My second Short Animation video inspired by the Greek Rempetiko Music.
*Rempetiko is a Greek music genre born in the slums of Piraeus, generated by the fusion of the music brought by the Greeks of Istanbul and Izmir after being forced out of Turkey and the Greek folk music.
These people were generally outcasted living at the margins of society in a simil criminal environment.
Rempetiko music was therefore declared to be illegal and persecuted by the Greek government, as result Rempetiko had to be underground.
When I was 14 years old I was playing Playstation’s GTA San Andreas all the time. Besides that, occasionally, I was enjoyng to do clay puppets pose. So my father gave me his old camera, he explained me the basic principle of animation, and a few hours later I came up with my very first short stop-motion video. Ever since I never stopped doing these kind of videos.
A few years later I had the chance to see “The Enigma Kaspar Hauser” movie, by Werner Herzog. Right afterwards I spent entire afternoons just watching his films and documentaries.
As a natural consequence I started getting more and more into remote cultures, with their languages and dialects, as well as their ethnic music and ancestral traditions. These are the reasons why I try to do films: trying to communicate my love for human beings and life in all of its shades.