SOMEBODY STUDIOS FILM SCHOOL / FILM STUDIO GREECE

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT OF OUR SEMINAR IN OCTOBER, 2017.  WE WILL BE OFFERING MORE COURSES IN 2018. WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE WITH MORE DETAILS ONCE WE HAVE THEM.

Somebody Studios is working closely with the Greek government and the EU and our architectural partners Gensler to build a state of the art film studio and international film school in Greece. Our goal is to expand the Greek film industry and attract productions from all over the world to Greece. In doing so we hope to help re-build the Greek economy and make Greece the hub of film production in Europe.

A large part of our plan is the development of infrastructure and to that end we ran the first of many training programs in October 2017 in Syros. We have now expanded our course program and will be offering seminars starting in 2018 on various subjects taught by filmmakers with many years of experience on some of the most successful independent and studio films ever made. Film courses will be on various aspects of film making for film makers of all levels. The courses will be available to international students and Greek students. Greek students will be able to apply to attend for free.

 

The initial course was offered free to Greek film students and film makers and non-film makers. A limited number of International students  attended but priority was given to Greek students.

“I like it when somebody gets excited about something.” 


J.D. SalingerThe Catcher in the Rye

For more information about investment in our film initiative in Greece and for a prospectus please email info@somebodystudios.com with "Greek Film Initiative" in the subject line.

LECTURERS

All of our lecturers are experienced working industry professionals many of whom have worked on Oscar winning films and have themselves been nominated for or won major awards including Emmys, Golden Globes, ASC awards and Academy Awards. Here is a partial list of our lecturers:

MICHAEL FERRIS, SOC - Camera Operator/ Cinematographer.

Michael has credits on some of the most successful independent and studio films of all times including Scarface, Die-Hard and John Cassavetes' A Woman Under The Influence, Confessions of A Chinese Bookie and Opening Night. Michael also specializes in underwater cinematography and shot the underwater sequences on several films including Never Say Never Again and X Men: First Class.

MICHAEL FERRIS, SOC 2011 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

STEVEN BERNSTEIN  ASC, DGA, WGA - Writer, Director, Cinematographer.

Steven is one of the very few film makers who has worked on award winning films as a writer, director and cinematographer. He has directed many Oscar and BAFTA winning and nominated actors including; Helen Hunt, John Malkovich and Samantha Morton in films he wrote. Steven's career as a cinematographer includes Oscar winning films like Monster, studio comedies like White Chicks and The Waterboy, highly acclaimed indies including Like Water For Chocolate and popular TV series like Magic City for which he received an ASC award nomination.

STEVEN BERNSTEIN ASC, DGA, WGA -WRITER, DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER

STEVEN BERNSTEIN LECTURES ON FILM MAKING AND LEADERSHIP

MOLLY MAGINNIS - Costume Designer

Molly is an award winning costume designer with credits on many films and TV series including As Good As It Gets, The Bucket List and Smash for which she won the prestigious CDG Award.

MARK WYNN - 3D Cinematography and Production/Post-Production Specialist.

Mark's company M7Virtual is one of the leading UK based creative 360 video capture and virtual reality production studios. Their clients include UNIT9StinkRSA FilmsMott Mcdonald & R/GA. 

M7 VIRTUAL 360 DEGREES ADVENTURE SHOWREEL

(Drag your cursor across the screen and the image will rotate left to right and up and down). 

MARTIN MEUNIER - Animator, ModelMaker, Puppeteer.

Martin is known for his work on films including Starship TroopersThe Life Aquatic and Coraline. He won an Academy Award for pioneering the use of rapid prototyping for character animation in stop-motion film production.

MARTIN MEUNIER, 2016 ACADEMY AWARD FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

GARY ROMOLO FIORELLI  DGA - Assistant Director

Gary's 25 year career in the film industry started as a production assistant on The Pelican Brief starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington. From there he worked his way up to Assistant Director on some of the most successful films and TV series of all time. His credits include Pirates Of The Caribbean and Sons of Anarchy.  

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, 

GARY ROMOLLO FIORELLI, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 

CHRIS GILL  ACE- Editor 

Chris is a multi award winning/nominated British editor who has over 80 credits on feature films and TV series including Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later, Sunshine and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  

28 DAYS LATER - CHRIS GILL , EDITOR

JONATHAN HOURIGAN - Screenwriting

Born in London, Jonathan Hourigan is a graduate of Oxford University and the National Film and Television School. He was assistant to Robert Bresson on L'Argent and in addition to his own work as a writer, director, script consultant and teacher, he continues to be involved in caring for the legacy of the great French director. He is also Head of Screenwriting at the London Film School.

GABRIEL BERISTAIN ASC, BSC, DGA - Cinematographer, Director

Gabriel is a native of Mexico and has decades of experience working on major studio films and popular TV series. He is known for his work on Iron Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Suicide Squad.

STEVEN BRAMSOM - Composer, Orchestrator

Steven is an Emmy winning composer with over 20 years experience working in the film and TV industry. His credits include Apollo 13, Starship Troopers and Dominion.

STEVEN BRAMSON RECORDS HIS ORIGINAL SCORE FOR STEVEN BERNSTEIN'S DOMINION WITH THE POLISH NATIONAL RADIO ORCHESTRA

CARLOS BARBOSA - Production Designer

Carlos is a native of Colombia where he trained as an architect. He started his career in film as a production designer on the low budget Roger Corman film Ultraviolet. For the past 25 years since  Carlos has worked continuously on films and some of the most successful TV Series ever made including 24 for which he received an Emmy nomination, Lost and Magic City.

LOST - CARLOS BARBOSA, PRODUCTION DESIGNER

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