April 15, 2007

Hypocrisy of the Long Distance Runner

Sunday's Politis magazine carried a fluff piece in the guise of an interview with Achilleas Grammatikopoulos, one of Stravaraland's most outstanding actors and a man of The Arts. The cover of the magazine carried the quote "Art is a Marathon".

Let me tell you about one of this man's contributions to Independent, no-budget filmmaking. When asked to participate in the voice-over of the short film (see the link in the sidebar, pointing to 'a short film about love') 'Apse to Fos', Grammatikopoulos most graciously agreed to help the filmmakers out.

When the short film earned an honourable mention at the 3rd Short Film and Documentary Festival in Limassol a couple of years ago this artsy marathon runner and patron of the arts promptly got on the phone to the screenwriter and demanded £100 for his efforts.

There was no money attached to the honorable mention. Keep running, dude!


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