WILLA, Astrakan Movie and Chilly Iron Photos are set to hitch Argonauts Productions to supply “The Boy With the Mild Blue Eyes,” a coming-of-age queer Greek tragedy.
Written by Thanasis Neofotistos and Grigoris Skarakis, and to be directed by Neofotistos as his debut characteristic, “The Boy With the Mild Blue Eyes” follows teenager Peter as he navigates the suffocating confines of his superstitious and conventional Greek village neighborhood.
Peter is born with mild blue eyes in a village that considers them a menace, however solely his mom is aware of. She decides to cowl their shade with a masks always, claiming a threatening eye situation. On this blissful ignorance, Peter and his greatest good friend Aemon embark on an journey via which Peter learns the painful reality about his eyes and the lies he has been advised.
The challenge participated in Cannes Focus CoPro, and the script has been developed via the Mediterranean Movie Institute, Sarajevo Script Station and Goethe Institute’s First Movies First.
The movie has been supported by MEDIA Artistic Europe, Greek Movie Centre and Greek nationwide broadcaster ERT. It’s a co-production between Greece (Argonauts Productions, Atalante Productions), Cyprus (Yannis Economides Movies), North Macedonia (Sektor Movies), Croatia (Studio Corvus), Serbia (Sense Manufacturing) and Romania (Luna Movie).
The movie is ready to enter manufacturing in Arcadia, Greece in February 2024.
Ioanna Bolomyti of Atalante Productions and Panos Papahadzis of Argonauts Productions are producing “The Boy With the Mild Blue Eyes.”
Bolomyti produced Neofotistos’ newest brief movie “Airhostess-737,” which was just lately acquired by the New Yorker. The Oscar certified brief movie screened at Sundance, Locarno, Toronto and Clermont-Ferrand. Bolomyti additionally produced Neofotistos’ brief movie “Patision Avenue,” which went to Venice and Clermont-Ferrand. Bolomyti’s credit as a producer embrace “Behind the Haystacks” (Greek entry to the 2024 Academy Awards) and “The Summer time With Carmen” (Venice, AFI Fest).
Papahadzis has produced greater than 60 characteristic movies and TV collection, together with amongst others “Crimes of the Future” (Cannes), starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart, “Stratos” (Berlinale) and “Behind the Haystacks.”
Elizabeth Woodward is becoming a member of the challenge as a producer for WILLA. Latest credit embrace SXSW Particular Jury Award profitable “One other Physique,” Venice’s “You Resemble Me” and Tribeca’s “On the Divide.”
For Astrakan Movie, Lauren Mann is becoming a member of the challenge as a producer and William Olsson is becoming a member of as govt producer. Astrakan’s current credit embrace Paul Schrader’s “The Card Counter” (Venice), starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish and Willem Defoe, “Joyland,” which was Academy Award shortlisted, and was the Cannes Movie Pageant Grand Jury Prize Winner and an Unbiased Spirit Award Winner, and Oscar Award winners Daniels’ characteristic directing debut “Swiss Military Man,” which gained one of the best director award at Sundance and was acquired by A24.
For Chilly Iron Photos, Miranda Bailey is becoming a member of the challenge as a producer and Jason Beck is becoming a member of as an govt producer. Chilly Iron Photos’ credit embrace “Swiss Military Man,” Marielle Heller’s “The Diary of a Teenage Woman,” starring Kristen Wiig, in addition to Noah Baumbach’s Oscar nominated “The Squid and the Whale” and the Gotham Award profitable movie “The Unknown Nation,” starring Lily Gladstone.
Bolomyti stated: “I’m delighted to carry ‘The Boy With the Mild-Blue Eyes’ to life, a challenge I maintain near my coronary heart. Working with the extremely gifted artist Thanasis, whom I each admire artistically and take into account a pricey good friend, is an absolute pleasure. It’s an honor to collaborate with so many devoted producers and pals from everywhere in the world on this journey. We’re desperate to share this inspiring story with audiences globally.”
Woodward stated: “Thanasis Neofotistos is a rare director and author, with a novel and singular voice. I consider that ‘The Boy With the Mild Blue Eyes’ is a poignant coming-of-age story that may resonate deeply with audiences all over the world. I’m excited to contribute to a movie that delves into questions of id, reality and the human expertise with such creative integrity.”
Bailey stated: “Lauren Mann and I’ve been on the lookout for a challenge to work collectively on ever since we wrapped ‘Swiss Military Man.’ ‘The Boy With the Mild Blue Eyes’ was the proper match for each our sensibilities. To not point out I used to be an enormous fan of Thanasis Neofotistos’ brief movies after I was a jury member for Aspen Shorts. I’ve all confidence this movie will likely be a novel magical reward to audiences.”
Mann and Olsson stated: “We’re thrilled to assist carry Thanasis Neofotistos’ narrative characteristic movie debut into the world and reunite with our ‘Swiss Military Man’ companions Chilly Iron Movies.”