Nostos, refers to an ancient Greek literary theme that features an epic hero's homeward journey from sea. Nostos portrays the power of raw emotion from the recollection of fragile memories, meeting the people you missed knowing and the longing innocence of growing up. Nostalgia is the feeling that overcomes you when some minor vanished beauty of the world is temporarily restored.
Anastasia Comelli is a visual storyteller with the ability to convey emotive storylines through experimental and non-narrative methods. Recently graduating from Flinders University, she has attained her Bachelors of Film & Creative Arts, assisting her in developing a strong foundation and understanding of film production, ranging from cinematography to production design. She has the ability to adopt and adapt in her directing and photography methods, working on a diverse range of projects, such as documentaries, non-narrative short films and music videos. She has displayed a strong passion for directing and photography, constantly improving herself and the ideas she brings to life on screen. Her devotion to storytelling begins with her cultural background, born and raised in a Greek/Italian household, she has developed the ability to effectively convey meaningful messages through her art. Her personal identity as a queer woman, has influenced her to portray powerful narratives that entertain and inform.
Nostos, her debut short-film screened at the Adelaide Film Festival (2018), Chicago CineYouth Film Festival (2019), NYC Greek Film Festival (2019), National Film Festival for Talented Youth (2019) and Melbourne Women in Film Festival (2020) marking a defining experience in her personal and professional growth as a filmmaker. Directing this short film, inspired Anastasia to recollect stories and memories both her own and others, and portray them in a medium that gives them the representation and exposure they deserve.
DIRECTED BY ANASTASIA COMELLI
AUSTRALIA | 2018 | MODERN GREEK WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES