After working for several years as a producer and a communication and development manager in film and television, Maria Drandaki founded her own production label Homemade Films in 2009.
With a taste for sharp, cutting edge, innovative cinema, Maria has produced and co-produced several successful short and feature films, which participated and won awards in many international film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, Toronto, Rotterdam, IDFA, EFA, BAFTA, Palm Springs, etc.) and got distributed in movie theaters, tv-channels and platforms around the world.
Her credits include internationally acclaimed feature films by Syllas Tzoumerkas (Homeland, A Blast) and Yorgos Zois (Interruption), multi-awarded short films Limbo by Konstantina Kotzamani and A Drowning Man by Mahdi Fleifel, and debut feature films The Gulf by Emre Yekcan and Her Job by Nikos Labôt.
Her in-development projects include the upcoming feature films by Yorgos Zois, Mladen Djordjevic and Elina Psykou, and debut feature films by Konstantina Kotzamani, Christos Passalis, Margot Schaap, Ian Waugh and Nikos Kyritsis.
Her latest production, Syllas Tzoumerkas’ third feature The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea will premiere at the Panorama of the 69th Berlinale 2019.
She is a member of the EAVE and ACE producers’ networks and the Greek Producers’ Alliance.