NICOSIA: Cypriot writer/director Simon Farmakas is in the final stages of postproduction with his debut feature, the dramedy Sunrise in Kimmeria.
The story is set around the crash landing of a strange object in a potato field inside a sensitive, UN controlled buffer zone. A young farmer unwisely digs it out in exchange for a reduction on his father’s debt.
Simon Farmakas wrote the screenplay. The cast includes: Athos Antoniou, Kika Georgiou, Antonis Katsaris, Andreas Melekkis, Tim Ahern, Peter Brooke, Kieron Jecchinis, Androula Irakleous, Pambos Charalambous, Christopher Greko and Yiannis Kokkinos.
Simon Farmakas is producing together with is brothers Stefanos and Antonis through FotoCine Studios Ltd. with a budget of 750,000 EUR. Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus is supporting. “The film’s production company itself carries a nice little narrative as it makes a delayed comeback into feature film production. Its first and only picture, Money, the scoundrel, was produced in Cyprus in 1969. FotoCine Studios has since been a pioneer in television commercials and short films,” Farmakas told FNE.
Sunrise in Kimmeria was shot in Cyprus, Luxembourg and Germany. Actual filming took place over a period of three months. The film is set to be released in early spring 2016.
Credits:Director: Simon FarmakasScriptwriter: Simon FarmakasDoP: Vladimir SuboticProduction Designer: Lisa TsouloupaCast: Athos Antoniou, Kika Georgiou, Antonis Katsaris, Andreas Melekis, Tim Ahern, Peter Brooke, Kieron Jecchinis, Androulla Irakleous, Pambos Charalambous, Christopher Greco, Yiannis Kokkinos