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OLYMPIC DREAMS

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In the highly exclusive Athlete Village at the Olympic Winter Games, Penelope (ALEXI PAPPAS), a young cross-country skier, befriends Ezra (NICK KROLL), a volunteer dentist, after a disappointing finish in her competition. Penelope and Ezra share a special but limited time together.

OLYMPIC DREAMS is the first scripted film shot in an Athlete Village during the Olympic Games. OLYMPIC DREAMS stars Alexi Pappas, Nick Kroll, and real Winter Olympic athletes including Gus Kenworthy. In addition to being an actress and filmmaker, Alexi also competed at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. The entire film was shot by a one-person crew (JEREMY TEICHER) during the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

https://www.sxsw.com/film/2019/filmmaker-in-focus-olympic-dreams/

A SERIES OF SHORT FILMS BLENDING FICTION AND REALITY

Olympic Dreams is a poetic exploration of the Olympic values through narrative film, blending fiction with reality to open a unique, never-before-seen window into the Olympic Games. Starring Alexi Pappas as Penelope, a fictional cross-country skier, Nick Kroll as Ezra, a fictional volunteer dentist, and athletes who participated in the PyeongChang Games. Directed by Jeremy Teicher.

CAST: NICK KROLL, ALEXI PAPPAS


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