Konstantinos Vassilaros / StudioBauhaus

FOCUS 2020 / Greece

Konstantinos Vassilaros

Producer : StudioBauhaus

Konstantinos Vassilaros (b. 1985) recently completed Vardis Marinakis’ Zizotek, and secured its world premiere at Karlovy Vary’s East of West Competition. Currently in post for Holy Emy (CINELINK 2017 winner) by Araceli Lemos, in co-production with France & US. In financing for Orfeas Peretzis’ debut Riviera developed through Midpoint, presented at Crossroads, and already secured support from the franco-grecque fund with co-producer Alexandre Gavras. In development for Elina Psykou’s 3rd film Patrimonial Fears & Other Symptoms, presented at Berlinale’s Co-Pro Market, together with Homemade Films, and Thomas Künstler’s stop-motion animation debut Màrkos. He studied Film Production at NYFA (US), UCA (UK), Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship (Goldsmiths). He started off working for Andrea Calderwood’s Slate Films, Breakthru Films, and then moved on as Video Producer for CNBC’s World Business & for Agence France-Presse before returning to Greece. He is an EAVE & Ties That Bind Alumni.

StudioBauhaus

StudioBauhaus was established in 2014 with a goal to produce emotional, human behavior-oriented films, and audiovisual work with a rope into architecture, and art. Films at its heart, and commercial work to endure. Our editorial line organically grew into working with talent we genuinely like – both debut and established directors – through strong existential narratives, fully rounded characters, with a taste for magical realism and the supernatural. Key activities are feature art-house films aimed for the international market, shorts as a mean to develop relations, talent, and profile of directors, and gradually delving in animation production following the rewarding cooperation with the producers for the Oscar nominated animation Loving Vincent. Secondary activity includes artistic commercial work for galleries, cultural institutions, & tourism industry.

PROJECTS

Riviera

Feature film / Directed by Orfeas Peretzis / Financing / StudioBauhaus (Greece), KG Production (Greece) / Budget: 792 000 € / Financing in place: 109 500 €

A glamorous Athenian Riviera spot booming from its wealthy regulars is suddenly shaken by a shocking water ski accident. For Alkistis, now 17, not a single day has passed without worshiping her dad. The water-skier was her father. Apart from his ski legacy and trophies, Alkistis and her widowed mother Anna were left with the family hostel they have to look after. When Anna sells the villa everyone starts abandoning it. Alkistis tries hard to squeeze all her love for her father in boxes and convince Anna not to sell the villa. Alkistis spends one last night in the Athens Riviera. Despite the palm trees now dead, notwithstanding having a home, now that the end has come, she has nothing to lose.

Patrimonial Fears & Other Symptoms

Feature film / Directed by Elina Psykou / Development / StudioBauhaus (Greece), Neda Film (Greece), Achtung Panda! (Germany) / Budget 1 170 000 € / Financing in place: 32 500 €

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’ father. Lakis is Konstantinos’ father. They are chubby and afraid. Will their fears vanish along with Copperfield’s latest magic trick – making the Acropolis disappear?

Màrkos

Animation feature film /  Directed by Thomas Künstler / Development / StudioBauhaus (Greece) / Budget: 2 000 000 €/ Financing in place: 17 500 €

Port of Piraeus. Athens. 1920’s. Márkos, a young migrant from Syros Island, who works at the municipal slaughterhouse, lives in a poor house with his numerous family members. He is in love with Eléni, a beautiful woman of the same age. At the same time, Márkos is steeped into the new musical sounds brought in by refugees from Asia Minor – rebétiko – and the clandestine world it represents, taking the path of becoming the famous Márkos Vamvakáris, the patriarch of rebétiko.