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Credits
  • Director: Dimitris Tsilifonis
  • Producer: Kostas Lambropoulos, Andreas Tsilifonis, Yorgos Kyriakos
  • Screenwriters: Dimitris Tsilifonis
  • Cinematography: Agelos Papadopoulos
Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Catalog: ART64
  • UPC: 851597006704
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Country: Greece
  • Language: Greek
  • Rating: NR
  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 98
  • Audio: Dolby 5.1
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
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This action thriller/black comedy brims with hi-octane excitement and invites comparisons to the crime classics of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie. Alkis (Konstantinos Aspiotis) is a small-time crook and ex-con who agrees, through the strong-arm convincing of an ex-cellmate, to make a fake video in which he confession will help restore the reputation of a corrupted businessman. Yet immediately after filming, the young man realizes that his shady accomplices have no intention of letting him out alive. Trapped in a working porn studio and hunted by hitmen eager to knock him off, the disheveled crook has only one option – to escape from the other crooks! 27-year-old director Dimitris Tsilifonis has made an inventive, funny and fast-paced crime yarn filled with gun-packing thugs, a dangerously high body count and one man determined to get the hell out of the place.
Reviews

“Writer/director Tsilifonis works overtime to boost the “clever” quotient, achieving both with his labyrinthine script (packed with unsavory morally ambiguous characters spouting double-crossing double-talk) and his creative and dynamic shooting style. Using inspired Go-Pro camera angles, overcranked and undercranked sequences, onscreen graphics laid over the master shot (primarily cell-phone screens), and plenty of creative narrative devices that call attention to themselves, the sheer bravado on display should inspire many an appreciative grin. Our self-described antihero also spends a lot of time looking up solutions on the internet, so you might pick up a few new MacGyver stunts on your own!” – Horror101 

Do It Yourself  is, above all else … pure fun, really…the plot really takes backseat behind the film’s sheer joy of storytelling…And all of this is done in a very light-footed way, with the tongue constantly in cheek but never crossing over to just being moronic – making this one a real joy to watch!” — SearchMyTrash

“A film that uses all the contemporary filmmaking tools that a director has and it is a love letter to nerds, techies, and geeks who often are the only people to catch particular references. It is also a film that showcases the potential that mainstream cinema could have. It doesn’t take itself seriously, but still respects its audience. So we can say that it is a black comedy….[and] an escape movie, full of suspense and laughter with, good performances and music and we are totally engaged in it.” — Amos Lassen

The quality is good enough to peak the interest and curiosity of the viewer unfamiliar with Greek films check out others in the genre from the country. In a way, it sets itself up as the standard Greek Action film for foreigners to judge others. Clearly a brilliant move by the muscle behind this film. Overall, Do It Yourself employs solid writing, but with a complex and sometimes confusing story. A second viewing is in order to try and place the pieces together and see what might have been missed the first time. It is an interesting Greek film that will keep the viewer amused, confused, and entertained.” — CrypticRock

Do It Yourself …challenges us to take matters, big or small, into our own hands when push comes to shove and backed into a corner. Between Aggelos Papadopoulous’ depth defying photography and the impressive visual effects that flawlessly moves and puts a building in the middle of nowhere, the transcendence image quality is one with this release as it’s practically impossible to conclude what’s real and what a visual effect. Do It Yourself is no Bob Villa special on how to repair the seeping drips from a leaky sink with your own two God-given hands, but the Dimitris Tsilifonis film bustles with fun in a deluge of crime and betrayal and that, my friends, is a priceless enlightened experience.” — It’sBlogginEvil

An entertaining crime-thriller (with a sense of humor)…The movie is full of betrayal, deception, this troublesome video tape and even a porno but in the end this central character finds a way to make it out alive – of course, getting to this point is the fun part.” — AlienBee

DIY is in part a comedy of errors. A crime film in which comedy is the partner to the main star, or the film’s hero, if you will.  The film’s ability to laugh at itself and the genre in which it resides is a fresh take on Hollywood action epics which take themselves too seriously. If you’ve ever wondered how a Greek crime/comedy might feel upon the retinas though have never taken the plunge, I’d suggest giving DIY a shot. The kind folks at Artsploitation Films have done it once again, they’ve taken a chance and the risk has paid off. Now if only there were folks brave enough to drop their preconceived notions and/or prejudices to give this a chance (for it rightfully deserves it!) we might in fact get someplace with this whole Indy film thing and start getting the numbers and respect many of the films in the genre warrant.” – CultMetalFlix

“Delightful” – Flix

“A live video-game with endless action.” – Athens Voice

“Cynical, funny and with the right amount of “Tarantino”- Athinrama

 

 

Screenings
2017 - Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Awards
Hellenic Film Academy Awards - Best VFX and Best Editing
Director Interview

Director Statement: 
“I wanted to make a film about the information and misinformation that exists in the web and the fake stories that have prevailed over the past few years. These stories come in very convincing manners, with photos, sources and concrete proof, but on a closer look they fall apart. This is a black comedy which starts as one more of those viral Facebook posts which claim that someone discovered a mermaid in Australia, or Stanley Kubrick directed the moon landing, but in the end, tries to push us to examine each and every little thing closer. “

About the Director

Dimitris Tsilifonis was born in Athens in 1991. He is an AFI fellow, holds a BA in Communication and has worked extensively having worked on more than 100 commercials, feature and short films. Do It Yourself is his feature film debut. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

FILMOGRAPHY

2010, Dumbox, short film
2011, The Morning Show, short film
2012, The Way of Styx, short film
2015, Following Diolkos, short film
2017, Visitor, short film
2017, Do It Yourself, feature film
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Credits
  • Director: Dimitris Tsilifonis
  • Producer: Kostas Lambropoulos, Andreas Tsilifonis, Yorgos Kyriakos
  • Screenwriters: Dimitris Tsilifonis
  • Cinematography: Agelos Papadopoulos
Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Catalog: ART64
  • UPC: 851597006704
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Country: Greece
  • Language: Greek
  • Rating: NR
  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 98
  • Audio: Dolby 5.1
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
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