View Full Version : Just wanted to say Hi

11-04-2005, 04:13 AM

my name is John, I am from Athens, Greece and after going through almost every post in this forum for the last month I decided to say 'hi'.

I am 25 years old and 6 months ago I had the stupidest of ideas...hehe....make a short film for a festival held in Athens. I convinced my best friend to join me in this effort and we made our first short of 15' with one of the lamest cameras ever...a miniDV Canon MV...something (I had it from my previous work). So after our first short...we did a 2nd and since mid-September...we have started working on our first feature film.

Yes I know how this sounds...its ABSURD! Neither of us worked in film or tv or theater before. Actually we re IT MSc graduates...and work in fields that have nothing to do with filmmaking (well I am a dv sales specialist for a big greek company) but still...if you asked me 3 months ago what POV is I would say 'a disease?'.

And dont let me be misunderstood...I am a HUGE MOVIE GEEK but filmmaking was something that never crossed my mind since we grow up to be 'scientists of some sort' and not penniless artists....-sigh-.....

So anyway...we re finishing our script this's an action movie....walking in the footsteps of 24....(yes we re 24 devotees) and for greek movies...even the totally nobudget indie kind...a script of that sort has never seen the light of day (and I m not talking about cars exploding or helicopters crashing)...if you d see what kind of crap Greek Cinema is selling nowadays you d be s like Greeks dont care about nothing else than sex and relationships....-sigh-

So enough talking...just wanted to say hi....I totally DIG ALL YOU CRAZY FILMMAKERS who start from scratch on your own and you guys are the encyclopedia in my head...I learn from you guys and thanks a lot

PS. I am a proud owner of a DVX100A (3 weeks old is my baby)

PS2. stay tuned for our company's

PS3. I apologize for posting this in the wrong place (I think)..but beware..I'll be coming back on this thread with questions ;-)

11-04-2005, 04:14 AM

11-04-2005, 06:49 AM
Welcome! So Greek cinema is all about sex, eh...?

11-04-2005, 08:57 AM
I guess I should check out some greek movies...

Welcome...we're ready for your questions, fire away!

Boz Uriel
11-04-2005, 11:57 AM
Welcome to indietalk John, hope you enjoy your stay. :)

11-04-2005, 01:02 PM
I had the stupidest of ideas...hehe....make a short film

I think you'll find a lot of people with similarly stupid ideas, here at IndieTalk

Going to post your film in the Screening Room?


11-04-2005, 03:04 PM
Welcome aboard, John.

11-04-2005, 03:54 PM
Zensteve I know that if it weren't for stupid ideas like this then we 'd never experience motion pictures ;-)

As for the screening room, well....we've just bought a domain to host our company's website so once our films are uploaded there, I'll put on a link .... weird feeling though....sharing your films......:D

11-04-2005, 04:07 PM
Welcome aboard, John!