Drey Kleanthous has worked in film and advertising for more than 20 years. He founded Nomadic in 2008 and has produced acclaimed content for numerous brands. Drey’s driving passion lies in the telling of stories that deserve to be told. 

Drey’s Greek heritage means that Life Will Smile is particularly close to his heart and he is honoured to have the opporunity to tell Haim’s incredible story about the courageous people of Zakynthos.


During more than 15 years in the entertainment industry, Steve has filmed hundreds of productions in more than 40 countries – but Life Will Smile is his most personal project to date having been inspired to become a filmmaker after watching Schindler’s List during his childhood in Athens.

Steve first heard this incredible story about the Jewish people of Zakynthos, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in January 2013. The climatic events that took place, combined with teh bravery and courage of a whole community, captured Steve’s heart and he instantly set about bringing this untold story to the world stage.


Life Will Smile Partners:

Nomadic Films, TerraMagma Pictures, The Greek America Foundation and UNESCO