The Hobbyist

March 2, 2019 - 1:30pm
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Producer(s): 
David Maire
Film Length:
0:08:37
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Date Completed: 
January, 2018

Awards

Winner, Best Cinematography @ Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival, 2018; Winner, Best Narrative Short@ College Garden State Film Festival, 2018; Winner Best Student Film @ Another Hole In The Head, 2017; Winner, Best Long Narrative@ Gotham Film Festival, 2017; Winner Best Action/ Thriller Short Film@ GenreBlast Film Festival, 2017; Winner, Silver Remi Award @ WorldFest- Houston, 2017; Winner, Best Fantasy@ Mediterranean Film Festival, 2017; Winner, Paula Rhodes Memorial Award@ SVA Short Film Fest, 2016; School of Visual Arts Film Festival 2016 06/2016

A seemingly ordinary man seeks out a sagacious druggist in search of an undetectable poison, but winds up getting more than he bargained for.

Director(s): 

George Vatistas

George is a Greek-American filmmaker who graduated from the New York College Film School in Athens, Greece. His first short movie, “The Weapon”, is an adaptation of a Fredric Brown short story, and was praised by international self-taught director Pantelis Voulgaris. His passion for directing and cinema led him to New York City where George completed his Masters in Directing at the School of Visual Arts, under famed commercial and music video director Bob Giraldi’s. His graduate thesis project for SVA’s Directing Program, “The Hobbyist”, is another adaptation of a Fredric Brown story, and is well on it’s way to receive 100 Official Selections from film festivals world over, having previously screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival and Dances With Films, and having been nominated and won dozens of awards including Best Narrative Short Film at the Garden State Film Festival and Best Cinematography from Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival.