When he was young, filmmaker Constantine Papanicolaou (also known as C.P.) spent countless summers visiting his grandparents in Greece. He saw the mountains everywhere, but he couldn’t imagine them with snow.
He went on to become a well-known action sports director, touring the globe and making movies for companies like Oakley and Red Bull. He became one of the world’s top action filmmakers and now he has his camera pointed in a different direction: Greece.
CP has embarked on an ambitious project to make a film about Greece— for Greece. As he explains in his promotional video, he got tired of hearing so much negativity about the country he knew and loved so much. He wanted to use his talents and skills to do something positive for Greece.
After several visits to the country’s beautiful mountains, he partnered with local skiers and snowboarders and shot the footage needed to make a movie that he thinks will help boost Greece as a winter tourism destination. Inspired by the gods who once inhabited the very mountains he shot for his film, he’s making Frozen Ambrosia.
To make this project come to life he started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the completion of the movie, which includes costly effects, editing and other filmmaking magic that is needed to get to a first-rate finished product.
Papanicolaou built a loyal and passionate following of supporters in Greece, who also saw their country’s potential as a winter destination and wanted to help, but due to the country’s banking restrictions they can’t help with funds.
As a diaspora Greek himself, he’s hoping other Greeks from around the world who care about the country as much as he does will jump onboard his project and help him. Constantine gives a compelling and heartfelt pitch in the short film he shot for Kickstarter: