A Blast

by Syllas Tzoumerkas

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Maria is running away on the highway. She is alone in her roaring SUV. Behind her, fire and a case full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Her crazy, accelerating course will stop at nothing.

Only a day before she was a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible daughter. Today she has gone rogue: she is determined to sweep away everything she has ever cared for. Maria’s tragic tale of ascent to redemption is narrated through bits of the present that become tangibly interwoven with fragments of the past, creating a dazzling and devastating mural of contemporary Greece.

Cast
Angeliki Papoulia, Vassilis Doganis, Maria Filini, Themis Bazaka, Yorgos Biniaris, Makis Papadimitriou

Festivals / Awards
Locarno International Film Festival 2014- International Competition
Sarajevo International Film Festival 2014- Competition
Athens International Film Festival 2014
BFI London IFF 2014 – Dare
Hamburg International Film Festival 2014- Free Port
São Paulo International Film Festival 2014– Competição Novos Diretores
POFF – Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2014– Panorama
Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden 2014– International
Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs 2014– Panorama
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2015 – Limelight

Feature film, 83′, DCP, Color, Greece-Germany-Netherlands 2014

 

Direction
Syllas Τzoumerkas

Script
Syllas Tzoumerkas, Youla Boudali

Cinematography
Pantelis Mantzanas

Editing
Kathrin Dietzel

Original music
Drog_A_Tek

Set design
Elli Papageorgakopoulou

Costume design
Marli Aliferi

Sound
Marco Vermaas, Dimitris Kanellopoulos

Make up
Evi Zafeiropoulou

Co-producers
Constantina Stavrianou, Theodora Valenti-Pikrou, Mario Mazzarotto, Rena Vougioukalou, Panos Papadopoulos

Producers
Maria Drandaki, Titus Kreyenberg, Ellen Havenith, Jeroen Beker

Produced by
Homemade Films, unafilm, PRPL, Bastide Films, Greek Film Center, Nederlands Film Fonds, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Pan Entertainment, Graal S.A., Marni Films, Mamoko Entertainment, Prosenghisi Ltd, Movimento Film production

in collaboration with ZDF/ARTE

with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nipkow Programm, Eurimages co-production development award, Cinelink – Sarajevo Film Festival

 

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As the frightening facts of a mysterious suicide case unfold, two women, a murder suspect and the law enforcer discover between them a striking similarity: contempt for their lives so far and a new relentless desire to start over. In a senseless and bland world they don’t feel like abiding the law.

Festivals / Awards
Berlinale Talents Script Station 2014
Cinemart 2015

Feature film in development, Greece-Netherlands

Direction
Syllas Tzoumerkas

Script
Youla Boudali, Syllas Tzoumerkas

Producer
Maria Drandaki, Ellen Havenith

Produced by
Homemade Films, PRPL

Stage Fright

by Yorgos Zois

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It’s the opening night of the most anticipated avant-garde theatre play of the year. A modern day adaptation of a classic Greek tragedy. The guests take their seats and the play begins. Suddenly, nine young people, armed and dressed in black, stand up from their seats singing. They come up on stage and introduce themselves as the chorus of the tragedy. Then, they invite some guests from the audience to participate on stage. Gradually, the play is transformed into a collective performance which blends the boundaries between reality and fiction. The audience is captivated by the ambivalence, still not realizing if this is a true act or not. The new play will come to an end at the exact time that the premiere ends. Until then art will imitate life.

 

Festivals / Awards
Cinelink 2011 – CNC Development Award
Torino Film Lab Framework 2012 – Production Award
L’Atelier, Cannes IFF 2013

Feature film in post-production, Greece-France-Croatia

Direction
Yorgos Zois

Script
Yorgos Zois with the collaboration of Vassileios Kyriakopoulos

Cinematography
Yiannis Kanakis

Editing
Ioannis Chalkiadakis

Executive producer
Constantinos Moriatis

Coproducers
Elie Meirovitz, Sinisa Juricic

Producer
Maria Drandaki

Produced by
Pan Entertainment, EZ Films, Nukleus Film, Greek Film Center, CNC, HAVC, Torino FilmLab, NOVA, Marni Films, Prosenghisi Ltd, Homemade Films, SquaredSquare

Out of Frame

by Yorgos Zois

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In Greece the advertisement in exterior billboards has been recently forbidden. As a result there are hundreds of blank billboards that don’t show any messages. But the empty frames are now the message. And we are out of frame.

Festivals / Awards
Venice IFF 2012 – Best European Short Fim, Ghent IFF 2012, Seville IFF 2012, FIFE 2013, Tetouan IFF 2013, Cortisonici 2013, Bradford IFF 2013, Courtisane SIFF 2013, Hamburg SIFF 2013, Curtas Vila do Conde 2013, Sydney IFF 2013, Huesca IFF 2013, dokument ART 2013-Best Film Award, Brest ISFF 2013, Leuven ISFF 2013.
Nominated for Best Short film of the European Film Academy Awards 2012.

Short Film, 10′, DCP, Color, Greece 2012

Direction/Script
Yorgos Zois

Cinematography
Yiannis Kanakis

Image editing/Sound design
Ioannis Chalkiadakis

Original music
Novi_sad

Sound 
Yorgos Chronis, Aris Athanassopoulos, Ioannis Chalkiadakis

Original idea
Marisha Triantafyllidou

Producers
Yorgos Zois
, Maria Drandaki

Production
SquaredSquare, Homemade Films with the support of the Greek Film Centre

www.outofframefilm.com

Paradise

by Panagiotis Fafoutis

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The members of carnival float crew Paradise, dressed up as Adam and Eve, exotic birds, creepy crawly snakes and juicy red apples, take part in their local carnival, dancing to samba and techno under the drizzling rain.

Marianna returns to Greece on a whim to surprise her boyfriend, secretly plotting to stay with him forever, while Nikos is using the carnival as an excuse to confess his love to his unsuspecting boss. Eugenia hesitates to tell her daughter about her clandestine romance with the much younger carnival crew leader, while Ilias has no qualms about begging his estranged wife to come home. In the midst of carnival madness, four duets are staking their claim on their own private Paradise…

Cast
Natassa Zagka, Mihalis Fotopoulos, Constantinos Avarikiotis, Christos Loulis, Olia Lazaridou, Erricos Litsis, Maria Skoula, Andreas Konstantinou, Lila Baklesi, Vaggelis Alexandris, Thanassis Vlavianos, Liza Neohoriti

Festivals / Awards
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2011- International Competition, Cyprus Film Days 2012, Sao Paolo IFF 2012, Seville IFF 2012.
2 Awards by the Hellenic Film Academy.

Feature Film, 105’, 35mm, Color, Dolby Digital, Greece 2011

Direction/Script
Panagiotis Fafoutis

Cinematography 
Yorgos Papandrikopoulos

Editing 
Panos Voutsaras

Original music 
George Pallikaris (aka GPal)

Set design
Pinelopi Valti

Costume design
Ioanna Tsami

Sound
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Aris Louziotis, Alexandros Sidiropoulos, Panos Voutsaras, Costas Varibopiotis

Make up
Evi Zafeiropoulou

Executive producer
Constantinos Moriatis

Producer
Maria Drandaki

Produced by
Pan Entertainment, Greek Film Center, ERT S.A., Nova, Graal, Accelere, Panagiotis Fafoutis, Homemade Films with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union

Casus Belli

by Yorgos Zois

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All kinds of people are waiting in seven different queues. The first person of each queue becomes the last of the next one, thus creating an enormous human line. But at the end of the line, it all begins backwards again…

146 actors, among them
Marisha Triantafyllidou, Tzeni Theona, Iris Ponkena, Hlias Goyiannos, Alekos Vassilatos, Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos, Lampros Filippou, Yorgos Biniaris

Festivals / Awards
Venice IFF 2010, Drama ISFF (6 Awards including Best Short Film), Amiens IFF 2010, Gijon IFF 2010, Rotterdam IFF 2011, Clermont Ferrand ISFF 2011, Gulf ISFF 2011 (Best International Short Film), Leiden International Short Film Experience 2011 (Best Short Film Award), Short Shorts 2011, Palm Springs ShortFest 2011, LA Shortfest 2011, Guanajuato IFF 2011 – SIGNIS jury Special Mention, Melbourne IFF 2011.
Best Short Film Award by the Hellenic Film Academy.

Short Film, 11′, 35mm, Color, Dolby Digital, Greece 2010

Direction/Script
Yorgos Zois

Cinematography
Yiannis Kanakis

Editing
Ioannis Chalkiadakis

Set design
Pinelopi Valti

Costume design
Kika Karabela

Sound
Aris Athanassopoulos

Sound design
Novi_sad

Special effects
Yorgos Kakavelakis / Nikos Moutselos

Make up
Alexandra Myta

Executive producer
Constantinos Moriatis

Producer
Maria Drandaki

Production
Pan Entertainment, ERT SA, SquaredSquare, 2:35, Homemade Films

www.casusbellifilm.com

Homeland

by Syllas Tzoumerkas

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Homeland is the story of a country and a family in free fall. Three generations of a family (the 50s generation, the one growing up during the restoration of Democracy in the 70s, and the generation of today) clash irrevocably over an adoption they decided to make 20 years ago.

Cast
Amalia Moutoussi, Thanos Samaras, Ioanna Tsirigouli, Errikos Litsis, Youla Boudali, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Christos Passalis, Despina Georgakopoulou, Yorgos Valais, Marissa Triandafyllidou, Maria Kallimani

Festivals / Awards
Venice IFF 2010 (Critics’ Week – world premiere), Athens IFF (Best 1st Film Director Award), Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2010, Goteborg IFF 2011, Monaco CIFF (Best Director Award), Istanbul IFF 2011, Karlovy Vary IFF 2011, Voices IFF 2011, Era New Horizons IFF 2011, FIC Valdivia 2011, Manaki Brothers ICFF 2011, Mar del Plata IFF 2011.
5 Awards by the Hellenic Film Academy including Best 1st Film Director.

Feature Film, 107′, 35mm, Color, Dolby Digital, Greece 2010

Direction
Syllas Tzoumerkas

Script
Syllas Tzoumerkas & Youla Boudali

Cinematography
Pantelis Mantzanas

Editing
Panos Voutsaras

Original music
Drog_A_Tek

Production design
Mayou Trikerioti

Sound
Aris Louziotis, Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Panos Voutsaras, Costas Varybopiotis

Make up
Evi Zafeiropoulou

Producers
Maria Drandaki, Thanos Anastopoulos

Production
Fantasia Ltd, Greek Film Centre, ERT SA, Pan Entertainment, Ηomemade Films, DANZAprojekt with the support of support of G.S. MA.TH.

www.homelandfilm.gr