win over. At the same time having positive reactions is the best reward for a director. That’s why it usually makes me both nervous and excited. The overall feeling was very pleasant and I feel grateful for every one of them and I want to thank them very much.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:


6. How did you come up with the idea for this short film?

-I got the idea for this film by the irresistible notion of “creativity for fun”.

7. What film have you seen the most in your life?

-Hard to remember, as I usually watch the movies I like again and again. I think the easiest answer would be “the Eraserhead by David Lynch”.

8. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway, what are you feelings of the submission platform from a filmmaker’s perspective?

-I thought it is very user friendly. At least to me.

9. What song have you listened to the most times in your life?

-Beautiful boy by John Lennon

10. What is next for you? A new film?

-As we found ourselves with tons of free time because of the quarantine
(due to covid 19) I have already finished a new animation short film entitled ” The Day After C”.

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