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The Filmmaker Behind Papou

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Papou is an indie film by first-time director Michael Angelo Zervos, a Greek Orthodox Christian in the USA. He talks about his feature, life and challenges of working in Hollywood. Written by Chris Vlahonasios Edited by Kyri Fuss “If a story sounds good, I’ll consume it”, the words of Michael Angelo Zervos. A young filmmaker […]

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Greek Reporter Exclusive: ‘Papou’ Trailer World Premiere

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We’ve chosen the Greek Reporter for the exclusive premiere of the first trailer for our upcoming film, “Papou”. Click here to check it out. Greek Reporter has an exclusive first-look at the Michigan-produced feature, “Papou.” The film stars Greek actor Yorgo Voyagis (“Zorba the Greek,” “The Bourne Identity”) and local Michigan actor Evan Kole (“Avengers”) […]

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Press Release: Michigan Feature “Papou” Finished and Off to Festivals

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Michigan Feature “Papou” Finished and Off to Festivals FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Michael Zervos Phone: 248-514-9313 Email: info@motherandmidwife.com Novi, Michigan – March 12th, 2014 – Michigan feature film Papou has, after almost a year and a half of production, been completed. A recipient of Michigan’s Film and Digital Media Incentive, Papou has been entirely produced […]

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Papou the Film has been Completed!

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When an idea is born, hope is born with it. It is hope that one day the idea will come to fruition, will reflect even a fraction of the beauty of its origin, and that it might one day be shared with the rest of the world. Mother and Midwife Pictures would like to announce […]

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Filmmaker Gives Back to Grand Valley

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Filmmaker Gives Back to Grand Valley Film and video production graduate Michael Zervos successfully raised more than $50,000 to create his own film, “Papou.” The film is now in post-production stage, and Zervos, ’12, said its near-completion is due to help of many interns he hired from Grand Valley’s film and video program. “We had […]

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A Television Commercial from Papou

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We’ve discussed this before, but so much work goes into creating the environment for our characters to act in. Here’s a fake commercial we created to play on the television in the background of one of our scenes in Papou. Disclaimer: The product advertised in this commercial is satirical and does not exist.

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Papou in the Editing Room

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As many of you may assume, we’ve been quite busy these last couple months. The whirlwind of production has come and gone, with no lives lost, no cameras broken, and (mostly) no feelings hurt. It was a good production to be a part of on all accounts; cast and crew remarked at the very end […]

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Final Video Recap on the Set of Papou

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Here are the video recaps of each week on the set of Papou. The final video recap from the set of Papou is at the bottom of this post.

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Day Twenty on the Set of Papou: That’s a Wrap!

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Day Twenty on the Set of Papou: That’s a Wrap! The last day of filming felt like a homecoming event. The day for shooting pickups (shots that the director decides need to be redone) is a shoe in for poetic justice. It was nice to come back to some of our favorite set locations, including […]

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Here’s to the Food

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Here’s to the Food Turning a film set into a workable space is no small ordeal. Imagine having to shift your office to a new location and rebuild it every day, sometimes twice. How, then, do you go the extra mile and make it comfortable? “This is the kind of situation you’re always looking for […]

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