Pretentious Pictures Presents:

The light touch
A pickpocket chase
We have now officially ceased sending the film to festivals because it can't seem to stop winning awards. it’s becoming a bore.
Best Comedy, Sweden Film Awards; 
Best Actress, Best Director, Luleå International Film Festival;
Best Comedy Actor: Duncan Skinner, Moscow Comedy FilmFest Gelos
Best Comedy and Best Actress: Tess Spentzos, Toronto Film Magazine Fest
Outstanding Achievement Awards: Best Supporting Actress, Georgia Siakavara; Best Debut, Robert MacLean, Tagore International Film Festival
Awards of Recognition: Best Supporting actress, Skyrah Archer; Best Direction, Robert MacLean, Accolade Global Film Competition
Best Supporting Actress, Skyrah Archer, L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival
Best Producer, Claudio Castravelli, Cult Critic Movie Awards
Best Supporting Actress, Skyrah Archer, Virgin Spring Cinefest
Best Producer, Claudio Castravelli, World Film Carnival - Singapore

Antonioni Award for Best Feature Film, Blow-Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Fest;
Odysseus Award, Best Film, London Greek Film Festival; 
Best Actress, two Best Supporting Actresses, Best Director, Maverick Movie Awards.
Best Feature Comedy Film, Moscow Comedy FilmFest Gelos
Best Feature, Malta Film Festival
Best European Low-Budget Film, Best Indie Film Award

Puckish pickpocket Becky, a Bugs Bunny of a girl (Tess Spentzos) 

—is teasing a wallet out of a purse on an Athens metro when she notices Miranda, a sensitive beauty out of "The Princess and the Pea" (Skyrah Archer), and falls in love. Miranda escapes her, Becky escapes the purse-owner, and the chase is on.
Oops, Becky steals the wallet of a policeman on vacation, her Elmer Fudd, and he’s obsessed with catching her. “My name is Wesley Stankovitch! I don’t care if it doesn’t sound British, I am a police detective with New Scotland Yard—No! I’m on vacation! My pocket has just been picked and I have a photograph of the culprit! Now can I have some men over here!” Duncan Skinner.
They send him a policewomanDespina Mirou
whose captain, Georgia Siakavara, distrusts her, especially when she gets pregnant on the job.
Becky’s father, Mihail Anthis.
Becky's psychiatrist, Sophie Papadopoulos.
Miranda’s mother, Antonia Bogdanovich.
Miranda’s music professor, Ian Robertson.
Miranda's priest and substitute father, Christos Sougaris.
Rich German tourist, Adrian Frieling.
Lady with a purse, Sofia Mantzakou.
Our first scene winks at the opening of Samuel Fuller’s masterpiece Pickup On South Street. 
But let’s get back to ours. Director: Robert MacLean
Executive Producer: Claudio Castravelli
Producer: Ioanna Kiourti
Cinematographer: Panos Golfis
Grip: Georgios Sideris
Film editor: Apostolos Tsitsonis
Continuity: Stella Aggelidou
Make-up: Maro Kokkoni
Executive producer: Angelika Lialios
Music: Kanaris Keramaris, original score,
plus the Muchatrela Band,
the Antonis Arfanis Trio,
Jusu Foli,
and Frédéric Chopin.


  1. Way to go, Bob! This looks so cool. Good to see you're directing your own writing which always makes me smile. Your friend, Dave (aka "Dan").

    1. Thanks, Dave. It's ALWAYS great to hear from you.

  2. You go Bob! Directing your own film and hosting our newly released documentary "The Seven Sages of Greek Antiquity" at the same time. Busy man. All the best.

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