Recently in Greece to attend the international “Oxbelly” film workshop event at Costa Navarino, acclaimed Hollywood film producer Aaron Ryder spoke to Kathimerini newspaper about Greece’s growing potential in relation to filmmaking.
Ryder’s filmography includes films such as “Memento”, “Donnie Darko”, “The Prestige”, “Transcendence” and “Arrival”, the latter which received numerous Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Screenplay.
“I am increasingly convinced that Greece can become a destination for cinema,” he said. “In fact, we have a big $100 million project in the works that I would love to bring here. The financial incentives in Greece are now very attractive, and the climate is much milder here compared to, for example, Hungary. Moreover, we have to take into account that there are now places in Europe, such as Serbia, for example, where people are more reluctant to work, because of the stance taken on the issue of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”