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"Little Island" (2015) / Documentary Movie

“Little Island” is a short documentary about the story of a man who chose to abandon all other life and for almost 40 years live on a small greek island in the south of Crete. Through the years he became one with the environment and managed to survive despite the many difficulties. When his stay on the island is disturbed by the tenacity of the forestry commission he is still not willing to leave the island. A person’s destiny always lies in his worst fears. And unlike all our worst fears a strong will hidden behind a life makes it always a worthwhile story to tell.

“Little Island” is a documentary movie made by Angelos Psomopoulos and Alex Vilaras as part of their film studies at SAE Athens.

Angelos Psomopoulos
Angelos is the director, producer and script writer of “Little Island”.
He was born and raised in Agios Nikolaos, Crete. After graduating from Queen Margaret University of Endiburg at 23, he started wading into filmmaking. His increasing interest in cinema led him to win a scholarship for the Digital Film Making Diploma at SAE Athens, where he is currently studying. The short documentary movie “Little Island” is his first attempt as a director.

Alex Vilaras
Alex is the cinematographer and film editor of “Little Island”.
He grew up in Paleo Faliro, Athens. Having studied Informatics and Telecommunications at the University of Athens, the newly rising world of Digital Cinema aroused his interest. So, in 2013 he enrolled in the Digital Film Making Diploma at SAE Athens, perceiving to learn the most about this new era of cinema. Cinematography and video post production are his main interests and the short documentary “Little Island” was the first opportunity for him to try them both.

Loukianos Arnaoutakis
Loukianos is the assistant cinematographer of “Little Island”. He was born in Agios Nikolaos, Crete. Loukianos was introduced to photography from an early age. After finishing his “Film and Moving Image Production” Degree at Norwich University of Arts, he then enrolled in the Digital Film Making Diploma at SAE Athens, where he is currently studying.

Original Music composed and performed by Menelaos Dermitzakis
Soundtrack covers performed by Vangelis Fanourakis
Music editing by Chris Kanavakis
Sound Design and Audio Post Production by Marios Pavlou
Production assistance by Manos Smirlis

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