Written, produced and Directed by Minos Papas. Starring Nando Del Castillo, Stella Velon, Ariel Blue Sky, Doug Barron.
• Drama / Romance / Magical Realism
A photographer catches a glimpse of another dimension with his lens. His sense of reality shaken, obsessed and haunted, he embarks on a journey to discover the supernatural source of his visions.
A romantic, metaphysical odyssey through the dark underbelly of New York City.
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"Expressionistic and eerie! Referencing 'Blow Up' and 'After Hours,' it's a late night descent into post-industrial hell."
-- Andrew Schenker, VILLAGE VOICE
"Mystical, off-the-wall and trippy!."
-- Ronnie Scheib, VARIETY
"(A film of) haunting figments. Director Minos Papas channels both David Lynch and Dante's Inferno."
-- TIME OUT NY
"Intermittently beautiful! Inspired by Dante's Inferno and Greek mythology, SHUTTERBUG invites us on a photographic odyssey through nighttime Manhattan."
-- Jeanette Catsoulis, NEW YORK TIMES
"A lovely arthouse film in the grand old tradition. CLASSY!"
-- FILMS IN REVIEW
[Shutterbug] “does not look or sound like a typical Indie film. The film looks like it was shot with a much larger budget... [The filmmakers captured] obscurity, intrigue and an underbelly world with the dark, and constructed a dreamlike sense of hope with lights and colors.”
-- Sanela Djokovic, Film Monthly.
“Papas creates a haunted netherworld of lost souls... thoroughly disorienting and at times harrowing, quite impressively lit, shot and cut by Papas and his crew.”
--Joe Bendel, jbspins.blogspot.com
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WINNER: Award of Merit, LA Indie Fest, 2009
WINNER: Aloha Accolade, Honolulu International Film Festival, 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 3rd NYC Greek Film Festival, 2009
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Trinidad & Tobago EU Film Festival, 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION: NY Publi Library Non-Print Film Series, 2012
Shutterbug was released theatrically in the US (New York and LA) and in Cyprus.