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, Karlovy Vary, 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, Her Job by Nikos Labôt and Quicksand by Margot Schaap. Her latest productions and co-productions, 2022 feature films The City and the City by Christos Passalis and Syllas Tzoumerkas, The Volunteer by Nely Reguera and Silence 6-9 by Christos Passalis had their world premieres at the Berlinale Encounters competition, the Malaga IFF and the Karlovy Vary International Competition, respectively.

Her in-development and in-production projects include the upcoming feature films by Danielle Arbid (Suzanne & Osman), Mladen Djordjevic (Labour Day), Sofia Exarchou (Animal), Mahdi Fleifel (Xenos), Christos Karakepelis (Future Tenses), Elina Psykou (Patrimonial Fears and Other Symptoms), Syllas Tzoumerkas (My Soul Startled) and Yorgos Zois (Arcadia), and debut feature films by Konstantina Kotzamani (Titanic Ocean) and Nikos Kyritsis (Baby).

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.

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.

Her latest production is the hybrid short film Under the Lake (Oberhausen ISFF 2022), directed by Thanasis Trouboukis.

Before taking over as Head of Development for all the company’s projects, Kyveli had already been collaborating with Homemade Films since 2019, in the development of Titanic Ocean by Konstantina Kotzamani, Arcadia by Yorgos Zois, Animal by Sofia Exarchou and My Soul Startled by Syllas Tzoumerkas.

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

Vasia Attarian was born in Athens in 1989. She graduated from the University of Athens (Theatre Studies) in 2012 and is currently completing her master’s degree in Cultural Management in the Hellenic Open University. From 2007 until 2019 she has worked in many theatrical shows as an assistant director in Athens. From 2012 until 2019, she has worked as an assistant director of the blitz theatre group in Greece and its European tours.

She is a theatre director and a teenage theatre teacher, in venues such as the National Theatre of Greece, Onassis Stegi, Skrow Theater, the M.Cacoyannis Foundation e.t.c.. She is a member of the douth theatre group. She has co- directed stage performances with Mirto Makridi and Maria Filini. Together with Serafim Radis, they are production coordinators in theatrical shows in the Athens Epidaurus Festival and Onassis Stegi. She teaches theatre history in drama schools and theatre improvisation (together with Katerina Mavrogeorgi).

In 2020-21, she has collaborated with Syllas Tzoumerkas as an assistant director and project manager at the development of his new feature film My Soul Startled, and as a second assistant director in the film The City and the City, directed by Christos Passalis and Syllas Tzoumerkas.