A Greek Lady at the Lady Filmmakers Festival

“The Boy who became King” is one of the official selections of the second annual Lady Filmmakers Festival which takes place in Santa Monica at the Aero Theater, October 8-10. Nansia Movidis is the only Greek actress who stars in the short movie, and one of the special guests of the Lady filmmakers festival.  The film follows a terminally ill grandfather who is reading a powerful story to his grandson, a story that involves a green dragon and an almighty two-headed sword, all metaphors for life’s lessons.

Movidis was born and raised in Larnaca Cyprus. When she turned eighteen without a second thought moved to LA to follow her dream for an acting career in the filmmaking capital. Being an actress is a great opportunity to live the character’s life as much as she can.

“I choose characters that are very far away from me, the more I have to learn, the more I have to adjust the easier it is for me to get there and of course is more exiting. I use everyone and everything in my work, and is always the oddest little detail that makes a character come to life. I am not a good actor, I have to go there, have to feel it, have to relate it to it, and unfortunately, I do bring it home.”

And she is not afraid to admit that being an actor is “a bit sociopathic”.

“Being an actor – let’s face it – is a bit sociopathic. We transform into other people. We make real to us what everyday people call “it’s just a movie”. Success to me is to be able to grow as an artist and as a human being with brilliant people, tell stories, find truths and touch souls.”
But Movidis isn’t always in front of the camera as she is also an editor. “Film Editing was a suggestion from a friend. I love film editing is the last part of story telling, is where the film comes to life. Film’s like a trail of thinking and with thinking comes emotion. Like a dream, we guide the audience through emotions, we make them think, therefore they feel…”

Another Greek actor at the Lady Filmmakers festival is Christos Vassilopoulos who participates as a juror.