Marni Films is a young independent company, based in Athens, that produces shorts, features and creative docs by filmmakers at their first steps. Our goal is to keep greek cinema’s new wave alive by supporting young artists and delivering innovative productions for tv, cinema and internet platforms.
THEODORA VALENTIS – PRODUCER
Theodora grew up watching her father, Nikos Nikolaidis, directing various films, either at their home or in peculiar locations. Her education supported this upbringing further, with a Mass Media degree at Westminster University in London, and Master’s degree in Communication Studies at University of Leeds. Being her father’s assistant, Theodora was involved in the production of numerous TV advertisements while her experiences included art direction in various short and feature films. She also worked in Greek TV Channel ‘Mega Channel’, in the department of Greek programming, where her duties included reading and assessing scripts, in order to put them in production. In 2011 she founded Marni Films.
PHAEDRA VOKALI – PRODUCER
After graduating from the Marketing and Communication Department of the Athens University of Economic and Business, in 2005, she worked in distribution where she had the opportunity to attend international markets as a buyer and also organize the press office. In 2006 she started her collaboration with the Athens International Film Festival that carries on until this day. She got her MA in Film Studies from the University College London as a scholar of the State Scholarships Foundation. She has since worked as head of programming of the Athens Film Festival, while later she became editor in chief of CINEMA Magazine, the only film magazine in Greece. She currently works as a producer in Marni Films while she has recently become a member of the EAVE Producers Network.
MINA DREKI – PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR
Mina was born in Halkida and entered the field of production in 2002, as an writer’s assistant. Having studied Communications and Linguistics in London, she worked in various position in TV and film production companies while translating, sub-titling and writing for magazines. After the “non-stop” experiences with foreign productions in Greece, such as Mamma Mia!, in co-ordinating and administrating positions, she carried on working with Greek productions companies. Now she manages and co-ordinates different projects, including films, events, researches.