Nion’s Shadow Puppeteer


Director: Irina Boiko
Writer: Irina Boiko
Director of Photography: Xenophontas Vardaros
Editing: Xenophontas Vardaros
Music: George Stefanakidis
Production: Kyriakos Hatzimichaelides
Country of Production: Greece
Runtime: 74 min
Production Year: 2022
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English


George was born in Athens. When he was 4 years old, he saw for the first time in his life a Karagiozis performance. It was unforgettable to him. When he was 5 years old, his parents, who are bank employees, because of work, moved from Greece to Switzerland. When he was 10 years old, his father made him his first berdeaux, so he started playing Karagiozis for his friends in Switzerland.
He is now 13 years old and lives in Nyon. It performs in English and French, in schools and theatres in Nyon. But George's big dream is to play in Crete, in Greek.
The life and dreams of the little puppeteer in Switzerland, between two cultures, between two homelands.


Irina Boyko

He was born in Ukraine. He studied Theatre Directing at the State University of Culture and Art in Kiev and Film Directing at the Panavision School in Athens.
She has collaborated with various cultural institutions in Greece, in the field of cinema and theatre, representing her abroad.
She has taught Puppet Theatre in NSRF programs in public schools in Athens, as well as theatrical and film seminars for children and adults throughout Greece (Athens, Municipal Library of Veria, Primary School of Donoussa, Xanthi, Milos, Kavala, Olympia Festival, film festival in Chania, etc.)
He has collaborated with the Small Technical University of Athens, as a Lighting Designer at the Pocket Theatre Festivals, as well as teaching seminars for adult audiences "Acting on Camera".
Since 2012 he is the director of the Milos Theatrical Workshop.
Her films have represented Greece in international festivals and have won awards and distinctions.