ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΤΙΚΟΣ ΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΟΣ ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛ ΤΑΙΝΙΩΝ ΜΙΚΡΟΥ ΜΗΚΟΥΣ ΔΡΑΜΑΣ
ΥΠΟΥΡΓΕΙΟ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΥ & ΑΘΛΗΤΙΣΜΟΥ – ΔΗΜΟΣ ΔΡΑΜΑΣ
Name: Αλεξανδρος Κωστόπουλος
Tagline: Peter, who replaces Philip – the big favourite for Youth Track and Field qualifiers – is informed just before the final that he was given anabolic steroids without being aware of it.
Synopsis: Peter and Philip, two 15-year-old teenagers, living on a Greek island, are training for the annual school sports games. Peter wins the race. Due to the excellent performance of Peter and Philip, the gymnast of the school suggests that they start training in Athens with Aris, who is a professional coach for Track and Field. As intensive training continues, Aris shows more sympathy for Philip despite the fact that Peter performs better. Over time, Philip is constantly advancing and is starting to outperform Peter. During a training session, Philip achieves the required time for qualifying for the final. Aris suggests Philip to follow a personal training program under his supervision in order to be prepared for the upcoming qualifiers for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Peter is assigned by Aris to do training with another coach. Two months before the final, Philip is seriously injured and Peter starts again his training program with Aris. Aris suggests Peter to take anabolic steroids to improve his performance. Peter is extremely negative, although Aris reveals that Philip had already used such anabolics for several time. Peter stops training. After many unsuccessful attempts, Aris eventually persuades Peter to continue his training, boosting only his vitamin blend. Peter improves his performance. Just before the final, Peter is informed that he was given anabolic steroids without being aware of it. Peter’s dilemma is either to remain in the contest for qualification and keep on taking anabolics, or to quit.
Author / Director
Short cv: Alexandros Kostopoulos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1984. He obtained his Diploma from the Directing Department of Film and TV School of L. Stavrakos, Athens, Greece. His student thesis film "Step into my shoes" was officially selected in several international film festivals (including London Greek Film Festival, Athens Digital Film Festival, etc). During his film studies, he wrote the screenplay and directed 6 short films in several formats (e.g., film 16mm, 3-camera setup, mini DV). He participated as an editor and assistant director in the short film “Eleni - 5A Liosion St” (official selection in Drama Film festival), directed by Yannis Soldatos. He also participated as assistant editor in the TV show “The Book”, broadcasted by NERIT (the main Greek public channel), in 2015. He has also participated in several short films, as assistant director, assistant producer and actor. During his school years, he wrote and directed the theatrical play “The new adventures of Antigoni” (which was awarded the “Special prize” in the Greek Student Theatrical and Ancient Theater Festival).
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