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, The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea) and Yorgos Zois (Interruption), multi-awarded short films Limbo and Electric Swan by Konstantina Kotzamani and A Drowning Man by Mahdi Fleifel, and debut feature films The Gulf  by Emre Yeksan and Her Job by Nikos Labôt.

Her in-development projects include the upcoming feature films by Christos Karakepelis, Yorgos Zois, Sofia Exarchou, Syllas Tzoumerkas, Elina Psykou and Mladen Djordjevic, and debut feature films by Konstantina Kotzamani, Christos Passalis, Margot Schaap and Nikos Kyritsis.

She is a member of the EAVE and ACE producers’ networks and the Greek Producers’ Alliance.

 

 

Kyveli Short graduated from King’s College London in 2014. From 2015 to 2018, she worked at Anemon Productions in Athens, as the lead production manager on the documentary Dolphin Man (2017), directed by Lefteris Charitos, which was the recipient of two Hellenic Film Academy Awards. As a freelancer, she is the Associate Producer of the short fiction films A Summer Place (Tampere 2021) by Alexandra Matheou, and Patision Avenue (Venice 2018) by Thanasis Neofotistos, as well as the hybrid short film Bella (Visions du Réel 2020) by Thelyia Petraki.

She is currently collaborating with Maria Drandaki on the development of four feature films: Konstantina Kotzamani’s debut feature, Titanic Ocean; Sofia Exarchou’s sophomore feature, Animal; Yorgos Zois’ sophomore feature, Arcadia, and Syllas Tzoumerkas’ latest feature film, My Soul Startled.

She is a Sarajevo Talents alumnus and, in 2020, she was awarded by Artworks the SNF Artist Fellowship.

Katerina Thanopoulou was born in Athens in 1994. She studied Mathematics at the University of Athens. In 2019, she graduated from the L.Stavrakos Film and Television School. She is collaborating with Homemade Films since 2018, working as a production coordinator for The Last City by Heinz Emigholz (Berlin IFF 2020 – Encounters), The City and the City by Christos Passalis and Syllas Tzoumerkas (in production), and The Grandson by Nely Reguera (in pre-production). She has also worked as a line producer for Nicolas Kolovos’ short Index,  and as a production manager for Despina Kourti’s short Old West.