Kiki

This project deals with Themis’ life as a Drag Queen named Holly Grace, as well as the
situations he faces by engaging to this profession. Through our conversation (otherwise KI-
KI), he talks about his inspiration and role-models and the way he manages to perform those
two personalities.

Natalia Dionysiotis

Natalia Dionysiotis is 22 years old and was born in Athens. She is an undergraduate
student at the Department of Communication and Mass Media of the National and
Kapodistrian University of Athens. At the final years of her secondary education she
participated in the teen section of the National Theater. She completed an internship
at the Greek Film Archive in relation to archiving cinematographic material,
organizing events on art and culture and performing public relations. The systematic
study of specific directors, such as Nikos Nikolaidis, Pedro Almodovar and Guillermo
Del Toro, due to the development of academic work brought her closer to the need
for perceiving and observing individual directors’ choices regarding filming, editing,
sound and picture. The first contact with camera operation and video editing came
up as part of the “TV and Radio Production” and the “Fiction and Documentary Film
Production” seminars. This course led to the creation of “Kiki project” through group
observation of the drag persona, Holly Grace.

Rabab El Mouadden

Rabab El Mouadden was born in Athens with Moroccan origins. She is an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has recently done a traineeship in the Greek Film Archive and has taken part in some cinematic festivals as a volunteer. Her connection to the field of film and documentary was mainly theoretical. The project “Kiki” is the start-off of a more practical involvement.

Eleni Maragkou

Eleni Maragkou is an undergraduate student of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and works as a journalist. Her interest with film began through her relevant coursework and her internship at the Film Archive of Greece, where she was introduced to film festival programming and coordination. “Kiki” is her first venture in the domain of documentary film production.

Martha Fyllou

Martha Fyllou was born and raised in Athens of Tanzanian origins. She is an undergraduate student of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She worked as a journalist due to her internship. Her first approach to film and audiovisual production, editing and analysis was through relevant academic seminars and projects. Her interest on researching, creative and conceptual part of observational documentaries led to her participation in the making of “Kiki”.