THE DECREE | Dokumentarfilm Trailer | DOK.fest 2023
Original title: KANUN HÜKMÜ - English title: The decree by Nejla Demirci.
Music composed and produced by Leonidas Danezos, Lyrics and kalimba by Julie Loi.
Production: Ney Film. Length: 96 min. World premiere 3/5/23 at DOK.fest München
When a wave of dismissals follows the attempted coup in Turkey, Yasemin, a doctor, and Engin, a teacher, are among those who suddenly find themselves on the streets. They try in vain to get their jobs back or just to find out the reason they were fired. For President Erdoğan however, it is clear: those affected are not real Turks but “terrorists.” Then the film project also draws the attention of the authorities…
Video clip for the IX International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances
in Panama 24-26 October 2022, jointly organised by the International Society for the Study of Emerging Drugs (ISSED), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the University of Hertfordshire (UH).
Music by Leonidas Danezos
Manali Cream by Navdeep Kandola
Manali Cream by Navdeep Kandola, 15'30", Channel 4 films, London, 2009.
Music by Leonidas Danezos & Alcalica
A white English man and woman go to India with a British Indian man who wears tattoos including a swastika and has never been to India. They buy drugs and antiques, and are busy stuffing one into the other in their budget hotel when a lot of police arrive.
There's a neat twist in that the white English man is fully at home and speaks the language fluently. He's easy-going too, and negotiates a bribe. The Indian police pick on and humiliate the British Indian man - he's aggressive and rude which doesn't help - saying he's 'neither one thing nor the other'.
There's a 24-hour race to see if they can raise the bribe money and get their seized passports back. Shot on location in urban and (briefly) rural India, it's a taut action thriller with a tight script. It feels exactly authentic to its backpacking scenario - the uneven colour-matching fits its feel superbly - shot on buses, cheap hotels, tourist stalls, street cafes, with lots of real people seeming to be part of the film, and great performances from a large cast.
Manali Cream (Τhe whole film)
Mare Nostrum by Andrea Kunkl, Giuseppe Fanizza and Gorgia Serughetti
Mare Nostrum by Andrea Kunkl, Giuseppe Fanizza and Gorgia Serughetti, 28'35", Milano, 2010.
Original soundtrack by Leonidas Danezos, lyrics and vocals by Julie Loi (Alcalica).
Mare Nostrum was produced in three places located along the Mediterranean borders of the European Union: Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on the African continent, Lampedusa a Siciilian island at 113 km of the African coast and 205 km away from Sicily; Lesbos, a Greek island of the North-East Aegean Sea at about 5 km from the Turkish coast.
These places share some common social and geographical caracteristics: a geographical isolation/reclusion, a point of passage of the migration routes towards Europe and hence, places subject to particularly intensive migration policies.
Mare Nostrum (Trailer)
Mare Nostrum (whole film)
Mare Nostrum (Music)
Istanbul Unveiled by Serif Yenen
Istanbul Unveiled by Serif Yenen, 61', 2013.- Travel documentary (1':51")
Trailer music by Leonidas Danezos, lyrics and vocals by Julie Loi (Alcalica). Performed by Alcalica and Baba Zula in Istanbul)
Documentary film that is part of the series: "Cultural Interactions".
An American young lady visits the off-the-beaten places in Istanbul and interviews the most interesting characters with her questions about the most wondered topics.
DERSAADET APARTMANI Eng Sub Trailer
"Radio Boarding Pass" by Konstantinos Koukoulis
Radio Boarding Pass by K. Koukoulis, 7', 2012, in the frame of North Aegean Narratives
Music and sound design by Leonidas Danezos, lyrics and vocals by Julie Loi (Alcalica).
Which side are you from? What language do you speak? What do you believe in? What’s the meaning of all this? The images are so similar; the sea, the nature, the men and their cultures; quite impossible to differentiate between. Two coasts are so close to each other that you can think of them as a single continuum. Yet, no! The borders are there to disrupt this perception. And we do have many borders, even if you don’t see them. But radio waves are not bounded by those borders. They cross the sea and reach the receievers on the other side. Radio is free to travel, we’re free to travel along with it.
Radio Boarding Pass(the whole film)
Radio BoardingPass music
Le Badinage by Albert Merino
Le Badinage by Albert Merino, 6'36", Paris-Barcelona, 2010.
Music by Leonidas Danezos, Kalimba by Julie Loi.
SA video dance piece which integrates mime and theatrical elements. This is a story about mutual cooperation between two characters, helping each other to walk, in a dreamlike and surreal backdrop.
The ballerina trapped inside a lamppost suddently falling to the ground where she discovers that she can not move her legs. A strange glass bottle containing moving colors teaches her the way to conquer back space.
Le Badinage (The whole film)
Marble Cutting Machine
Marble cutting Machine by Makebelieve,for the Tinos Marble Museum, Athens 2007.
Sound design by Leonidas Danezos
The film includes the accurate 3D reconstruction and animation of the sophisticated and complex marble cutting machinery that used to form a central part of the marble mining process. The marble cutting machine that was reconstructed in 3D was in use in the 1920's but does not exist anymore. However, parts of it have been physically restored and can be seen at the museum of Marble crafts on the island of Tinos.
Marble cutting machine animation
Ektos Epochis by Stelios Kraounakis, 11', Athens 2010.
Original soundtrack and sound design by Leonidas Danezos (Alcalica).
Kalimba by Julie Loi.
A coffe shop owner refuses to serve coffee. Four clients insist on ordering. An ice-cream freezer contains the last few ice-creams for the season that everybody is craving for!
The coffee shop owner seems to have everything under control but the clients are ready fo the snatch! The villages are being left empty, the coffee shops remain the centre of attraction for those who refuse to leave.
A comedy situated in the Greek countryside..
Ektos Epochis (trailer)
Pommes de pin dans la forêt
Man at home trailer
man at home
Music and sound design by Leonidas Danezos (Alcalica).
Όπως ένας μοναχός αφοσιώνεται στο δικό του προσωπικό δρόμο, έτσι και ο Μάσσιμο βιώνει την προσωρινή του κατάσταση ως μια διαδικασία ενδυνάμωσης της συνειδητότητας του, ως μια εμπειρία μύησης μέσα στον ίδιο του τον εαυτό. Ο Mάσσιμο αποφάσισε να αποτραβηχτεί από τη κοινωνία για να στοχαστεί πάνω σε αυτήν, επέλεξε να καταδυθεί στον εαυτό του για συναντήσει τη δική του αλήθεια. Σαν σύγχρονος Διογένης, μας μιλά για το νόημα της ζωής, για την αξία του γέλιου, την υποκρισία της κοινωνίας και μας ξεναγεί στον ονειρικό κόσμο που έχει δημιουργήσει μέσα από τη ζωγραφική του.
Ο ίδιος αν και βρώμικος και μουσκεμένος εκπέμπει φως μέσα από το άθλιο παράπηγμα του, που ξαφνικά μεταμορφώνεται και αποκτά μια ιερότητα. Δεν μεμψιμοιρεί, δεν γκρινιάζει για την κατάσταση στην οποία βρίσκεται μοναχά τη παρατηρεί. Δεν τη βιώνει ως συμφορά αλλά ως ένα μονοπάτι αυτεπίγνωσις, μια εμπειρία μετάβασης από ένα αδύναμο και εξαρτημένο κοινωνικό συμβόλαιο που είχε πριν σε μια κατάσταση αφύπνισης και εσωτερικότητας. «Πριν όταν άνηκα στη κοινωνία ήμουν αδύναμος, αυτό εδώ - δείχνοντας το παράπηγμα του -είναι η ισχυρή μου συνείδηση / στρατής βογιατζής
Man at home (trailer)
Perro Perdido (Lost Dog)
Lost Dog by Alfonso Elvira, 2019
music by Leonidas Danezos (Alcalica).
A tale of morality, and what is it that makes us happy in life. Some of the scenery is just outstanding in its beauty.
- A bounty hunter looks for a lost dog in a desert, a strange place which will push him to get rid of everything if he wants to achieve his goal.
- Un caza recompensas busca a un perro perdido en el desierto, un lugar extraño que le empuja a desprenderse de todo si quiere lograr su objetivo.
Music and sound design by Leonidas Danezos and Effie Psiachoulia (Bloom in Dot)
Animegaron International Animated Film Music Competition 2021-22, in cooperation with Animasyros International Animation Film Festival + Agora.
20 soundtracks of the film “Ahead” by Ala Nunu, as selected by the Jury.
Music and sound design by Leonidas Danezos and Effie Psiachoulia (Bloom in Dot).
Watch the film: https://www.megaron.gr/en/leonidas-danezos-bloom-in-dot-greece/
Listen to the soundtrack: https://bloomindot.bandcamp.com/track/wish-live
3 educational videos for the public promotion of science
"Choose your Game", "Hooked in the mirror", "Learning to Deal with the Problematic Use of the Internet".
European Network on the Problematic Use of the Internet, COST Action CA16907, European Commission. (2022)
Music and sound design: Leonidas Danezos