LIFE WILL SMILE

Nomadic Originals thrives on telling stories that deserve to be told.

Our mission is to uncover compelling stories and bring them to life through powerful and thought-provoking narratives. We produce poignant, original content that is not only inspiring but highlights timely world issues in a timeless way.

Nothing has made us prouder than our latest original venture, the award-winning short documentary film: Life Will Smile.

Life Will Smile is the inspiring true story of 275 Jewish people who survived the Holocaust, on the Greek Island of Zakynthos, thanks to the bravery of the Christian community who came together to protect them.

This unique story of survival and the human spirit was directed by Nomadic founder Drey Kleanthous and produced by Steve Priovolos, with narration from one of the last remaining survivors, 84-year old Haim Konstantini. Just 10 years old, in 1943, Haim tells this story of courage and resilience through the veiled innocence of childhood.

RELEASE & AWARDS

On August 12th, Life Will Smile won the Grand Prize in the ‘Hearts, Minds & Souls’ Category at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Life Will Smile also won the Silver award at the Pittsburgh Film festival in May this year. We await further news from other important International festivals Life Will Smile and in parallel, we are also developing ‘Zante’, the feature film inspired by this story, which will be produced in the coming year.
Life Will Smile is a co-production by Nomadic & Terramagma Pictures, Life Will Smile is produced with guidance from UNESCO and the New York based Greek-America Foundation, promoting Greek ideals across North America.

MEET THE FILM MAKERS

Drey is the director of Life Will Smile and founder of Nomadic. He has more than two decades worth of experience in film and advertising. His passion lies in discovering and developing stories that need to be told, such as Life Will Smile, which has been a project very close to his heart. Drey believes in the importance of developing compelling narratives to engage with audiences, push conversations forward and open up thought-provoking discussions that might ultimately drive change.
Following a career of more than 20 years experience in film-making, Life Will Smile is Steve's most personal project to date. The documentary has seen Steve and Drey, take an original, unknown story and develop it with exclusive access and the support of the narrator, Haim Konstantini, and many within the community of Zakynthos. Steve has taken great pride in developing this important story into a film so that it might be shared with the world. He is now working on the feature film version with Nomadic.

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