GHAZALA, a short film by Alex Kozobolis

In the Greek mountains, a young boy gives a girl a gift he knows will mean the world to her
Alex Kozobolis
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I'm Alex. 

I've been making music and taking photos for about ten years now. The combination of those two pursuits eventually got me into film-making and that's why I'm here now..

The Project_

Two years ago I wrote a short story (< click here to read the original) that i secretly dreamed of turning into a short film one day. Set in a small village in the mediterranean mountains, it was a simple story about about the naivety of young love and its devastating impact on the lives of some of its inhabitants. 

I hadn't ever seriously entertained the idea of adapting it to film until I showed the story to a director last summer. He was incredibly supportive and really encouraged me to push forward with it to make it happen. 

So i started: 

I wrote many many draft scripts and finally got to one I thought did the original story justice. I booked a short trip to Greece to do some pre-production (location scouting + casting) and got on a plane for the first time in 12 years.

  • The script is ready. 
  • The cast have been assembled. 
  • The locations have been secured. 
  • A donkey has even been acquired!

Now I just need to return to Greece and put all these things together! 

And this is where you come in : ] 


Funding + What You Get_

I'll be travelling to Greece in March with an assistant director, a second camera operator (i'll be operating the other one) and a sound recordist. I have family in Greece who will be helping with accommodation and some internal transport so this will help enormously with keeping costs down- the core cost is for food and flights !

  • we'll need about £850 to cover flights and trains/coaches to and from Greece
  • additional funds raised beyond the target will go towards a 10-16mm lens + sound recording equipment

In exchange for any support you feel able / willing to offer I will be offering (varying depending on donation):

  • my *deepest* thanks!
  • advanced online previews of the final film
  • limited edition DVDs
  • signed prints of film stills 
  • props from the film

And Finally_

*Any* support you are able to offer will help me to achieve something i once considered impossible. 

Money is great but if that's something you feel unable to contribute then there are other ways you can still help: 



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    your assistance is massively appreciated = THANKS

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    your assistance is massively appreciated + you will receive a private link to view the film upon its completion.

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    limited edition DVD containing film + exclusive unseen extras: director's commentary + making of

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    One of the snail shells props used in the film + an Executive Producer credit + all of the above (DVD + prints + digital preview link + thank you credit)

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