Maria Drandaki / Homemade Films

FOCUS 2020 / Greece

Maria Drandaki

Producer : Homemade Films

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 and were distributed in movie theaters, tv-channels and platforms around the world.  She is a member of the EAVE and ACE producers’ networks.

Homemade Films

Homemade Films’ credits include internationally acclaimed feature films by Syllas Tzoumerkas Homeland (Venice IFF 2010), A Blast (Locarno IFF 2014) & The Miracle Of The Sargasso Sea (Berlinale 2019) and Yorgos Zois Interruption (Venice IFF 2015),  multi-awarded short films Limbo (Cannes 2016) and Electric Swan (Venice IFF 2019)  by Konstantina Kotzamani, as well as A Drowning Man by Mahdi Fleifel (Cannes 2017), and debut feature film Her Job (Toronto IFF 2018) by Nikos Labôt.

PROJECTS

Future Tenses

Feature film / Directed by Christos Karakepelis / Financing / Homemade Films (Greece), Sister Productions (France) / Budget: 409 000 € / Financing in place: 116 000 €

The sad systematization of Europe that causes asphyxiation and prophesizes poverty. The spectacular future vision of China that indoctrinates crowds of people in the dream and epically surges into the world. Two completely foreign languages compete within one port, whose workers are both their witnesses and prey: in Piraeus. And from there, a journey begins: in their lives, on earth, and in the lives of small, everyday people like them.

Faraway

Feature film /  Directed by Yorgos Zois / Financing / Homemade Films (Greece), Red Carpet (Bulgaria), Xova Films (Czech Republic) / Budget: 900 000 €/ Financing in place: 270 000 €

A struggling couple embarking on a banal summer holiday switches partners with a female acquaintance and a male stranger. Two parallel love stories emerge in a dream house by the sea that appears to be haunted.

Animal

Feature film / Directed by Sofia Exarhou / Development / Homemade Films (Greece) / Budget: 994 000 € / Financing in place: 20 000 €

A group of animateurs performs every night on the stage of Hotel Mirage, on the coast of a Greek island. As summer intensifies, the fiesta becomes fiercer, more daring. The nights turn violent, and the pop trance of flamboyance gives way to the rough void of yet another drunken extravaganza. A wild summer story is revealed in the darkness. But when the spotlights are on again, their show must go on.