A contemporary Western about a native farmer who lives and works alone in a farmhouse in the heart of a mountain forest in Northern Greece. For years now, he fights with an expanding industrial Monster digging up the forest, disturbing the lush flora and threatening his property. Yet, the greatest threat comes with the sudden arrival of his young son, after a twenty year separation. They turn into enemies under one roof and confront each other head on, with nature as their only observer. To prevent the muddy ground from being pulled out from under their feet for profit, father and son must dig deep into it.
Vangelis Mourikis: Nikitas
Argyris Pandazaras: Johnny
Sofia Kokkali: Mary
Theo Alexander: Petros
Michalis Iatropoulos: Bob
Vasilis Bisbikis: Kostas
Pavlos Iordanopoulos: Billy
Antonis Tsiotsipoulos: Themakos
Marianthi Pantelpoulou: Thodora
Writer / Director: Georgis Grigorakis
Script Collaborators: Maria Votti, Vangelis Mourikis
Director of Photography: Giorgos Karvelas
Editing: Thodoris Armaos
Music: Michalis Moschoutis
Sound Design: Leandros Ntounis
Sound: Francois Abdelnour
Art Director: Dafni Kalogianni
Executive Producers: Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Michael Weber
Producers: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Maria Hatzakou, Chrysanthi Karfi Koi
Co-Producers: Gabrielle Dumon, Nikos Katsaounis, Ernst Fassbender, Fenia Cossovitsa, Anna Nikolaou
Production company: Haos Film
Co-Production companies: Le Bureau, Match Factory Productions, N-Coded Pictures, Fassb Filmproduktion, Blonde
format: DCP / colour / 5.1
length: 101 min.
original language: Greek
Feb 2020 Digger proud and excited, starts digging at the 70th Berlinale Panorama on the 24th of February.
Dec 2019 Digging completed in the forests of north Greece. and continues in post in Athens and Paris.
Dec 2017 Digger is awarded with production funds from the Greek Film Center and ERT broadcasting.
Nov 2016 Digger is granted with the Greek – French co-production fund.
Sep 2015 Digger is proud to be one of the six projects selected for the Cannes Cinefondation Residency in Paris.
Jul 2015 Digger is one of the eight projects selected for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab in Capalbio, Italy.
Oct 2014 Digger is going through the project development scholarship of the Nipkow Programme in Berlin.