Filmmaker’s Name and Title:  Chris Moraitis (Birth name: Chistos Liakouris) - Director / Producer
 
Film Name:  Pet
 
Length of film:  12 min

Genre: Drama
 
In 50 words or less, what’s this film about:
Dimitris (a 10 years old boy) is the only child of a rich family. The only person that took care of him, his grandma, is dead. Now his onlycompanion is his pet guinea pig. When Dimitris’ parents decide a cruel future for him, Dimitris in order to survive he “cripples” the most pure side of himself.
 
What inspired you to make this film:
I committed to this story because it’s a huge concern to me how a child can be emotionally damaged due to the treatment by his parents. I am also concerned of the consequences of materialism. The rat race—accumulating wealth and power, often leads to losing ourselves and our children. We lose living in the moment and subsequently we lose the future.
 
Name your Top 3 Films of All Time:
I am sorry I can't choose only three!
 
What’s your connection to Mississippi?
Many colleagues told me so many nice things about XFF and my mother spent a great summer there in the 70's, so I wanted to be a part of your festival!
 
Anything else you want the audience to know about your film:
Pet is a film about childhood and the time you have to leave behind your innocence in order to survive.