||The Cow's Orgasm
The first feature film from Greece's Olga Malea, is a coming-of-age movie, the story of two high school girls finding out about love, sex and artificial insemination in rural Greece.
A long-time friend and collaborator of Olga's, Tony had already worked as Executive Producer with her on several History programmes and the Lifestyles series for the Lambrakis Foundation. A rejected idea for one of the History programmes, based around images of an abattoir, became one of the central scenes of The Cow's Orgasm.
Tony worked as script advisor and editor with Olga on the overall structure and the pacing of the movie. The film became a runaway hit in Greece breaking box office records all over the country.
The Mating Game
Following the success of her first film, Olga Malea's second feature, shifted focus from the country to the town, following the machinations and manipulations of three sisters as they try to untangle each other's love lives. Once again Tony worked as script advisor and editor. This film was even more successful in Greece and has since been sold abroad.
Olga's third film, a sophisticated comedy of manners, investigated the tensions and conflicts within two marriages and was once again very successful inside Greece. It also has been sold outside of Greece and brought her to the attention of Variety Magazine as one of "10 new European Directors to watch". As well as script editing, Tony's vocal talents were also called on to provide a pukka English voiceover for one of the characters.
Honey and the Pig
The location for Olga's most recent film (due to be released in early 2005) is once again rural Greece. But this time it's the setting for an exceedingly black comedy combining the legacy of child abuse, a Goth style female undertaker, a pet pig and the traditional Greek sweet of donuts with honey.
As well as working as script advisor and editor on Honey, Tony and Olga are also working together on upcoming feature projects. Olga is also looking forward to getting Tony’s first feature draft script, so she can offer him similarly bracing script advice!