How to train an antihero.
A short film documentary.
A program by the Association of Parents, Guardians and Friends of people with Autism in cooperation with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Antihero: is the main character in a story who lacks conventional heroic qualities and passively dependent from someone else.
A group of young antiheroes with disabilities, trying to know more about acting in theater stage. Through their obvious love for it decide to put on a theatrical performance based on improvised scenes centered on superheroes. The young antiheroes are trained theatrically. At the same time we are getting to know the young antiheroes better with daily scenes of their lives. After all, to be a superhero you need to wear a costume or go through walls?
“Getting to know the theater is almost always a journey of getting to know ourselves. The theater often works therapeutically. Many people in Greece choose to do theater as amateurs to feel better. On the other hand, sadly, there are few groups of people with disabilities that choose to do theater. Everyone has the right to know more about theater and other arts. Everyone could be the main character of a movie. Everyone has the right to know more about herself/himself.”
Director / Script: Yannis Bletas
DOP : Yannis Bletas
Edit: Ble Productions
Music: Yorgos Koumentakis
Sound mix: Ioannis Giannakopoulos
Theater Guider: Flora Asoumanaki
Costumes: Despina Anyfantaki
Sales: DOC & RIO festival agency
Producer: the Association of Parents, Guardians and Friends of people with Autism
in co- production with Ble Productions
Supported by The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.