EAVE project SIREN’S CALL is entering post-production

In Post-Production July 2017

In Post-Production 

  • HER JOB by Nikos Labôt, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki has entered post-production. The screenplay, written by the director and Katerina Klitsioti, follows 37-year-old Panagiota, who lives with her husband Kostas and their two children in a petit bourgeois Athenian neighbourhood. Kostas has been unemployed since the financial recession hit the family. The pressure created by this event extends to the couple’s relationship and affects their children’s behaviour, too. Confronting the problems in her previously comfortably off household, Panagiota, whose only task was to take care of everyone, now needs to get a job for the first time in her life. There, the heroine will face ruthless exploitation and will be forced to find a new identity. The project took part in the first edition of the First Films First (FFF) training programme and the When East Meets West Co-production Forum in 2016. HER JOB is a Greek-French-Serbian co-production by Maria Drandaki (Homemade Films), Julie Paratian (Sister Productions) and Milan Stojanović (Sense Production). The film is supported by the Greek Film Centre, ERT SA, the CNC, the Film Center Serbia and Cineventure. It was developed with the support of the SEE Cinema Network, and the world sales have been secured by French company Jour2Fête.

  • EAVE project SIREN’S CALL by Ramin Matin, producer: EAVE graduate Emine Giyotin, co-producer: EAVE graduate Magdalena İlieva has finished shooting. The black comedy is set in the New Istanbul, a city that has become a ticking time bomb conquered by chaos, engulfed by its own concrete jungle and a mob of 15 million people. Weary 9-to-5er Tahsin has had it, he’s getting out of this joint and he’s decided to take off to the picturesque Mediterranean coast. He packs his essentials, hits the road. But what begins as a hopeful journey transforms into an absurd and comical urban nightmare in this mega-city. The film has received production funds from both the Turkish Ministry of Culture and the National Bulgarian Film center.




  • THE PRIZE (aka DARA JU) by Anthony Onah, producer: EAVE graduate Kishori Rajan has been sold to Samuel Goldwyn Films. Seyi, a 24-year-old Nigerian-American, works on Wall Street. Desperate to succeed because of his outsider status—due to class and race—he commits a crime, insider trading, which brings his entire world crashing down on him. Seyi’s troubled circumstances force him finally to confront his tumultuous relationship with his ailing father, his romantic relationship with his privileged white girlfriend, and his racial and immigrant backgrounds—with nothing less at stake for him than his soul. The film was selected for the Narrative Feature Competition at SXSW and is coming to audiences this fall.

Page published 20 July 2017. Updated 21 July 2017.

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