Two religions, two worlds, one romance
We are pleased to announce the production of the feature film,
"Icarus and Miriam,» which is based on Dimitris Arvanitis's book
"Parallel Lives" and is in the "IN PRODUCTION" stage
D-PORT PRODUCTIONS (Greece)was founded and has been operating continuously for the last 32 years, having many successful productions and co-productions to its credit. It owns offices of 500 m², six editing suites, and two filming units. It also has professional lighting and grip equipment, machinery transport trucks, and auxiliary equipment for shooting.
SEREIN PRODUCTIONS (France)is uniquely positioned to assist its clients in maximizing their productions. Serein makes the independent vision a reality around the world. The Serein team is aided by its international relationships with distributors, financiers, sales agents, banks, attorneys, and government and non-governmental agencies.
Longline:A Greek contract killer and a Syrian refugee come together to form an unlikely bond on the island of Ikaria in ICARUS AND MIRIAM. Still, threats from their past jeopardize their hope for a future together.
What are the prospects for this film?From the writing of the script, we aim to have a vision and, at the same time, to aim for international distribution. The universal dimension of the two protagonists and the people that surround them creates a dynamic that appeals to an international audience.
What is the language of the film?The main language, following a realistic line, will be English. This means the language that Icarus and Miriam use is English. The rest of the dialogues will be in Greek, Arabic and French.
DEVELOPMENT/ IN PRODUCTION: 2023 to September 2024
PRE-PRODUCTION: 7 /10/ 2024 to 4/11/2024
PRODUCTION IN ATHENS- IKARIA: 5 weeks
PRODUCTION IN PARIS: 1 week
PRODUCTION IN SAUDI ARABIA: 1 week
POST PRODUCTION GREECE: 8 weeks
POST PRODUCTION FRANCE: 4 weeks
In November 2015, on a deserted beach of the Greek Island Ikaria, Icarus(35) saved a shipwrecked woman of Arab origin, Miriam (25). Miriam is an illegal refugee from Syria.
Miriam starts working in a tavern as a waitress. The owner is Eleni (40), who lives with her son Vangelis. Icarus and Miriam slowly get to know each other; the attraction is mutual, but their haunted past doesn't leave them free.
The story goes back one month:
Miriam survived a Jihadist attack in her village, where her mother was raped and killed by the Jihadist leader Xassan. At the same time, she was raped by Hassan's brother. But with her aunt Fatima, she managed to escape killing Hassan's brother and wounding him. Hassan, after that, tries to find her for revenge. In Miriam's attempt to go to Greece, the boat sinks, and she is the only one that survives.
Icarus arrives in Paris to accomplish one more mission as he works for a company that helps people commit suicide. In a restaurant, his victim, Christine, confesses that she wants to kill herself because her ex-boyfriend (Hassan) killed her out of jealousy of her husband, which led her to miscarriage. The Jihadist's attack in Paris on 13/11/15 destroys the restaurant, and later, instead of killing her, they make love when they go to Icarus's room.
Christine returns to her job in Military service. She contacts the company Icarus used to work for and hires another assassin, Shadow, to find Hassan and kill him.
Back in the present time
Vangelis tries to rape Miriam, and she finds a safe place in Icarus's home. They reveal their dark past and try to get close, but it is very difficult. Months pass between an extremely difficult symbiosis and a mismatch of characters. Finally, they make love and start their true relationship. But at the same time, danger from all parts comes closer to them.
Through the script's plot, heroes converge on the 15 of August 2017 in the festival of Ikaria. Hassan to kill Miriam, Christine and Shadow to kill Hassan.
Hassan spots Christine, realizes she came with Shadow for him and kills Shadow. After that, he is ready to kill Miriam, but at the last minute, Christine kills him. Also, she kills Icarus by accident and then shoots herself.
Five years later, Miriam stays in Icarus's home with the family from Siria and her child from Icarus.
Stay tuned so as to follow the progress of our new production.