Dead End
Dead End

Dead End

Director Tonia Mishiali

Production year 2013

Length 15min.

Country Cyprus


A morning like every other finds an elderly couple getting on with their daily routine. The loss of youth, social and professional activity intensifies the old man’s obsessions and he is found desperately trying to find meaning in his life. His fixation with making money takes him through the day without being touched by the loneliness of his wife.


Silver Dionysos Award | Short FF in Drama, Greece, 2013

Best Director Award | Athens IFF, Greece, 2013

Opening Nights Michael Cacoyiannis Directing Award, Special Mention for Best Sound Design | Short IFF, Cyprus, 2013

Cinematic Achievement Award | Thessaloniki Short IFF, Greece, 2013


Tonia Mishiali
Tonia Mishiali



Tonia Mishiali


Tonia Mishiali

Director of Photography

Nicos Avraamides

Production designer

Lisa Tsouloupas

Music by

Christopher Malapitan


Marco Lopez


Tonia Mishiali,Daphne Lopez


Fivos Georgiades, Elli Kyriakidou

Production company(ies)

Tonia Mishiali

Tonia Mishiali

Born 1973, Famagusta, Cyprus. She graduated from a private English-speaking High School in Cyprus and then moved to Oxford, UK, to study Hotel & Catering Management only to find out that her true passion was directing. After her graduation in 1997 she moved to Cyprus to start working as a director and producer, also creating her own production company Zipcode production&design. She loves experimenting with different mediums- in her career she has directed and produced for theatre, film, video and television in Cyprus and abroad. She has exhibited her work in a big number of national and international film and performance festivals. Her second short film, Dead End, was officially selected in more than 25 IFFs all over the world. She has now just finished her 3rd short film Lullaby of the Butterfly. She also loves photography and has won various awards in national and international competitions. Holds the position of Film Representative in the Board of Directors of the Directors Guild of Cyprus since January 2014.


Blind Passions (2010, short). Dead End (2013, short), Lullaby of the Butterfly (2014, short).

FILMS 2014