ROMAN GERODIMOS

WRITER - DIRECTOR - PRODUCER

Filmmaking at the edge of the present 

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AT THE EDGE OF THE PRESENT (16 mins, 2015)

A CERTAIN TYPE OF FREEDOM (15 mins, 2015)

Two essay films on cities, urban public space, memory and coexistence.

Featuring original visual material from 20 cities

Narrated by Sam Booth 


Budget: £4k - New skills: sound editing/mixing on Audacity

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Official Selection, 2016 Thin Line Film Fest, Denton, Texas

Screenings in Athens, Boston, Budapest, Pune, Salzburg 

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2016 Research in Film Awards
Shortlisted for the 'Utopia Award: Imagining our Future'

 

European Independent Film Awards 2016
Winner, Gold Award (Best Short Film Script, Roman Gerodimos)

 

Best Shorts Competition, 2015
Winner, Award of Merit - Special Mention (Experimental)
Winner, Award of Merit - Special Mention (Public Service Programming / PSA)

 

International Independent Film Awards (IIFA) 2016
Diamond Winner, Narration (Sam Booth)
Gold Winner, Documentary Short (Roman Gerodimos)

Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards (HIIDA) 2016

Winner, Best Narration (Sam Booth)

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ESSENCE (26 mins, 2017)

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'Create. Hope. Love.'

A short film about human beings

Based on the essay 'Look to the Guiding Stars!'

by Paul Badura-Skoda

Filmed in seven cities, incl. Athens, Buenos Aires, and Salzburg

 

Featuring original recordings of Bach, Schubert, Brahms

 

Starring legendary Greek actress Olga Damani

Narrated by Sam Booth

Budget: $10k, incl. $4k on Indiegogo

New skills: crowdfunding; shooting on a stabilizer;
editing on DaVinci Resolve

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Official Selection, 2018 Amsterdam Lift-Off Online Film Festival

 

Official Selection, 2018 Arts by the Sea Festival, Bournemouth

 

 Award of Merit (Experimental), 2018 Best Shorts Awards

Silver Award (Best Experimental Film), 2018 Independent Shorts Awards

Screenings at the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change 
and the Katakouzenos House Museum in Athens

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DETERRENCE (160 mins, 2020)

A feature-length documentary on European security
and the past, present and future of NATO

Split into 1+7 self-contained episodes/'chapters'

Featuring exclusive access at the 2019 NATO summit in London
and interviews with top diplomats, journalists and experts

Featuring extensively researched archival material
and commissioned maps and motion graphics

Narrated by Sam Booth 


Budget: £30k, including funding from NATO
New skills: line producer, production manager, location manager;
investigative documentary-making and interviewing;
sourcing and licensing archival and stock footage 

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> 13k views, 200k impressions

National media coverage in Greece

Invited screenings and masterclasses at universities and conferences

Official Selection, 2020 Essex DocFest

IndieFEST Humanitarian Award​

2020 Award of Excellence

2020 Hollywood Verge Film Awards

Winner, Best Documentary Film

IndieFEST Film Awards

Winner, Award of Excellence

Impact DOCS Awards

Winner, Award of Excellence

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WE'LL MEET AGAIN (7 mins, 2021)

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A short meditation on cities

A love letter to pre-pandemic London

Budget: £0.5k

New skills: create a film in 48 hours,
from conception to launch

Independent Shorts Awards 2021

Bronze Award, Best Web & New Media

Screening at the 2021 Britain on the Couch symposium

Featured in Athens Voice

Featured in the Museum of Lockdown

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A PROBABLE OUTCOME (2022)

Roman's first fiction / live-action film

From the ghost towns and travelling circuses of the Old West,
to the 1980s AIDS epidemic and beyond...

A meditation on love, loss, destiny, and perseverance,
a story of outcasts and misfits,
inspired by Sting's song 'Shape of my Heart'.

Grounded in historical research, the film's characters and themes cross boundaries of time and culture

With a parallel research and documentation project
on African American women of the Old West

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Currently in development

Filming on location tentatively scheduled for April 2022

Budget: £25k, including a £5k crowdfunding target

Seed funding provided by Bournemouth University

Funding currently being sought - Exec/Associate/Co Producer roles available

Please get in touch

 

 
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