Directors: Lazarus Lazarides
Synopsis: A repressed person confronts his internal struggle as it bleeds through into his public persona creating a collision amongst external social norms, suppressed identity, and the surrealistic worlds of a distressed psyche.
Bio: Lazarus A. Lazarides is a Greek – American filmmaker, born in NY. He studied Filmmaking and Philosophy of Film in Royal Holloway University of London. In 2016, he was selected as one of thirteen Directors to participate in the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema’s MFA program at Steiner Studios. In 2016, Lazarus was selected as one of thirteen Directors to participate in the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema’s MFA program at Steiner Studios. In 2019 he won a Thesis filmmaking grant from NYC Mayor Office of Media & Entertainment. At the core of Lazarus’ filmmaking is a genuine urge to examine and demonstrate current social issues. He is interested in the identity of the individual in contemporary society and has been working extensively on different projects exploring ideas of racism, violence and social inequalities. He has been working both in fiction and documentary filmmaking and is interested in the overlap and interplay of the two forms. Lazarus has screened his films internationally and has was a scholarship recipient of NYC Mayor Office of Media & Entertainment (2016-2019).
Program: Beauty, Sex & Shame – VAEFF 2020