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One Man Band Films Inc. is a Montreal-based production company founded by multiple award-winning filmmaker Christos Sourligas. The company’s three (3) main objectives are to: 1) develop, 2) produce, and 3) assist in the distribution of market-driven films and television series.

OMBF’s first feature film was a romantic comedy entitled ELEPHANT SHOES, which proved to be the darling of the film festival circuit, selling out screenings, and winning awards worldwide. The romantic comedy was described as a sleeper hit, a festival crowd-pleaser, and inspirational. OMBF successfully licensed ELEPHANT SHOES to Entertainment One making more than twenty (20) times its money back.

Its second feature film HAPPY SLAPPING, was the world’s first feature film shot entirely on smartphones. The film made international headlines during its World Premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival, most notably being covered by The Hollywood Reporter, Playback, National Post, and the Journal de Montréal. Telefilm Canada is a producing partner. Video Services Corp. is the North American distributor, and Cinemavault Releasing owns the international rights.

OMBF, in concert with others, is currently developing two (2) highly-commercial feature films (WEDDING CAKE; sequel to ELEPHANT SHOES, and BLUE ZONE; a romantic/fantasy story set on a remote Greek island), three (3) television series, an opera, plus a cookbook. As well, the company is tirelessly creating, developing, packaging and selling film and television projects for several third parties. OMBF has a reasonable war chest for future financing of projects, and seeks other investors through public and corporate film and television funding agencies, as well, through private investors, broadcasters and distributors.

OMBF is well-positioned to effectively export market-driven feature films to international film festivals and markets. Point of fact, Christos Sourligas has worked twenty (20) years as a television series distributor for various large to medium-sized production companies specializing mainly in comedy. He regularly attends national and international television sales conferences and markets.

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Biography

Christos Sourligas is a multiple award-winning film and television Writer, Director and Producer.

Christos Sourligas

His debut feature ELEPHANT SHOES was the darling of the film festival circuit, winning awards and selling out screenings across the world. His second feature film HAPPY SLAPPING was the world’s first feature film entirely shot on smartphones.

Christos also produced the documentary DOCKSIDE TO BEDSIDE: 100 YEARS OF HERZL about Canada’s first free family medical clinic, which premiered on CityTV. He produced and directed the lifestyle series GEEK ME! for Bell Media, and MONTREALERS for Videotron.

Christos’ short film PARK EX. was awarded the Canadian Multicultural Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

In his previous career, he worked as a television series distributor. During his 12-year tenure as VP Television Sales for the world-renowned comedy production company Just For Laughs, television properties entered the homes of over 1.5 billion television viewers worldwide, the shows airing in over 140 countries, and on 100 airlines. What’s more, when JUST FOR LAUGHS GAGS was licensed to ABC (USA), it became the first made-for-Canada television series ever to be broadcast on a primetime US network.

Following that, Christos went on to work for prestigious production companies such as QuebeComm, Encore Television, Dakota Pictures (Los Angeles), and Media Ranch. He serves as a volunteer with various awards events and festivals (International Emmy Awards, Banff World Television Festival Awards, ACTRA Awards, Yorkton Film Festival, Amerasia Film Festival, Professional Writers Association of Canada), and non-profit organizations (Montreal Film Group, Youth Employment Services, French for the Future) in various roles, including programming and promotion, and as a board member, jury head, juror, and mentor.

Films

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Elephant Shoes

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Happy Slapping

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Television

Television shows

Television Series

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One Man Band Films Inc.
Montreal, QC CANADA
T: 514 502-2722

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