All posts tagged: Kickstarter

hallucinaut: taking a trip into destiny

ALEXIS Varouxakis left Athens a few years ago and headed straight to where it all happens (if you’re lucky and persistent enough) in the world of film – Los Angeles. He has been hard at work since arriving there, creating a positive and well-deserved buzz around his company, Adrenaline Entertainment, a feature film and TV production company he founded in 2001 when he was working in London. His most recent (2014) producer credits include “Dark Hearts”, directed by Rudolf Buitendach, a film preceded by “Opa” (2005), directed by Udayan Prasad. He was also a producer on “El Greco,” which won numerous international awards, including the Audience Award, Greek Competition Award, and Greek Union of Film and Television Technicians Award at the 2007 Thessaloniki Film Festival. Varouxakis’ current project Hallucinaut, for which he has teamed up with Italian writer/director Daniele Auber, is exciting not only to me but evidently, to a huge number of cinema buffs worldwide – the short film has even gained the backing of Auber’s idol, Terry Gilliam, as producer, and in launching a crowd-funding campaign via Kickstarter managed to inspire 821 individuals to raise the breathtaking …

Q&A: daphne kapsali, writer

London girl Daphne Kapsali created quite the buzz when she raised some £3,240 pledged of £2,500 goal via a Kickstarter campaign, to live on the Cycladic island of Sifnos to write her novel. Here she answer’s My Greek Review Q&A to give us a glimpse as to where she’s at now. It appears her reclusive lifestyle has not yet adversely affected her… How Greek are you? As Greek as they come. Although I have this theory that we’re all completely mixed, and distinctions such as race and nationality are largely redundant. Or should be! What is your biggest role in life? To be a good writer; to write things that touch people’s lives, in some small way. And to be a positive and supportive presence in the lives that cross mine. What is most important to you right now? To finish the novel I’m writing, and to spend time with the people I love. I’ve just spent six months living alone on the small island of Sifnos, engaged in a project I called 100 days of solitude (a daily …