THE JOURNEY

By Lance NIELSEN

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First film - Completed 2014

ONE MAN'S STRUGGLE TO FIND ANSWERS IN A COUNTRY STRUGGLING TO FIND ANSWERS OF IT'S OWN.

Festivals
& Awards

IIFF 2015
Music Score silver medal
St Tropez & Nice 2015
Best Director - Feature
ILFF 2015
Selected
Global Music Award 2015
Music Score bronze medal
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • GREECE, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lance NIELSEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Lance NIELSEN
    • Synopsis
    • Jason, an Englishman in his early forties arrives on a remote Greek island. Having suffered the loss of someone close to him he wants to keep to himself and stay away form everyone and everything. However from the moment he arrives on the island, he meets locals and ex-pats who wish to befriend him and in time begin to help him heal his wounds and look to his future. And yet this country he has come to is not free of its own troubles and wounds. Its people are suffering as well and Greece, like Jason, is once again trying to find itself and its place in the world.

      ‘The Journey’ is a film that portrays one man’s quest to find himself again as he discovers Greece for the first time in his life. In addition to being a powerful and touching drama, it aims to restore a positive image of Greece that has been recently misrepresented by the world media at large due to focus on the recent financial crisis. Through Jason’s own turmoil the story reflects the struggles we all suffer at one point or another in our lives and how important it can be to experience a personal change of both people and environment when trying to overcome our own personal conflicts in the world around us.

      For Jason, our protagonist, Greece becomes the ideal environment as it combines friendly, open-hearted people with a unique landscape which he has not born witness to before. The island becomes a source of spiritual healing for the character, its stunning beauty and the personal reconciliation he experiences begins to enable him to take the first steps on a road to finding his way forward at a time when he had given up all hope. But is everything as it seems or are their greater forces at work guiding him on his journey that he has yet to fully comprehend?
      But ‘The Journey’ is not only a fictional film that tells the story of a man in a country of unmatched beauty. It is not a story devoid of a real heart. Taking place in the summer of 2011, at a time when the streets of London are consumed with riots born out of frustration and hatred which mirror the very recent past of Greece itself Jason is forced to re-evaluate his own telescopic view of the country he finds himself in. As the protagonist contemplates the events he witnesses on television unfolding in his own country, his own interactions with the locals give him insight into the Greek recession and its true consequences to the people’s lives and a unique perspective for him on one of the major flash points in recent Greek history back in 2008.
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