It evolved from my early memories of summer, growing up in the 90s in Greece. Memories of real instances and imagined ones; sparked from the sensationalised imagery I was exposed to, and from the magically-ambiguous words I would hear from the lips of adults: “Cosmopolitan”, “Mai-Tai”, “Gin Fizz”, “Sex on the beach”.
This seemed like the “promised land” of adulthood: a never-ending summer, floating in grenadine, burning under a hedonistic sun. But nothing could prepare you for the winter chills of adulthood – of loss and of separation. “Copa-Loca” is this summer-land, revisited.
He is currently based in Athens, developing his first feature-length film.
2017 - COPA LOCA, short
2016 - FLOWERS AND BOTTOMS, short
2016 - BON-BON, short
2012 - WOMAN WITH THE PLASTIC FLOWER, short
2011 - MAKE-UP, short
Cast & Crew
Directed by : Christos Massalas
Written by : Christos Massalas
Produced by : Christos Massalas
Director of Photography : Konstantinos Koukoulios
Editor : Christos Massalas
Costume Design : Marli Aliferi
Hair & Make up Artist : Ioanna Lygizou
Composer : Stella Chronopoulou
Sound Design : Dimitris Kanellopoulos, George Ramantanis
Main Cast : Elsa Lekakou (Paulina), Jenny Hiloudaki (Paulina's mother), Pavlos Iordanopoulos, Talat Iqbal
Nominations and Awards
- European Short Film 2017