By A. Nickles MICHAEL


Comedy - Completed 2016

Following a meltdown that leads to a suspension, professional golfer Zoe Papadopoulos travels to her grandparents' village in Greece to escape the harsh spotlight of the international sports world. Between baking bread and eating baklava, she meets and mentors a ten-year-old girl who is determined - against all odds - to become the next golf sensation. Along the way, Zoe rediscovers her Greek heritage, her love of the game, and the hidden strength within herself as she inspires the townspeople in an epic showdown against a greedy American developer.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • A. Nickles MICHAEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Paul Robert LINGAS, Julia Wall NICKLES
    • Producer(s)
    •  george Elias STEPHANOPOULOS, Stamatios Tom HIOTIS, Costas LAMBROPOULOS, George KIRIAKOS
    • Synopsis
    • The main story of Swing Away is about an American golfer who journeys home to overcome an obstacle and in the process rediscovers again how to "swing away" at life and embrace that which matters most - family, children, health, friends and passions. Despite a very public humiliation, Zoe's return to Greece allows her to rediscover her roots, her humanity and ultimately her love of the sport. Swing Away is a golf term that means to hit the ball with ease and freedom. It also serves as a useful metaphor meaning it's only in following the yearnings of our true self (like Stella does) or in rediscovering them again (like Zoe) that allows the universe or golf gods in this case to conspire to bring joy and unity into our lives. And it's only through comedy that this theme can be adequately expressed in order to remind each of us to swing away in our own lives.