Maria was born in Athens, Greece, and is based in Toronto, Canada with her three children. She is proud of her Greek heritage and infuses her works with sensibilities and traditions of the Mediterranean. She has won multiple international awards for her work as a filmmaker and journalist, and is a veteran host of numerous live TV talk shows. She won the inaugural international Mass Media award from the Greek General Secretariat of Information – Communication (formerly the Ministry of Press & Mass Media). She studied theatre and has Sociology and Social Work degrees from York University. Maria founded Ariadne's Red Chair with the intention of creating motion pictures and documentaries that are international production partnerships between Europe, North America and Latin America, and which showcase the cultures and traditions of those places. Red Door and Lemon Tree is is her first screenplay for this new company and will be dedicated to her beloved husband Peter Diplaros, who passed away of Cancer May 9, 2019.
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George is a director, producer, celebrity interviewer, writer and TV host; but more than that: he is a storyteller. His previous film, ‘The Story of Furious Pete’, premiered at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival to sold-out screenings and great acclaim. It was named ‘one of the top five films to watch’ and has screened at many festivals and networks worldwide. George’s latest documentary follows comedian Angelo Tsarouchas over several years as he eventually travels to Greece where he performs for the first time ever. ‘Back to Sparta’ tells a universal story and reminds us that in order to truly know who you are you have to first know where you come from. Back to Sparta received the prestigious Odysseus Award in Athens Greece after premiering at the London Greek Film Festival. Watch a teaser for Back to Sparta. While shooting the Back to Sparta documentary, Angelo’s stand up show was captured on film for the comedy special ‘A Night in Athens’ which was an audience favourite when it recently had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival.George has over 20 years of experience in the broadcasting industry and is the founder of THAT GUY media group
Back to Sparta (2015)
A Night in Athens (2015)
The Story of Furious Pete (2010)
The Hospitality Guide (2008-2009)
Postcards from the Rez (2007)
Miles from Home: A Road Story (2006)
Nite Life (1996-2004)
Stevan is an accomplished Producer, Director, Writer and Musician, living and working in Toronto, Canada. His passion for film and unique story-telling took root at the University of Toronto film studies program and he has been working non stop in various fields throughout the entertainment world. Stevan has directed two live comedy shows for Trixx, one of the hottest comedians on the Canadian scene. Both "Face Value" and "Iceman" have been distributed across Canada and are currently available on Amazon and iTunes. He has written several screenplays, and has had one of his scripts produced as a musical, showcasing all original music written by Stevan. He has worked with a long list of celebrities in the fashion world, including Heidi Klum, Oscar DeLaRenta & Anna Sui. Stevan has directed commercials for television and numerous music videos, and he has written and released two musical albums with his group, "The Yeehaa Cowboys." He has played with many accomplished musicians and charted with his songs across Canada. Stevan is most passionate about his one true love, and that is the guitar. Red Door and Lemon Tree is the next project for Stevan as a Producer and it will be an incredible journey, filled with beauty, music, and an incredible story.
MARO is an accomplished composer and heir to the legacy of her family name, as the niece of acclaimed composer Mikis Theodorakis. She was born and brought up in Athens, top graduate of the National Conservatory and is also a music teacher. She won Best Film Score at the Cyprus Film Festival for her work in the 2008 film Sapphoand has composed numerous other musical scores and songs for film and television.