Cast & Crew

Minos Papas

Director, producer & editor

Minos Papas hails from sunny Cyprus and is an established independent filmmaker in New York City. His films have been screened and awarded at multiple film festivals all over the world. Minos’ recent feature film, BEHIND THE MIRROR (2015) was awarded Best Thriller at the Manhattan and the Mexico International Film Festivals. His most recent short film, TANGO ON THE BALCONY is currently touring the festival circuit after a successful presentation at the Cannes Short Film Corner. The film is a proof of concept for an upcoming feature film about veterans and PTSD and Minos was awarded the Best Director award at the Int’l Short Film Festival of Cyprus for it.

Son of internationally acclaimed film director Michael Papas, Minos was introduced to the film world at a young age achieving his first international award at the age of 16 with the short film WHISPERS (1993) at the Make-A-Video youth competition in Helsinki, Finland. He earned a BFA in Film at the School of Visual Arts and was awarded the school’s top award for Cinematography. His first independent feature film, SHUTTERBUG (2009), was released theatrically in New York, Los Angeles and Nicosia, Cyprus. Shutterbug received reviews from Variety, The Village Voice, The New York Times and many more publications and blogs which merited the film for its Lynchian atmosphere and beautiful imagery. Minos’ documentary A SHORT FILM ABOUT GUNS (2013) won best online short at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Minos has worked with industry figures such as Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi, Lisa Rinzler, Lisanne Skyler, Eric Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Andrea Bocelli and Rufus Wainwright. Minos is a member of the Director’s Guild of Cyprus, a creative member of Studio-AVA, a unique video production house, and the founder of film production company Cyprian Films, New York. Minos is into Kubrick, Tarkovsky, soccer, death metal and kittens.

Nicolas D. Sampson

Writer & Executive Producer

Nicolas D. Sampson is the founder of Sampsonic Media, a multimedia company specializing in films, novels and short stories. Nicolas entered the motion picture industry as an executive producer on the short film LOST BULLETS, which went on to win Best Thriller at the Mexico International Film Festival. He followed this with two more short films, THE 13TH MIRROR and THE POLITICS OF CONFLICT, both based on his book BEHIND THE MIRROR: SHORT STORIES AND REFLECTIONS. He then went on to write and executive produce the feature film BEHIND THE MIRROR, which was released by Random Media and The Orchard.

Nicolas also worked in the theater as a script advisor and dramaturge on the original play IN TWO MINDS; and as a script advisor and development consultant on a Cyprus National Theater adaptation of Bulgakov’s short story DIABOLIAD.

Fascinated since his early childhood by human behavior, Nicolas studied social psychology in Tempe, Arizona, and Cambridge, UK: two places highly distinct from each other in terms of culture and approach. This provided him with a broad and diversified insight into the human condition, which, in due course, he applied to his writing.

He is currently developing WAKE OF LIBERTY, a historical fiction / dark fantasy T.V. series on the French Revolution, and is executive producing the period-drama VITA & VIRGINIA, the true account of the passionate relationship between the literary innovator Virginia Woolf and her only love Vita Sackville-West-West; the documentary UNSTUCK IN TIME on the life and work of iconic author Kurt Vonnegut; and the William Nicholson directed drama HOPE GAP, starring Annette Bening and Bill Nighy.



Xavier Wayson Matt Hopkins
Sandra Wayson Daniela Mastropietro
James Nando Del Castillo
Abe Telford Flint Beverage
Gregory Zafferano Demosthenes Chrysan
Ralph Harman JP Serret
Dr Rezniak Vanessa Kai
Mayor Martha Brigham Linda Blackstock
Father Bradley Cordell Stahl
Garden Bar Manager Ed Bergtold
Clay Wilcox Alex Cape
Danny Jared McGuire
Flora Emily Shoolin
Dean Aristotle Stamat
Johnson William Rosenfelt
Liv Harman Melinda Nichols
Mike Sonenfeld Marcin Paluch
Dominik Emmanuel Giusti
Cindy Wayson Zoie Wilenta
Tommy Wayson Tristan Wilenta
Janet Zafferano Sarah Elle
Friend 1 Joyce Miller
Friend 2 Allison Anderegg
News Reporter Nicole Kontolefa
Linda Telford Heidi Philipsen
Garden Bar Bartender David Bruce
Young Xavier Joseph Robinson
RVW Clerk Bianca Del Castillo
Z's Bartender Steve Luppino
Garden Bar Server Sally Del Castillo
Young Man Nick Speece
Young Woman Ashley Corboni
Tyler Harman Braden Munn
Head Surveyor Philip P. Massaro
Surveyor Philip J. Massaro
Coroner Paul Smith
Emanuella Madison Angelena McLoughlin
Patron 1 Ed Maxwell
Arresting Officer 1 Michael Day
Arresting Officer 2 Michael Morgan (Athens PD)
Church Flea Market Vendor 1 Cynthia Morgan
Church Flea Market Vendor 2 Michael Morgan
Xavier’s Mother Elisabeth Henry-Macari
Xavier’s Father Chiz Schultz
Band 1 Johnny Moon & Starz
Band 2 The Phil Massaro Symphony
Stunt Performer Bryce Burke
Stunt Performer Matt Triplett


Director/Producer Minos Papas
Writer/Executive Producer Nicolas D. Sampson
Director of Photography Corey Fontana
Production Designer Sally Del Castillo
Editor Katie Carman-Lehach
Editor Minos Papas
Music George Kallis
Sound Designer John Moros
Unit Production Manager Liz Sargent
1st Assistant Director Katharina Rohrer
2nd Assistant Director Connor Sullivan
2nd Second Assistant Director Gavin Denman
Athens, NY Line Producer & Locations Nando Del Castillo
Production Coordinator Emmanuel Giusti
Camera Operator Corey Fontana
Camera Operator Minos Papas
1st Assistant Camera Nolan Maloney
Additional 1st Assistant Camera Ashton Green
2nd Assistant Camera Michael Day
Script Supervisor Nicolas D. Sampson
Production Sound Mixer Jesse Flaitz
Gaffer Jack McDonald
Key Grip Lydia Sudall
Additional Key Grip John Campbell
Additional Key Grip Sam Barth
Grip Dave Anthony
Assistant Art Director Beck Kitsis
Hair & Make-Up Artist Lexan Rosser
Properties Master Nando Del Castillo
Graphic Designer Gavin Denman
Taxidermist Anthony Delvecchio
SFX Props James R. Martin
Wardrobe Assistant Margaret Cam
Key Production Assistant Michael Day
Production Assistant Sylva Perdiou
Production Assistant Argyro Nicolaou
Production Assistant Nick Gardner
Assistant Production Coordinator Maevid Brown
Assistant Production Coordinator Valerie Steinberg
Pre-production Coordinator Christine Marquet
Stills Photographer David Rubin
Catering Dilek Sahin
Assistant Editor Skye Davis
Colorist Constantine Paleologos
Re-recording Mixer John Moros
Sound Effects Editor John Moros
Sound Editor Tommy Stang
Music Licensing Melissa Chapman - Groove Garden
Soloist Amarina Solonos
Stunt Coordinator Jared Burke
Stunt Coordinator Chazz Menendez