Posted by: sibyllemeder | September 17, 2014

Impressions from THE ISLAND BUS avant-premiere @ Goethe-Institut Athen, 15th September 2014

Still feeling a bit light-headed here from all the excitement of the last days: it’s been a wonderful avant-premiere for THE ISLAND BUS at Goethe-Institut Athen on Monday night. For all of you who couldn’t be with us, here are some impressions of the event.

The audience awaits - photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

The audience awaits – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

THE ISLAND BUS screening at Goethe-Institut Athen in cooperation with Aegean Docs - photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

THE ISLAND BUS screening at Goethe-Institut Athen in cooperation with Aegean Docs – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Sibylle, Lindsay and Kostas Spiropoulos (Aegean Docs) present THE ISLAND BUS - photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Sibylle, Lindsay and Kostas Spiropoulos (Aegean Docs) introduce THE ISLAND BUS – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Screening in front of a packed audience – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

After the screening - photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

After the screening – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

The audience discusses the film - photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

The audience discusses the film – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Lively discussion at the Q&A - photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Lively discussion at the Q&A – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Some praise for THE ISLAND BUS from a Tilos connoisseur - photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Some praise for THE ISLAND BUS from a Tilos connoisseur – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Q&A after the screening - photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Q&A after the screening – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

THE ISLAND BUS Q&A - photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

THE ISLAND BUS goes Lipsous – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Since it cannot be said often enough, here is also a BIG, HEARTFELT THANK-YOU to you sweet people on THE ISLAND BUS team who have helped us so much behind the scenes with getting the film to this event! No matter how many times this sentence has been used before: without your help and contributions, making this film would not have been possible. There simply wouldn’t be a film.

Interview with director Sibylle Meder and producer Lindsay Goodall - photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Interview with ISLAND BUS director Sibylle Meder and ISLAND BUS producer Lindsay Goodall – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

So while we got to bask in the audience’s applause and appreciation – and occasional irritation – of our film, we pass the praise right on to you. Lots of gratitude to Anja Dehghan, Mike Dehghan, George Cameron Geddes, Dimitris Giannourakis, Fiona Cairns, John Sackey, Ali Murray, DJ Badre, Thomas Mangano, John Bartlam, Dennis Kelly, Aristotelis Chatzifountas, Panteleimon Logothetis, Xenia-Irini Logotheti, Antonis Makris, Konstantinos Makris and Viola Welker!!!

BIG THANK-YOU also to those who let us share their stories in THE ISLAND BUS: Saeed Nouri, Menelaos Karageorgiou, Svetlana Levchenko, Marta Pjetri and of course our ISLAND BUS driver Pavlos Charalambakis!!

We did raise a glass to you and your contributions!! Μπράβο!!

Sofia Michailidou from Goethe-Institut Athen - photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Sofia Michailidou from Goethe-Institut Athen – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Kostas Spiropoulos reveals his Dodecanese heritage – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Kostas Spiropoulos reveals his Dodecanese heritage – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

And THANK YOU so much Kostas Spiropoulos and Chara Lampidou for all the support throughout the years, Sofia Michailidou for the amazing Greek-German hospitality at Goethe-Institut, Vicky Trachani for the smooth coordination of the PR, Nikos Dimitrakakos for light and sound, Vangelis Patsialos for the images you can see on this page and everyone at Goethe-Institut Athen, Storydoc and Aegean Docs for a wonderful and memorable event! You rock!

Taking a selfie for the team: THANK YOU, guys! - photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen

Taking a selfie for the team: THANK YOU SO MUCH, guys! – photo: Vangelis Patsialos, (c) Goethe-Institut Athen


Responses

  1. Bravo Sibylle!

    The pics look great and I hope you enjoyed yourself and felt very happy and proud because you deserve to. You have worked so hard.

    Ian


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