F I C T I O N F I L M S:
(fiction, 2019, 92 mins, Greece) - director: Vardis Marinakis | writers: Vardis Marinakis & Spiros Krimbalis | producer: Konstantinos Vassilaros
After nine-year-old Jason is abandoned by his mother at a folk festival, he takes refuge in a cabin in the middle of the forest belonging to a mute loner named Minas. Although at first the man, who has a questionable profession, won’t take him in, a series of circumstances eventually leads them to form a family – something both of them have lacked for a long time. A touching tale of harmony and the yearning for intimacy that will captivate audiences with its dreamlike atmosphere.
World Premiere, Karlovy Vary IFF, East of the West Competition
VARIETY [26.7.19, Jessica Kiang]
CINEUROPA [11.7.19, David Gonzalez]
GOCRITIC! [10.7.19, Veronika Zakonjšek]
TITLE: HOLY EMY
fiction, 2019-2020, 100 mins | Greece, France, Bulgaria | director: Araceli Lemos | writers: Araceli Lemos, Giulia Caruso | producer: Konstantinos Vassilaros | co-producers: Mathieu Bompoint (Mezzanine Films), Veselka Kiryakova (Red Carpet Films) | associate producer: Giulia Caruso (Nonetheless), Elina Psykou
Emy cries blood tears, hidden at home by her religious sister, whose sudden pregnancy pushes Emy to explore her ‘gift’ elsewhere.
fiction, 2020-2021, 90 mins, Greece | director/writer: Orfeas Peretzis | producer: Konstantinos Vassilaros
Alkistis is a 17-year-old teenager with her sexuality and mood for experimentation at a peak. She has to spend her last carefree summer holidays waiting for her exam results with her mother at their crumbling studios-to-let, in a stuck-in-the-past beach town on the Athens Rivera coastline. She is angry, confused, resentful of her past, and her prospects. She gradually takes destiny into her own hands in order to save their studios, and those around her.
TITLE: PARTIMONIAL FEARS AND OTHER SYMPTOMS
STAGE: EARLY DEVELOPMENT
fiction, 2021-2022, 100 mins, Greece | director/writer: Elina Psykou | producer: Konstantinos Vassilaros, StudioBauhaus & Maria Drandaki, Homemade Films
Old man Dinos seeks company to go to Hawaii. Magician Lakis must contact David Copperfield before he comes to Greece for a show. Konstantinos, the Apostolic Church’s drummer, searches for his missing wife. Dinos is Lakis’s father. Lakis is Konstantinos’s father. They are chubby and afraid. Will their fears vanish along with Copperfield’s latest magic trick, making the Acropolis disappear?
" L o v i n g V i n c e n t "
animation, 2016/2017, 90 mins, Poland/UK | director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | producer: Hugh Welchman
Loving Vincent is a highly anticipated film that will be the first fully painted animation feature film. It tells the story of painter Vincent van Gogh. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Douglas Booth, Aidan Turner and Chris O'Dowd.
StudioBauhaus and it's producer Konstantinos Vassilaros is responsible for setting up and running the Athens studio (Mabrida Studios) - with 23 trained painter animators - alongside the main production studio of Gdansk, in Poland. The production in Greece started in November 2015, and finished in the end of 2016. The film is the brainchild of polish animator Dorota Kobiela and Oscar winning producer Hugh Welchman (Peter and the Wolf) of Breakthru Films. The film won the Audience Award at Annecy's Film Festival in June 2017, was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar. It has been released in over than 100 countries worlwide, and grossed so far over 30 million dollars.
A N I M A T I O N :
STAGE: EARLY DEVELOPMENT
feature stop-motion animation, 2021/2022, 85 mins, Greece, Italy | director: Thomas Kunstler | producer: Konstantinos Vassilaros | associate producer: Animasyros
A biographical stop-motion animation film following the extraordinary life of Markos Vamvakaris, from the youth in Syros to the fame in Pireas and his decline.
MFI with writer Glykeria Patramani, Thomas Kunstler, 2019, Nyssiros & Rhodes Island
Alba Script Plus, Balkan Film Market, 2018, Tirana
Animarkt Workshop Masters, 2018, Lodz
D O C U M E N T A R Y F I L M S :
"Στο Κέντρο Του Κύκλου" / "Into The Centre of the Wheel"
feature documentary, 2016, 72 mins, Greece | director: Orfeas Peretzis
An existential adventure into the centre of the stage. Initiating the viewer into the dark and mysterious world of RODA, a group of non-professional greek actors.
"Into the Centre of the Wheel" is an eyewitness account of the spiritual journey of RODA's non professional actors through the art of theatre. We see the daily routine of a statistics teacher in class, a roof builder, a mother and a delivery man. They share their unusual experiences they had in the past whilst performing as actors. 24 hours before a performance all the painful process of the preparation unfolds step by step until all members of RODA storm out on stage. From that point on the experience becomes a personal quest for truth into the darkness of the theatre's backstage. The film had its National Premiere at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in March 2016, and was featured at the 2017 Aegean Film Festival (Patmos, Greece). The film was released in the cinemas on October 2017 by NEO FILMS.
S H O R T F I L M S :
"Στην Ελβύν" / "Elvin" (short, 2014, 25 mins, Greece) - director/writer: Orfeas Peretzis
A musician wonders around the Greek province. On his way to Athens he picks up a young girl.
"Elvin" was screened in competition at the Drama International Short Film Festival (Drama, Greece, 2014), Athens International Film Festival (Athens, 2014), and Dam Short Film Festival (Nevada, USA, 2015). It received top prize from the Pan-Hellenic Union of Film Critics (Artfools Film Festival, Larisa, Greece, 2015) and took 3rd place at the Mexico International Film Festival 2015. The film is still in international festival circulation. In late 2015 it took part at the Mosaic World Film Festival (Illinois, USA), the Mykonos Biennale Dramatic Nights (Mykonos, Greece), the London Greek Film Festival (London, UK) and in early 2016 at the Hellas FilmBox in Berlin, Germany.
"Κβάντο" / "Quantum" (short, 2015, 20 mins, Greece) - director/writer: Orfeas Peretzis, funded by the Greek Film Centre
A Russian pizza delivery boy lives in Athens. In an attempt to overcome his isolation he develops special powers. An allegorical story of the existential journey of an outcast.
"Quantum" stars Yannis Papadopoulos ("The Boy that Ate the Bird's Food" by Ektoras Lygizos) along with Lila Baklesi, Markella Giannatou and Elias Meletis. The film was completed in April 2015 with the support of the Greek Film Centre, in association with the Greek Ministry of Culture, and partly funded by a successful Kickstarter Campaign. The short film premiered nationally at the 2015 Athens International Film Festival and won CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the highly selective 2015 TiSFF festival in Thessaloniki. It's European premiere was at the prestigious and Oscar qualifying 'Zinebi' film festival (Bilbao, Spain) in early November 2015.
"Σπίτι Με Κήπο" / "House with a Garden" (short, 2015, 19 mins, Greece) - director/writer: Maritina Passari, funded by the NERIT (Greek National Television Channel)
A short film about the relationship between two siblings. A violent emotional journey from childhood to adolescent ferocity.
"House with a Garden" stars Markos Papadokostadakis along with young actress Elaine Kouri, Theodora Tzimou, and Nikos Georgakis. The film's production was completed in early April 2015, and was supported by the Greek National Television Channel (ERT). The film was shot by veteran cinematographer Alekos Yiannaros. The film premiered at the Athens International Film Festival, The Cyprus International Film Festival and won "Best Short Film" in late October 2015 at the Bridges International Film Festival by CineArt & Cultural Intl Festivals and competed in January 2016 at the Artfools Larissa Film Festival in Greece.
"Η Ζωή Ενός Νεκρού" / "The Life of a Dead Man" (short, 2016, 15 mins, Greece) - director/writer: Orfeas Peretzis, developed and funded by the Athens Film Lab.
The personal belongings of the deceased priest Moses reveal the things we never talk about in our lives.
"The Life of a Dead Man" won the pitching award for funding at the 2015 Athens Film Lab, supported by the AIFF, European Media Desk Funding and the Municipality of Athens. The film introduces young actor Apostolos Kolokythas, and shot by award winning DoP Olympia Mytilinaiou ("Strella", "Miss Violence"). The film was screened on December 2015 with subtitles for the hard of hearing and the deaf, a first for Greek Short Films.