Olympic Nick: A Donutumentary (2016)

Role: Producer

Olympic Nick: A Donutumentary captures the story of Nick Tsiligiris an 80 year old doughnut maestro. Nick has been tempting locals and visitors alike with the delicious scent of his freshly made hot jam doughnuts, at Footscray train station in Melbourne's inner west, everyday since 1979. 

Trailer available via official website - HERE

 
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This short documentary was supported under the Raw Nerve Initiative facilitated by Open Channel and supported by Screen Australia. I came on as the Co-Producer in the small crew of 5 from development to delivery. I was deeply involved through the entire process (even holding the boom from time to time.

Olympic Nick: A Donutumentary premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2016 and went on to screen at Flickerfest; BOFA; WorldFest; Lorne Film; Greek Film Festival Australia and Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival where it won Best Documentary Short Film. It also aired on ABC2 as well as being streamed on ABCiview. It's now finishing it's circuit at the Setting Sun Film Festival 2017 in Yarraville.

Crew

  • IAN TRAN (DIRECTOR/PRODUCER)
  • TESSA MANSFIELD-HUNG (PRODUCER)
  • RACHEL MORRSINK (WRITER/DIRECTOR)
  • DAVID FRANJIC (DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY)
  • SHANE O'MARA (COMPOSER)
  • THE GAZA STRIPPER (COMPOSER)