Within every problem lies an opportunity. When the crisis hit Cyprus last June, cinema funding was the first thing to go and local filmmakers had to become creatively resourceful in order to keep working.
Director/Producer Stelana Kliris designed a film that could be made on a shoestring budget without losing its substance. With a crowdfunding campaign, the support of the Hellenic Diaspora and an angel investor, the film was funded and shot over the summer. It is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
The film, entitled Committed, is a road trip movie set in Cyprus about a chance meeting between a man being pressured to propose to his girlfriend and a runaway bride. It is an English-language romantic comedy about love, marriage and commitment.
The film was shot entirely in Cyprus across 25 locations in a record 17 days. It stars Melia Kreiling (The Borgias, The Bible, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Orestes Sophocleous.
Committed is a co-production between the Pouroulis Foundation, AMP Filmworks and Stelana Kliris, in association with Fullmoon Productions, AB Seahorse Film Productions and Hellenic TV.