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 has been fighting  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.

Director’s biography

Georgis Grigorakis was born and raised in Greece. He studied Social Psychology in the UK before he completed an MA in Directing Fiction at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in 2012. Since 2007, he has been writing and directing short films, which have garnered critical acclaim, have been screened in more than 100 international festivals worldwide and won over 20 awards. His shorts have been distributed theatrically in France and Greece, as well in international TV channels, and DVD magazines and VOD. Digger is his first feature.

Festivals and awards

C.I.C.A.E. Award, Panorama – Berlin International Film Festival 2020
Best Actor: Vangelis Mourikis – Sarajevo Film Festival 2020


Digger (fic.)
Director: Georgis Grigorakis
Country: Greece, France
Year: 2020.
Runtime: 101′
Language: Greek
Cast: Vangelis Mourikis, Argyris Pandazaras, Sofia Kokkali
Production: Haos Film

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