We are Tanweer Productions
Tanweer Productions was founded in 2018 by its President Joseph Samaan and it’s the new venture of Tanweer Group. Tanweer Productions utilises the experience of its distributing division along with that of its CEO, producer Dionyssis Samiotis, with over 30 credits, to focus entirely on producing quality cinema, TV and digital content to service the Greek and international marketplace. Based in Athens, Tanweer is a leading production player in Greece, with widespread acclaim.
Tanweer Productions’ first produced film ”My Name Is Eftihia” (2019), directed by Angelos Frantzis, was one of the greatest successes of all time in the Greek box office, while having great artistic success by winning 8 awards (including Best Film), at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards. The company’s second feature film, ”Smyrna” by Gregory Karantinakis, was released in 2021, it is one of the highest budget productions ever made in Greece and one of the most anticipated cinematic adaptations in recent Greek cinema history. After its release, the film received 5 awards by the Hellenic Film Academy, an audience award in Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, along with a US, Canada, and UK Odeon limited release.
The company has completed two HETV mini-series (including ”42°C”) which have been streamed on Greece’s biggest digital subscription platform, COSMOTE TV, as well as 7 other fiction TV series for state and private television. Tanweer Productions has just completed production on another two major mini – series:
”So Long Marianne”, an international co-production with Redpoint Productions in Norway, Connect 3 Media in Canada, and Buccaneer Media in the UK. The series filmed in the island of Hydra, Oslo, and Montreal, and the next release for COSMOTE TV, dramatic – mini series “17 Threads”, which was shot in the island of Cythera, and consists of 6 episodes. The series is based on Panos Dimakis’ book of the same name, telling the story of one of the most shocking mass killings that ever occurred in Greece, that took place in 1909.
Tanweer’s latest release is feature film “The Murderess”, directed by Eva Nathena, based on the acclaimed landmark Greek novel by Alexandros Papadiamantis, which premiered on all Greek cinemas on November 30th. The film has already won several awards at the 64th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, including the FIPRESCI award.