Feature Film 119 min – UK/Greek Production 2012
International competition program Feature Film/ Debut
The purpose of the film was to promote a positive side to Greece through its recent crisis, by honoring its beautiful culture, history and landscapes. The movie shares incredible visuals of the island of Skiathos, as well as areas of England. The film was also made by young filmmakers on a small budget, with the average age of 24.
The Telemachy is a journey of self-discovery inspired by Homer’s Odyssey. It follows Telemachus (Patrick Fryer) an Anglo-Greek boy who runs away from home in order to find his true father Ilias (Constantine Markoulakis) on the Greek island of Skiathos. Throughout the film we encounter characters with overlaying themes that remind us that everyone has a story to tell. Also featuring Andrew Paul, Harvey Virdi and Lysette Antony.
Camera: Red one Mysterium-X
Sound:5.1 Theatrical Surround.
Shot entirely on Red camera
Written & directed by Alexander Nally
Produced by Dimitra Gyftopoulou
DOP: Gabriel Loukeris
Official Selection of 53rd Thessaloniki Film Festival 2012
Nominated (Audience Award- 53rd TIFF)
Official Selection 10th Festival de Cine, Barcelona 2013
I am a young independent filmmaker who runs a small company “Matchbox Productions” set up as a platform to help new filmmakers. Aged 23, I produced my first feature film called “The Telemachy” which was inspired by Homer’s Odyssey. Before moving into film I studied classical history at university, this inspired my idea for the script.