Papadopoulos & Sons

Synopsis: Self-made businessman Harry Papadopoulos has got it all; a mansion house; awards and a super rich lifestyle. However, on the eve of a property deal of a lifetime, a financial crisis hits and the banks call in their huge loans. Harry and his family lose everything in an instant. Everything, except the dormant and forgotten Three Brothers Fish & Chip Shop half owned by Harry's larger than life brother Spiros who's been estranged from the family for years. With no alternative, Harry and his family, plant enthusiast James; fashion victim Katie; nerdy Theo and their loyal nanny Mrs. Parrington, are forced to pack their bags, leave their millionaire lifestyle and join 'Uncle Spiros' to live above the neglected Three Brothers chippie. Together they set about bringing the chip shop back to life under the suspicious gaze of the their old rival, Hassan, from the neighbouring Turkish kebab shop whose son has his own eyes on Katie. Each family member must come to terms with their new life in their
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Marcus Markou
Production: Double M Films
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

- Look..

Finish your studies.

The plants, it's a hobby sure.

Give your self options, you may

change your mind about the business.

You know there're lot of

creative borrow now in business.

Like what?

Like marketing.

Alright, differ the far new year.

Take a year off. Why not.


But don't quit.

Your mother would've said the same.

Will she?

Well your mother would

probably just said do what

you feel was right. But I

doubt if she was wrong.

And then we'd argue probably,

and she win.

That was your mother.

At least consider differing.

Ok. I'll consider differing.

Yeah? Great.


So there you are,

it's not a definitely not.

What's this one called?

- It's an Ivy.

Mrs. P?

Mrs. P.

Look, I'd better...


Well done for...

You know.

Close it?

Yes, please.

Evening boss, sorry to disturb.

I work for homeless charity.

Sorry, no thanks.


- I know how you people up right.

I've got a bagde.

- Not a mention of a charity.

Come on, boss. Give us a break.

Trying to earn a living here.

Look I got tea towels,

service cleaners,

scrubbers, brushes,

window sprays,

shammies for drawer in a car...


- Daddy, you need to see the news!

Hello there, Mini-Boss.

Who's that man?

He's a... he works for charity.

Is it a cake sale?

- Cakes?

Did you say cakes?

Did he say cakes?

How did you know, that's

what I wanna do. Open up a cake shop.

Cakes! Really?

Cup Cakes, individually

decorated ginger man,

bite size apple strudle,

gooey fudge ball, mini-muffins...

It's what they sell

at traditional fair.

Got business plan and everything.

It will be egalitarian,

but feel... exclusive.

So my mission statement really:

"Progressive people's cake shop",

for progressive pricein'.

Very good. I know about a thing or two

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Marcus Markou

Marcus Markou is a British film maker, playwright and internet entrepreneur.Markou’s debut feature film Papadopoulos & Sons, starring Stephen Dillane, was completed in 2012. The film was self-distributed by Markou in UK cinemas in April 2013 achieving the second highest screen average of any film in that weekend. This success places the film among the top 5 self-distributed UK films in the past 15 years. The film went on to be bought by the BBC, ARTE and Netflix. Markou’s approach to distribution included cold calling Greek Orthodox priests asking them to announce the film in their Sunday servicesMarkou speaks extensively about self distribution at film industry events and film festivals and is the subject of self distribution case studies.His play Ordinary Dreams; Or How to Survive a Meltdown with Flair was staged in May 2009 at the Trafalgar Studios with actors James Lance and Adrian Bower. Age-Sex-Location, his play about chat rooms and virtual worlds, was staged at the Riverside Studios in 2004 with actor Ed Stoppard.In 2014 Markou was nominated by the London Critics Circle Awards for Breakthrough British Filmmaker.On April 11, 2018, it was announced that Marcus Markou was embarking in a new crowdfunding film and TV venture, along with US producer Cassian Elwes. Their company, dubbed Movie Collective, aims at financing film projects through an innovative crowdfunding approach that allows any investor to share the risk and the rewards, should a film be profitable. more…

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