Waithood

A Film by Louisiana Mees

Synopsis

Athens 2019. 44% of youth is unemployed, wandering outside of the classroom and the labor market. Five youngsters seek entertainment in the luxurious Airbnb’s that one of them is cleaning for a meager fee. They look out over a city in turmoil, daydreaming about a world of possibilities.

Director

  • Picture of Louisiana Mees © Louisiana Mees

    Louisiana Mees

    Louisiana Mees (1994) is a Belgian director and writer. In 2019 she graduated with her first short film Waithood and was announced as one of the legates of the Royals Academy of Fine Arts. Waithood won the VAF-Wild Card at the Leuven International Short Film festival, winning a budget of 72.000 euro's for her next short film. Besides studying International Politics and working as a documentary filmmaker for journalistic production house Sonderland, she is in production of her next two short films; Igor, Where is Igor (2021), Hot Icetea (2021) and writing het first feature Rap n Race. (2023).

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATION*
    41nd BRUSSELS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection / National Competition, World Premiere, Brussels, Belgium) January 12, 2019
  • COURTISANE FESTIVAL (Official Selection / Selection 2019, Ghent, Belgium) April 7, 2019
  • *NOMINATION*
    BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Next Generation Competition, Brussels, Belgium) April 26, 2019
  • *NOMINATION*
    42nd SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN DRAMA (Official Selection, National Competition, Drama, Greece) September 18, 2019
  • LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT FESTIVAL (Official Selection / Guest Program, Antwerp, Belgium) September 18, 2019
  • *NOMINATION*
    BREEDBEELD KORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection / National Compition, Antwerp, Belgium) November 6, 2019
  • *BEST SHORT FICTION*
    25th TONNEINS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tonneins, France) November 25, 2019
  • OLYMPIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (Official Selection, International Competition, Olympia, Greece) December 5, 2019
  • 4th WINTER APRICOTS-PRILEP INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Offcial Selection, Prilep, Macedonia)December 12, 2019
  • 22ND MECAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (International competition, Barcelona, Spain)March 28, 2020
  • 5th WORKING TITLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vicenza, Italy)September 29, 2020

Trailer

Crew

Director
Louisiana Mees
Screenplay
Louisiana Mees
Producer
Louisiana Mees, Jacques Simha
Director of Photography
Louisiana Mees
Art Direction
Philip Heremans
Costume Design
Sofia Vaso
Sound
Valentin Mazingarbe
Editor
Valentin Mazingarbe
Sound Design
Michel Coquette
Music
Jaume Villalonga

Cast

Jacques
Jacques Simha
Viky
Viky Maidanoglou
Xristous
Xristous Kavallaris
Yannis
Yannis Sanidas
Maro
Maro Tsibliara

Details

Running Time
21:38 min
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

KASK, School of Arts
Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2, 9000 Gent

contact: bert.lesaffer@hogent.be

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

Louisiana Mees

+32497649442
louisianamees@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/louisianam1