Documentary filmmaker | Director | Editor

Thank God it's friday

In TGIF, we follow a group of five friends with intellectual disabilities in Athens, Greece. Under the guidance of their mentor/carer/friend, Kelly, they get together every Friday for theatre class. After their class, they go on walks, out to dinner, to the movies, to each other’s birthday parties. Every year they go on a week-long vacation, to work on their long-term goal of someday living together, semi-autonomously. 

This short observational documentary was created as my final year project for Edinburgh Napier Univeristy. The film premiered at 'The Filmhouse' movie theatre in Edinburgh.

officially selected:


Canberra Mental Health Film Festival, 2018.  
REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium, 2018.

Screentest: The UK’s National Student  Film Festival, 2018.

CILECT Awards (The International Association of Film and Television Schools ), 2019.

Director, Editor, Cinematographer, Sound recordist: Isi Charbila
Producers: Isi Charbila, Daphne Stergides 
Sound desinger: Sarah Tainish
Colour: Jarvis Gray

In association with

Short documentary 
Duration: 15 min 
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English
Year of production: 2018
City of production: Athens, Greece, Edinburgh, Scotland

Format: Linear PCM, ProRes 422 (HQ), 1920x1080
FPS 24