How to Train an Antihero


Director: Yiannis Bletas
Writer: Yiannis Bletas
Director of Photography: Yiannis Bletas
Editing: Yiannis Bletas
Music: George Koumendakis
Production: Association of Parents & Guardians of People with Autism of Rethymno, Ble Productions
Country of Production: Greece
Runtime: 27 min
Production Year: 2021
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English


Antihero: is the protagonist who lacks conventional heroic abilities and is pathologically dependent on someone else.

A group of young "antiheroes" with difficulties, decide to attend theater classes. Young "antiheroes" are trained theatrically. Through their great love for theater, they decide to create a theatrical, improvisational performance, themed around superheroes. At the same time, antiheroes live their daily lives and lives. After all, to be a superhero, do you have to go through walls?


Giannis Bletas

Giannis Bletas was born and raised in Kozani. He is a graduate of Greek Literature from the University of Crete in Rethymno, as well as from the Drama School of the Karolos Koun Art Theatre. Along with his studies, acting and writing plays, he began his involvement with cinema. He has attended film directing seminars at the London Film School. Also creative writing courses in "Open Art". He has been honored with 2 literary awards.
In 2015 she participated in the performance "I want a country", which was presented at the Athens Festival. In 2017 he participated in the theatrical play "The step of the cat" of the Blue Noel company (Dimitris Rontiris Theater, Plaka), which he wrote. In the same year he directed the play "Store 999" in two festivals of young theater groups. Along with his studies, acting and writing plays, he began his involvement with cinema. In 2016, his first short film, entitled 'The Umbrella', was screened online. The following year, the films 'The Journey' and 'Ta Gemista' followed, the film that has already been honored with 9 awards in Greece and abroad: among others, the "Young Directors" Award (Athens International Digital Film Festival, 2018), the Best Film and Best Screenplay Award (Melbourne City Independent Film Festival 2018), etc.
In 2018, he completed two more short films, 'Armatoloi' and 'Tama'. In November 2018 he started shooting the historical documentary titled "Chills". At the end of 2019 he founded the production company Ble Productions based in Rethymno, Crete. In 2020 he completed his first feature-length historical documentary entitled "Chills", which had its world premiere in Istanbul, while in the same summer another short film entitled "Dive" was released online.
The production company Ble Productions is co-located with the cultural space "Simio", which he founded. There, theater and film classes, seminars and theatrical performances are organized. In 2020, in collaboration with the Association of Parents of People with Autism of Rethymno, they founded the theatrical group "Antiheroes", a theatrical group of people with disabilities. The result of this coexistence was the short documentary entitled "How to train an antihero", which premiered at the 44th Drama Short Film Festival and participated in the 24th Olympia Festival for children and young people and the 15th Greek Documentary Festival in Chalkida. This documentary traveled apart from Greece to festivals abroad, where it won distinctions as well as the special jury prize.
In 2022, with his new film project, documentary, he participated in the script development workshops organized by the Mediterranean Film Institute. The theatrical group "Antiheroes", presented their first complete theatrical work in June 2022 in Rethymno, Crete.