Kostas Nikas has a lot to smile about lately! His film “Light”, which he wrote and directed was officially selected by the world’s short film festival for inclusion in its 2011 programme.
It was actually filmed last year in Sydney and the story evolves around a blind man who gradually regains his vision, after a minor accident he had, but he decides not to say anything to his wife.
Bill Giannakouras, who is the film’s executive producer, said that “Light” is currently being considered in over 20 international festivals and specifically for Kosta he said, “I am pleased for the entire cast and crew and in particular for Kosta who is known for his artistic integrity, innovation and passion. Above all, his works have always respected the audiences intelligence”.
Kostas Nikas has actually worked as a script translator and also as a language coach for the ABC TV/Matchbox Pictures TV series “The Slap” and he has also directed a number of plays such as “Proxy”, “Cafe of Dreams” and “Confession to the Angel”. His short films and documentary include “The Submission”, “I Wanna Play Hamlet” and of course “Light”.
His talent though doesn’t stop there. Kostas has produced Australia’s first Byzantine music album “Byzantium” through Festival Records.
“Light” was accredited by the Los Angeles International short Film Festival and will be screened late July this year during the festival programme.