I love—and I mean it—love family movies; family movies are all I live for in my cinema life, to be honest. Did Markou forget to tell us Harry's wife shacked up with Spiros? Watching the family re-connect with each other and their past is not just pleasant, but also well presented. Together, they investigate paranormal cases which takes them all the way to alien conspiracies within the U. Since I don't live in a city where any of these screenings were, Marcus sent me a screener copy of the film. Harry has put a huge amount of borrowed money into this deal.
This film is a film of our times. This point was a from. It was shown at several film festivals across the world, including the annual Festival of British Cinema in , France, the , the and the , where it received the Michael Cacoyannis Audience Award. Few other filmmakers would be so open and so brave. The plot line was absurd with reputable actors struggling to deliver awful dialogue, failing to make it convincing.
Even the Hollywood studios fail. It's a story everyone should see. The premise is good but that's about all I can say that is in anyway positive. It was a commercial loan that I envisaged I would pay back quickly because I believed I was making a £3m movie for £1m so even if I sold the movie for £1. With a movie, if you have a universal story that has a long shelf life, you can be collecting payments for 20 or 30 years.
Spiros is larger-than-life and a complete contrast to his bland brother Harry. Via , Marcus struck a deal with cinemas which placed the film in 13 screens for a week. In a short space of time we undergo a journey of emotions, hopes, aspirations and sadness that is a part in an immigrant's life. It is rare for independent filmmakers to be so candid with the facts and figures especially as it was his own money. Because of their terrible quality we invested in a good projector and borrowed that to the biggest cinema playing our film. As an aspiring filmmaker, I thought this would be an interesting feed to follow.
I wish more people would know how the financial scenario of a very successful indiefilm is looking like. Disclaimer: This site does not store any files on its server. Ed Stoppard was campy and funny. In France broadcasters there must license every French film that plays in French cinemas. I repeat, this is not a comedy. The themes of ethnicity, immigration and assimilation are explored as are those of being middle-class and working-class. Whilst we can rush to assume him as a snob, the truth is that he isn't; the issue he has is not so much encountering his brother and the old life, but the fact that as far as he was concerned all this was left behind him and simply moved on to a different place.
After a financial market collapse, self-made millionaire Harry loses everything he has apart from an abandoned fish and chip shop half-owned by his estranged brother. Either it's illegal or, more likely, it took three years to get this film on the screens, which tells you a great deal. The script is well written, offering many scenes where Dillane and Corraface can express their talent. It was so random: one moment, his brother is in a mid-coma, and the next his brother dies? It was at least a good try and a great opportunity for another ethnicity to get a movie that seemed true to their culture and their roots. It encourages, soothes and reevaluates notions that have taken us a while to revisit — I wonder why, as they never made us happy in the first place.
With no alternative, Harry and his family are forced to abandon their old lifestyle and try to bring the old family business back to life. It's pacing is unbelievably slow and laboured. While we dislike the miserable Harry, Spiros we love. But, there was no middle to this story. This film is set in London, a melting-pot of immigrants. Money in films, like real estate, is made when you buy. Nether thought of this before.
Doing so would have cut his capital outlay to maybe 30% of the budget. It's a conventional movie about change of fortune, and joy in small things. Clauses such as this are fairly standard and explains why. Nothing ever felt awkward or forced. So much for the plot, but this film is not about big business, it's about people, and what people! I started following Marcus Markou on Twitter when he was getting ready to film Papadopoulos and Sons and was going to be tweeting about it along the way.
Where are the food factories? Had he done his business financial homework on the front end the result vwould have been different. Thanks to Marcus and you! Harry is unhappy because after losing his heap of winnings, he has to start again at his beginnings, and this he does, but he does not remain silent about it. All I can say is if you get the opportunity to see this film you should grab it. With income to date of £399,055, this means that the film is currently at a loss of around £460,000. I stuck with it in case it improved but sadly it just meandered painfully on and on and on. It's a conventional movie about change of fortune, and joy in small things.