SCREENING SELECTIONS 2021
The Parrot Lady
(Η γυναίκα με τους παπαγάλους)
Nominated for Best Animated Film
Producer & Director: Michalis Kalopaidis
Production: Zedem Media, Cyprus Ministry of Education Culture & Youth
Script: Georgia Bloo Nikolaou
Narration: Marina Mandri
Art Director: Constantinos Hadjidemetri
Animation: Andria Pourouti, Eleni Catharine Demetriou, Demetra Ntakaki, Maria Savva, Lydia Huijbregts Jaen, Mara Ungureanu, Rafael Kallistratou, Michalis Kontonikola, Rafael Englezos, Kostis Kyriakou, Stavros Christoforou, Mari Kask, Alexandros Kimonides, Thanos Giouvanoudis
Compositing & VFX: Maria Savva
Storyboarding: Constantinos Hadjidemetri, Jeanne Bornet, Dimitra Ntakaki
Sound Design: Andreas Trachonitis
Translation: Effie Gavriel
Music: Eleni Era
The parrot lady' is inspired by a true story. The film works as an artistic interpretation of a woman's life who chose to live on the streets with her parrots, afraid of dying alone in her home.
Michalis Kalopaidis is an Animation Director and Producer. In 2008 he founded the animation studio Zedem Media, Cyprus' largest and longest running Animation Studio. He is a founding member of the Cyprus Animation Association, the National Representative of ASIFA Cyprus, a member of the Cyprus Directors Guild and the President of the Larnaka Famagusta Cinema Society, a non-profit organization.
Michalis, holds a BA in Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and an MA in Media & Cultural Studies from Middlesex University, London. He is the Delegate Producer of the short film 'Dragon Recipes'(2019) as well as the the Producer & Co-Director of the short film 'Mesut', which has been selected to be presented at the 'Animation du Monde' pitching forum of MIFA Annecy in 2021. 'The Parrot Lady' is his first personal film as Director.