SCFF. Congratulations,Tata Feodoridi and Konstantin Frolov, on the win of your movie The Way at the Stockholm City Film Festival as a debut feature film. Our jury appreciates your work, and we wish you more success.
Tell us more about your background, education, birthplace, etc ?
I am Tata Feodoridi – a professional psychologist but also as a gifted blogger and visionary filmmaker. My passion for delving into the depths of the human mind and expressing profound insights through the written word seamlessly blend into crafting visually captivating and intellectually stimulating cinematic marvels.
Having earned acclaim as a psychologist, my deep understanding of human behavior, emotions, and thoughts enriches every aspect of my filmmaking. I take pride in creating films adorned with authentic characters, each on a transformative journey that deeply resonates with people from all walks of life.
As a talented blogger, I eﬀortlessly weave eloquent words, captivating readers with thought-provoking articles that explore the intricacies of human nature. It fills me with joy to know that my articulate musings have earned me a devoted following and established me as a thought leader in the realms of psychology and personal development.
Konstantin: I’ve been in the film industry for over 12 years now, and my passion for creating videos goes way back to my childhood. Filmmaking has become more than just a job for me; it’s my whole life. I pursued my passion and earned my Masters degree in film and television back in 2015.
Throughout my journey, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, from short films to feature films to TV shows. It’s been a tremendous learning experience, and I’ve had the privilege to collaborate with some truly amazing people. These experiences have shaped me as a filmmaker, and I’m grateful for every moment.
Looking back, I’m proud of the diverse projects I’ve been a part of. My portfolio includes award-winning productions like “Roommate Wanted,” “The Way,” “The Demo,” “Nothing Can Stop Us,” “The Millionaires,” and “Crime Cleaners,” among others.
Working with distinguished artists and musicians like Domingo Zapata, Orgy, Ookay, Christian Meier, Steve Vai, Korn, and Florian Picasso has been an incredible honor. I’ve also had the chance to team up with prominent YouTube personalities, such as Rudy Mancuso, Anwar Jibawi, Simon Rex, Inanna Sarkis, Hanna Stocking, Dom Zeglaitis, and Big Nik, creating captivating videos that have garnered almost 100 million views.
Aside from my work in the film industry, I have a knack for crafting compelling content for commercials and music videos. By blending cinematography with storytelling, I’ve been able to produce stunning visuals that truly capture the essence of the message being conveyed.
It’s been an exciting journey so far, and I’m eagerly looking forward to what the future holds for me in this ever-evolving world of filmmaking.
And yes, let’s not forget the brands I’ve had the pleasure of working with, including Gold’s Gym, Norms Restaurants, Brinc, Spalding, Harrahs resorts, and Gym 8
SCFF. As an independent filmmaker, it is always a great plus to be an all – rounder as you write your script and direct it yourself. Would you like to share such experiences with our readers and followers?
Tata: Our movie based on an original screenplay that we developed based on our ideas. Good movie script writing is an art fueled by the power of a big idea. The heart of a successful screenplay lies in its ability to fill the blank canvas of imagination with a concept that enthralls and captivates. A well-crafted script emerges from the depths of creativity, where writers explore uncharted territories, giving life to characters and worlds that spring forth from their minds.
SCFF. Tell us about your journey towards filmmaking. When and how did you decide to become a filmmaker?
Konstantin: My love for making videos started way back in my childhood – it’s like I was born to do this stuﬀ!
Filmmaking ain’t just a job for me, it’s my whole freaking life! I mean, I followed my passion, hustled hard. Filmmaking isn’t just a job; it’s my passion, my way of expressing myself and connecting with the world. Every moment in this industry has been a gift, and I’m thankful for the opportunities that have come my way. Here’s to more adventures, more creativity, and more unforgettable moments in this wild and wonderful world of filmmaking!
SCFF. Your movie The Way seems like great teamwork, and Tata Feodoridi, who also played a lead role in the film. Would you like to say something about that?
Tata: Filming the movie was an exciting and joyful journey, filled with experiments and creative exploration. We had a blast trying new things and capturing beautiful scenes in amazing locations. The whole crew worked together with passion, making the process feel like pure magic. The result is a movie that reflects the fun and adventure we had along the way.
SCFF. Your movie won two categories (Best Woman Filmmaker and Best Actress Feature Film) at the Stockholm City Film Festival. How was your experience at our festival?
Tata: Words cannot express the overwhelming gratitude and joy we feel for receiving these prestigious awards at your remarkable festival. The recognition and honor bestowed upon us have ignited a sense of pride and fueled our passion to push creative boundaries further. Participating in your festival has been a humbling experience for our entire team. The outpouring of warmth and support from the audience, fellow filmmakers, and the festival community has been truly heartwarming and inspiring. It’s moments like these that remind us why we love what we do and motivate us to keep telling stories that touch hearts and minds. Thank you for this incredible journey!
SCFF. How is The Way performing at other film festivals?
Konstantin: We are beyond excited because it still feels surreal to us that we’re receiving recognition and awards at every single festival we’ve participated in. The overwhelming support and appreciation from audiences and industry peers are truly unbelievable. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and we are grateful for the opportunity to share our stories with the world. This journey has been a rollercoaster of emotions, and the recognition we’re receiving only fuels our passion to continue creating meaningful and impactful films. Thank you to everyone who believed in us and made this dream come true!
SCFF. Would you like to tell us more about your plans as an indie filmmaker?
Tata: We are currently working on our documentary TV show, “The Legends on Titanic,” and we couldn’t be prouder of the artistry we’ve crafted in the first 5 episodes. But we’re not stopping there; we have our sights set on an ambitious feature script, which we plan to film next year. There’s much more to come!
SCFF. How motivated are you for your future as an independent filmmaker?
Tata: ”The Way,” our movie, has garnered numerous awards and received an overwhelming amount of attention, leaving us deeply humbled by the response. The incredible reception has reaﬃrmed the appetite for well-crafted films that delve into significant topics. We are thrilled and invigorated by this experience, and it has further ignited our passion to continue producing films that have a meaningful impact on audiences. With this inspiration, we are committed to creating more cinematic experiences that provoke thought, touch hearts, and make a positive diﬀerence in the world.
SCFF. Would you like to share your work with our followers? We would love to post your suggested links in your interview.
We are working on our website now and the best way to find us and our updates is Facebook page
We’ve translated the movie to many languages and working on global distribu@on at the moment.