Our currency is Film and the law we obey is Talent.
Passion is how we roll, Precision is how we work.
We tell stories and create cross platform content.
We develop and produce fiction, docs and branded content
with the best national and international emerging and established creative voices.
We are Marni Films, based in Athens, Greece
THEODORA VALENTIS – CEO/PRODUCER
Theodora grew up watching her father, Nikos Nikolaidis, directing films and paving the way of Greek Independent film. An international upbringing across Europe, she went on to study Mass Media at Westminster University and got her Masters in Communication Studies at the University of Leeds. As her father’s assistant, Theodora has been involved from a very young age both in film production and TV advertising. She is particularly interested in documentaries, loves old and neo-noir, musicals and discovering new talent. A keen philanthropist, she believes that talent comes first and is instrumental in Marni Films’ slate to date and the company’s foray internationally.
MINA DREKI – PRODUCTION MANAGER
Mina studied Media at London Guildhall, European Studies at Open University, and has an MA in Linguistics at Westminster University. She has worn many hats in the media sector as atranslator, a copywriter and in production positions for magazinesand TV shows. She found her calling, cinema, when she worked at the Mamma Mia! production in Greece. A seasoned manager in both short and feature films, she is an expert in budgeting and production organising;. Mina likes lists, kind reminders, mysteries, goth stories, creatures of the night and blood. Fake blood.
CHRISTINE IOANNOU – COO/PRODUCER
Christine has studied Law and Japanese at Cambridge and got her MSc. in International Relations at LSE. She has worked in a legal and business pre-production capacity on The Dangerous Method, Shame, The Eye has to Travel, Monsters and Men, Peggy Guggenheim: Art of this Century, Seduced and Abandoned.
She has also completed on scholarship the UK Film Council course on Script Development and Doctoring. She loves Paul Thomas Anderson, swimming and visiting remote places on the planet.
IRO AIDONI – PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR
Iro has studied film production at the School of Film Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts AUTH. She loves movies and dark humour. Before working for Marni she produced two short films, namely Yawth and Sad Girl Weekend. She believes that her obsession with glitter makes production coordination easier. She wants to specialise in film production and is interested in emerging voices of cinema. Brave voices, unique stories and aesthetics are her thing.