An adopted daughter traverses America asking her eleven siblings who will inherit responsibility to care for the aging, special needs and mentally ill family members.
• A documentary film by Liz Sargent
• Produced by Liz Sargent & Minos Papas
• Currently in production
All rights available.
• Short Film
• Currently in post production
• Based on the play by Don Nigro.
Written and Directed by Minos Papas. Produced by Michael Day, Minos Papas, Liz Sargent. Starring Aristotle Stamat, Giuseppe Bausilio and Hakan Tolga Polat.
• Short Film (Drama / War)
• Currently in the festival circuit
“TANGO ON THE BALCONY” is a narrative short film about Johnny, an Iraq war veteran who wrestles with post traumatic stress and the transition to civilian life. Johnny is tormented by an incessant hyper vigilance and insomnia, and the lingering questions of his past actions in combat.
All rights available.
WINNER: Best Director, International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2016
WINNER: Best short film (Foreign) Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase 2016
WINNER: Best short film (Drama) Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase 2016
Official Selection: G.I. Film Festival, May 2016
Official Selection: Soho International Film Festival, June 2016
Official Selection: Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase, July 2016
Official Selection: International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2016
Participated in the 2016 Cannes Short Film Corner
The film is partnered with ten veterans support organizations with over 2 million members combined. Electronic Press Kit available upon request.
Written and Directed by Catherine Fordham. Produced by Catherine Fordham and Erin Nelson. Starring Monica West with Parker Madison.
• Short Film (drama / thriller)
Consommé is a short film about a woman’s visceral experience of the Brooklyn streets one cold night in early Spring. Bombarded with constant threats and consumed with growing anger, her fiercest self takes over to fight for her life when she's attacked.
All rights available.
Official Selection: Annapolis Film Festival 2016
Official Selection: Winter Film Awards 2016
"Ending with your film, every audience member is going to want to go out and conquer the world in the name of women.” -- Juliet Burch, Programming Director, Annapolis Film Festival
"I liked the editing." --Werner Herzog
Available on SHUDDER
Produced and directed by Minos Papas. Written and Executive Produced by Nicolas D. Sampson. Starring Matt Hopkins, Daniela Mastropietro, Nando Del Castillo, Flint Beverage, Demosthenes Chrysan, JP Serret, Vanessa Kai.
A traumatized writer moves to upstate New York with his family, but when hostile townspeople invade his privacy and a cunning shaman manipulates him, his life spirals out of control.
Winner - Best Thriller, Manhattan Film Festival 2015.
Winner - Best Thriller, Mexico International Film Festival 2015.
Official Selection - Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival, 2016.
Official Selection - Hudson Valley International Film Festival, 2016.
Distributed by Random Media / The Orchard.
• Short Film (Documentary)
"A Short Film About Guns" examines the illegal arms trade and how it functions across the globe. Featuring four experts on arms trafficking who recount their varying first hand experiences with the black market trade in areas of conflict and how the illegal flow of weapons facilitates loss of life and devastation. As the first Arms Trade Treaty is currently being negotiated at the United Nations, the four experts call on all governments to get a deal made and agree on a legally-binding arms treaty.
· Kathi Lynn Austin, arms trafficking investigator, director of Conflict Awareness Project.
· Ishmael Beah, former Sierra Leonean child soldier, author of "A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a Boy Soldier".
· Paul Conroy, Sunday Times war photographer, recently injured while working in Syria.
· Stuart Franklin Platt, Rear Admiral US Navy (ret.), author of "Letters From the Front Line"
WINNER - Best Online Short Film, Tribeca Films Festival 2013.
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Director's Guild of Cyprus 2014.
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Northside Film Festival, Brooklyn Arts Council 2013.
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Take One Action Film Festival, Edinburgh 2013.
Produced and Directed by Minos Papas. Written by Nicolas D. Sampson. Starring Mark Byrne, Theodore Bouloukos, Clyde Baldo, Nando Del Castillo.
• Short Film (political satire)
A bunch of world leaders, presidents and prime ministers, has gathered in an underground boiler room to drink vodka, beer, snort coke and discuss how to stop arguing and exercise reasonable politics. As opinions clash the situation soon gets out of hand..!
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality, Jakarta 2012.
OFFICIAL SELECTION - NY Shorts 2012.
All rights available.
Written, directed and produced by Minos Papas. Starring Tjasa Ferme, Joyce Miller, Miguel Coias and Ed Bergtold.
• Short Film (drama / romance)
This is a short, no-budget film, conceived and created in 3 days, with a cast and crew of volunteers. Shot on the Red One (M-X) with the Red 17-50mm lens and available light.
Inspired by the legend of the hetaeres of Paphos in Ancient Cyprus (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hetaera).
Watch for free on Vimeo.
Written, produced and Directed by Minos Papas. Starring Nando Del Castillo, Stella Velon, Ariel Blue Sky, Doug Barron.
• Drama / Romance / Magical Realism
A photographer catches a glimpse of another dimension with his lens. His sense of reality shaken, obsessed and haunted, he embarks on a journey to discover the supernatural source of his visions.
A romantic, metaphysical odyssey through the dark underbelly of New York City.
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"Expressionistic and eerie! Referencing 'Blow Up' and 'After Hours,' it's a late night descent into post-industrial hell."
-- Andrew Schenker, VILLAGE VOICE
"Mystical, off-the-wall and trippy!."
-- Ronnie Scheib, VARIETY
"(A film of) haunting figments. Director Minos Papas channels both David Lynch and Dante's Inferno."
-- TIME OUT NY
"Intermittently beautiful! Inspired by Dante's Inferno and Greek mythology, SHUTTERBUG invites us on a photographic odyssey through nighttime Manhattan."
-- Jeanette Catsoulis, NEW YORK TIMES
"A lovely arthouse film in the grand old tradition. CLASSY!"
-- FILMS IN REVIEW
[Shutterbug] “does not look or sound like a typical Indie film. The film looks like it was shot with a much larger budget... [The filmmakers captured] obscurity, intrigue and an underbelly world with the dark, and constructed a dreamlike sense of hope with lights and colors.”
-- Sanela Djokovic, Film Monthly.
“Papas creates a haunted netherworld of lost souls... thoroughly disorienting and at times harrowing, quite impressively lit, shot and cut by Papas and his crew.”
--Joe Bendel, jbspins.blogspot.com
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WINNER: Award of Merit, LA Indie Fest, 2009
WINNER: Aloha Accolade, Honolulu International Film Festival, 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 3rd NYC Greek Film Festival, 2009
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Trinidad & Tobago EU Film Festival, 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION: NY Publi Library Non-Print Film Series, 2012
Shutterbug was released theatrically in the US (New York and LA) and in Cyprus.
Written, directed and produced by Minos Papas. Starring Nando Del Castillo, Kathryn Burke and Frank Cadillac.
• Short Film (drama / magical realism)
As a student arrives in NYC for the first time, a poet prepares to leave the city forever.
WINNER - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Dusty Film Festival 2004.
OFFICIAL SELECTION to multiple festivals in the US, UK, Germany, Cyprus, Greece.