Frozen Ambrosia Synopsis
Frozen Ambrosia is a winter adventure film that takes place in Greece. When people think of Greece, few realize that the country has high mountains and a winter season with skiing and snowboarding. Because of this misconception, Greek-American filmmaker Constantine Papanicolaou sets out on an adventure to make a ski film that will show the magic of winter in Greece.
Upon arriving, Constantine befriends a group of locals who become interested in helping him with the project. However, a difficult truth emerges. Due to the economic crisis of 2008, the ski resorts of Greece are in bad condition. For example, many are understaffed and are at risk of closing. Fortunately, a movement has started, called Oreivatiko Ski, or ski mountaineering, where people forego the ski resorts to climb the mountain with their own power. In the end, Constantine perseveres and delivers a film showing that winter in Greece is indeed magical.
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Filmed in Greece
Frozen Ambrosia is a film shot entirely in Greece.
Locations: Mount Olympos, Velouchi, Karpenisi, Tymfi, Astraka, Parnassos, Psiloritis, Crete, 3-5 Pigadia, Vasilitsa, Smolikas, Tzoumerka, Dirfys, Evia
Featuring: Mike Styllas, George Klaoudatos, George Rokas, Dimitris Papakonstantinou, George Ouzounis, Nektarios Kolokythas, Kostas Leloudis, Ilias Zacharakis, Dimitris Batzios, Gerasimos Avramides, Nikos Aggelis, George Seitanidis, Lila Klaoudatou, Yannis Kotileas, Alexandros Panagakos, Dimitris Managas, Athanasios Zapros
Written, Produced & Directed By: Constantine Papanicolaou
- Runtime: 61 Minutes
- Format: 1920X1080 MP4
- Dialogue: English and Greek
Frozen Ambrosia Director Bio
Constantine Papanicolaou grew up in New Jersey and graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in Applied Mathematics. It was during his time at Berkeley that he became interested in film and video production. Soon after he produced and directed his first ski film, titled “Chapter Three”. Since then Constantine has produced and directed dozens of independent films, as well as corporate films for companies such as Oakley, Red Bull and ESPN. Constantine is based in Athens, Greece and Truckee, California.