Frankie seeks revenge after realising that Alex was only hitting on her following a bet.
All the action takes place at a hotel in Athens. Frankie is there after her flight gets cancelled. Alex is there for a conference of the company he works for. They meet at the hotel bar and they seem to hit it off. Alex proposes to move to his room and Frankie agrees. She discovers that everything was a cunning act and decides to take revenge.
A note on Neo-noir:
Outwit is deeply influenced by the film-noir not only in the cinematography style but also in the themes that the film explores. Outwit borrows film-noir’s obsession with violence as the undying backdrop of civilisations, however, in Outwit that violence is phycological. Additionally, Outwit subverts the character expectations of the film-noir. This way, the anti-hero is the female lead while the male lead assumes the position of the femme-fatale.
Directed by Petros Aronis
Petros is a visual artist specialising in film and photography. He was born and raised in Athens. He graduated History of Art at the University of Glasgow in 2019. This degree introduced him to theories of gender and intersectionality that have become an integral part of his artistic work. Currently, he is undertaking a Master’s program in Film Directing at the University of Arts London. Generally, Petros’s work stands in support of all minority groups and strives for equality and social unity.Petros has created multiple video-art installations that have been exhibited in Glasgow and Prague. He has worked as 1st-assistant director and casting director for two other short films. Outwit will be his first short narrative film.
Cast & Crew
Filius - Michael Canakis
Screenwriter - Director
Director of Photography
Production Designer - Wardrobe