An Island Named Desire

Coming to a cinema near you in 2018!

The sequel to the award-winning Kythera mon Amour, the ensemble comedy An Island Named Desire takes on the questions raised when returning to one's homeland to find nothing quite the same as it was, or at least as one remembers it! While some of the protagonists land on the island by mistake or desperation, the two memorable heroes of the first film, Georgos and his sister Poppy, love the island as much as they do one another. But that's where their desires divide: while Poppy longs for the the old simple life in the countryside, Georgos has big plans for their new-found wealth! This Greek-Island comedy explodes with the stunning scenery and colourful characters unique to Kythera.

THE PREVIEW:

THE CHARACTERS:


Georgy

Having returned to Kythera with his tail between his legs,  his best option turns out to be an old shack in the countryside with only chickens to keep him company.

Georgos

After striking it rich in Australia, Georgos is back and nothing is going to be the same again. Turning his back on his past life, he has a sinister visitor to contend with.

The Assassin

The island has made some enemies: dark forces from Athens have sent a killer to take care of "The Weed King of Kythera". Who can can survive the hired gun?

Head Priest

As charismatic as he is devious, the Head Priest from St. Bananas in the south has his eye on a forbidden prize. But can his cunning beat the pious Notherners?

Blind Taxi Driver

Near the top of the list of Kythera's most memorable personalities is George the Blind Taxi Driver. His driving skills are only surpassed by his quick wit.

The Russian Nurse

With an ice-cold stare and a heart to match, this blond Russian bombshell is Georgos' private nurse and in no mood for shenanigans. But what are her real motives?

The Three Italians

Kythera was the last place they intended to visit but fate has landed them on the Island of Love and left them stranded without a bed to sleep in...

Mark & Stuart

Good neighbours are precious, and none more so than Mark and Stuart, Poppy and Georgos' neighbours.  Their makeup skills leave the whole island breathless!

The Almond Man

They say that if you ask three Kytherians directions, they'll all tell you something different. But you only need to ask one when you deal with this wise man! 

Myrto

The talented Myrto dives into a new artistic project and has no time for love. And what about the three Italians she picks up on the road mid-summer? 

Poppy

After going along with her brother on his dream to emigrate to Australia, she can't wait to get back to the island. But will she be able to return to her old life?

Novice Hermes

Dedicated trainee priests are hard to come by, and Father George is happy to have young Hermes at his side at this his most difficult and precarious time...

Father Inquisitas

A master of manipulation, Father Inquisitas is on Kythera to assist the Head Priest in his ingenious but wicked venture. Is the island is at his mercy?

S.T.E.L.L.A

The ultimate creation of Kythera's own Mad Professor, S.T.E.L.L.A (Satellite Telemetry Elevation Locater through Light Amplification) is ready for action!

The Mayor

The real Mayor of Kythera has a big heart and has reserved a chunk of it for the woman of his dreams: our very own Poppy. But can he win her over?

The Granddaughter

Vassiles' treasured granddaughter has some woes which he is out to fix. But she's the last one to let him lose his head and land in the hillbilly scrap heap...

Death

When Death washes up on Kythera's shores with his saxaphone, no-one is safe. But can his prime target win the game of life and continue the good life on Kythera?

The Good Samaritans

What would you do if you found a body on a beach? Don't ask Fotini, Manoli or Panayioti, because they don't know either! But they'll surely do their best. 

Miranda

Just having landed on the island, the adventurous Miranda is out to find her biological parents, but the only thing she has to go on are some unreliable sources.

Vassilis

Battling along on all fronts, Vassiles needs money quickly for his precious granddaughter. Will weed collection or donkey throwing  be the way to do it?

Father George

After the challenges he faced in the first film, Father George is back to save his church from a nefarious conspiracy. But his dark past might be his undoing!

Novice John

At once proud but also troubled by his new role as assistant to the wily Father Inquisitas, the loyal Novice John has a few lessons to learn before the day is out.

The Mad Professor

When she discovers a gravitational anomaly on Kythera, the Mad Professor constructs the ultimate tool to solve the mystery. But not without local help!

Aphrodite

There's something not quite kosher about Myrto's companion Aphrodite. Is this intrepid reporter getting up to something when the island isn't looking?

Elpida

After surviving the trials and tribulations in the first film, Elpida is back but has no patience for old suitors. She and Vassiles have some discoveries to make instead!

The Hippie

When Vassilis starts selling weed at the local market, the weirdos of the world start knocking at his door. The Hippie is the first guinea pig to test the stash...

Nephew Manoli

Who needs a loan shark when you have a good-for-nothing nephew like dope-dealer Manolis? Old Vassilis soon finds out when he asks him for a few bucks.


The Film

On the real-life Greek island of Kythera and on Kythera in An Island named Desire, the island is populated with endlessly colourful characters lovingly devoted to their island, their family and friends, and to the absurd situations which abound. Even the real Mayor of Kythera can't trump the wacky hand which fate deals the island day in day out. There is only one choice: go with the fantastic flow!


CAST

Georgy: Giorgos Papageorgiou

Miranda: Ella Cook

Myrto: Myrto Petrochilou

Poppy: Poppy Koroneou

Georgos: Georgos Koroneos

Vassili: Vassili Psyliotis

Aphrodite: Maria Thanas

The Assassin: Vassiles Samprakos

Death: Jose Laezeta-Barria

Mad Professor: Michele Haniotis

Head Priest: John Maroulis

Father Inquisitas: Andrew Austin-Hancock

Novice John: Jonathan Waters

Hermes: Thanassis Marios

The Mayor: Stratos Charchalakis

Blind Taxi Driver: Georgos Koroneos (2)

The Russian Nurse: Katya Sourikova

The Granddaughter: Marianthi Protopsaltis 

Laura: Laura Molteni

Roberta: Roberta Barone

Silvia: Silvia Foglia

 

Mark: Mark Burton

Stuart: Stuart Fleming

The Hippie: Will Hudson

Lorraine: Lorraine Poulos

Refaat: Refaat Khalil

Manolis 2: Yianni Tzorzopoulos

Fotini: Toula Tzorzopoulos

Panayioti: Leonidas Kontosis

Panayiota: Erofili Kastrisios

Sotiri: Steffo Protopsaltis

Ireni: Ireni Feros

Manolis: John Wilson

Manolis' Friend: Dara Wilson

The Almond Man: Mark Martin

Woman One: Grigoria Gianniotis

Young Panayiota: Antonia Protopsaltis

Young Woman One: Johanna Protopsaltis

Death Dancer 1: Marie-Hélène Sammut

Death Dancer 2: Sven Graefe

Death Dancer 3: Pia Betton

Ariana: Ariana Waters

Aelyn: Aelyn Waters

Leo: Leo Andonis Waters

 

 

CREW

Writer/Director: James Prineas

Composer: Katya Sourikova

Sound Designer: Michael Avery

Director of Photography: Lorens Ragnar

Editor: Santiago Rocío-Ciervo

Producer: Anthony Cordato

Executive Producer: Jason Dixon

Executive Producer: George Poulos

Assistant Director: Maria Thanas

Assistant Director 2: Myrto Petrochilou

Assistant Director 3: Jasper Betton

Production Assistant: Tom Larson

Coordination 1: Matina Samios 

Coordination 2: Toula Sklavos-Abramis 

Script Editor: Theodora Kapralou

Script Assistant: Lita Gregory

Camera 1: Alexander Dewhirst

Camera 2: Pana Diakopoulos

Camera 3: Nuno Martini

Sound Assistant: Louie Betton

Production Designer: Victor Engdahl

Location Coordinator: Brettos Haniotis

Hair & Makeup: Nicola Magiros Waters

Makeup 1: Rowena Thanas

Makeup 2: Aliki Tsichlaki

Makeup 3: Elli Kriara

Wardrobe: Jimmy Dimitrelos