Logline: Louis, a laid-back beetle, and Jason, a hyperactive ladybird, travel all over Europe inside little Pauline’s suitcase. As the girl and her parents visit different holiday destinations, the two bugs get to discover the true local experience through microscopic adventures that explore the dynamics of vacations with children!
Scriptwriters: Fokion Xenos, Georgia Zachari
Producer: Isavella Alopoudi
Production Company: Neda Film
Format: animated tv series
Born in 1989 in Thessaloniki, Isavella Alopoudi is a graduate student of the Film Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with a specialisation in film production. Her graduation short Thirteen Blue, directed by Jacqueline Lentzou, was selected in many international film festivals. She has been involved in the production of short and feature films, documentaries and TV series as an assistant director, production coordinator and producer. She has been working at Neda Film since 2016 as a junior producer and in November 2019 she was the production coordinator of the 2nd Athens International Children’s Film Festival, co-produced by Neda Film and the Athens Concert Hall. During 2019 she was part of the Agora Team of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.
Fokion is a director/designer from Athens, Greece, born in 1990. As an animation filmmaker, he is interested in playful and bold stories that focus on visual wit and emotional honesty. With a particular emphasis on colour and form, he is very keen on combining practical and digital techniques to create unique emerging visuals. His MA graduation film Heatwave, produced at the National Film and Television School, has received awards from numerous prestigious film festivals, such as Edinburgh IFF, Cinekid, Athens IFF, AnimaSyros, and many others. It has also been officially selected in more than 70 film festivals all over the globe, including Annecy, Anima Mundi, Encounters, LSSF, LIAF, as well as being shortlisted for a BAFTA LA Student Film Award. It recently won the best student short film award at the Royal Television Society.
Georgia Zachari is a comic artist from Athens, Greece. Her biggest interest and main strength is the storytelling aspect of the craft, and her desire is to tell stories that combine emotionality, honesty and humour. Due to her background as an art historian, she is particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches of any art, and the flexibility of style to suit the story in both comics and animation. She has been active on the Greek comics scene since 2017 and in 2018 she won the Greek Comics Award for Best Upcoming Artist. Her latest work, Festival, is a 180-page graphic novel in collaboration with George Goussis and Panagiotis Pantazis , commissioned by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival for its 60th anniversary.