-Where are you from?
-I live in Norway, but I’m from Australia.
-Have you got a family?
-Yes, I’m married, I have children too, they are in Norway, and here I’m only with Ahmet.
-Do you like Pyrgos, do you enjoy participating in the festival?
-Yes, Pyrgos is a lovely town, there is a lot of friendly people, the festival is a great activity.
-How did you decide about the subject of your movie?
-I think that everything that concerns the subject of becoming a teenager is really interesting, and this film is a try to explore such a thing.
-Why did you choose Ahmet?
-I chose him because he is much like me when I was a teenager.
-How was cooperation with him?
-It was a challenge for me as Ahmet is a bit shy, but he is very cooperative and talented.
-What are your favourite kinds of films?
-I like films about people who are special, who face problems either psychological, health etc. And I appreciate the work that all directors have brought to your festival.
-How do you see the financial crisis our country is facing?
-I think all the teenagers like you, can help to find a solution and gradually improve the situation, and it’s a great thing that you’re still organising the festival.
-Are you thinking of coming again next year?
-Yes, I really hope that i will create a new movie so that next year I can participate again to your lovely festival.
Συνέντευξη του Ahmet, πρωταγωνιστή του Αχμέτ-σχεδον 13 (Ahmed-almost 13)
Yesterday evening we made a new friend, Ahmet, who is a bit shy and anxious here without his parents, only with the director of his movie. He is 15 years old, from Norway, participating for the first time in the festival. However, as he likes Pyrgos and he really enjoys the festival, he is thinking of coming again next year.
He is very proud of his work, as he has worked really hard. In his effort to create the movie, he hadn’t only his parents’ support who approved of his decision to become an actor, but also hos director’s who was very patient, helpful, and always consulted him.