marios piperides

Variety: “Cyprus Joins the Battle for Foreign Filmmakers”

“Cyprus offers a cash rebate or tax credit of up to 35% on qualifying local spending for feature films, TV series, animation, documentaries and other projects that promote Cyprus and its culture, provided they meet certain financial criteria and pass a cultural test."

Coming this February: Przemycic Hendrixa (Smuggling Hendrix) on HBO and Cinemax in Poland

Coming this February: Przemycic Hendrixa (Smuggling Hendrix) on HBO and Cinemax in Poland!

You can now watch Smuggling Hendrix, up in the air on all Inflight Entertainment of Emirates

You can now watch Smuggling Hendrix, up in the air on all Inflight Entertainment of Emirates

Honorable Mention for Smuggling Hendrix at the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival!

Honorable Mention for Smuggling Hendrix at the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival!

“This droll comedy captures the absurdity and tragedy of a complicated political situation”  

Connecting Cottbus 2018: Patchwork

COTTBUS: Cyprus makes a rare appearance at the 20th edition of Connecting Cottbus, taking place 8-9 November 2018, with producer Janine Teerling of AMP Filmworks and director Petros Charalambous pitching the project Patchwork.

The film’s story, set in the patriarchal Balkan society, is the drama of a young mother troubled by her ambiguous feelings about motherhood and the broken relationship with her own mother.

The 800,000 EUR production has 484,000 EUR in place, coming from the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture for production, and development funding from the SEE Cinema Network. The film has a Greek coproducer attached, Boo Productions, and is awaiting funding results from the Greek fund and TV. The producers are seeking a third coproducer, possibly from the Balkans.

The film, which will be the director’s second feature, is scheduled to go into production in the second half of 2019.

Production information:

Producer: AMP Filmworks (Cyprus)

Coproducer: Boo Productions (Greece)

Credits: Director: Petros Charalambous Writer: Janine Teerling Producers: Janine Teerling, Marios Piperides

Italy, Repubblica Interview - Smuggling Hendrix

Un cane nella Cipro divisa fra greci e turchi: con 'Torna a casa Jimi' la commedia si fa politica

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Marios Piperides and Janine Teerling - Smuggling Hendrix

“Smuggling Hendrix” delivers a dark comedy about the borders and occupation in the island of Cyprus, through the journey of a man and his dog. Part of Cyprus has been occupied by Turkish forces since 1974 and this divided island is the origin of ethnical and political issues.