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Short Film ‘Tracks’ Follows a Mother’s Fateful Evening at a Train Station

"The film is about that moment when you’re faced with the inevitable and how you react to it, which you never know until the moment comes."

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Tracks

Logline: A mother waits for the train with her young son. At one point she loses sight of him. The boy is in the tracks. The train is coming. The mother screams.

Elevator Pitch:

The film is based on a true story about a woman whose child got into the train tracks, the train was coming and she started to scream. Then another woman jumped in saved the child but lost her life. It’s set in two different timelines: on one hand we see the young woman from the beginning of her day until she jumps and on the other we see the mother from the moment she arrives at the station and afterwards as she tries to grapple with what happened. The two strands intertwined build up to the subway scene.

Production Team:
Writer/Director: Elina Fessa
Producer: Maria Hatzakou (“Chevalier,” “Attenberg,” “The Capsule,” “Alps”)
Cinematographer: Thomas Varvias
Editor: Panos Voutsaras
Music: Aldo Shllaku

About the Film:

I wrote the script shortly after I found out I was pregnant, and since then I’ve become a mother. The fleeting thought that something could happen to my daughter and be responsible for it is too much to handle. The film is about that moment when you’re faced with the inevitable and how you react to it, which you never know until the moment comes. And once it’s gone you’re left with the consequences of your actions, which may or may not live up to what you had hoped to for. Ultimately, however, it’s about the supreme act of love.

Current Status: We’re fundraising and about to go into production.

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