the filmmakers

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Abbey George

director, producer

Abbey George is a filmmaker, producer, and actor based in New York City. JESUS WOULD HAVE LOVED PUNK ROCK is her directorial debut. Picked up by independent production company Zeus Pictures, the short is set to premiere in 2023. The feature film is currently in development.

 

Abbey has produced dozens of indie projects, including music videos for The Neverends and an up-and-coming web series called QUARTER LIFE CRISIS. Abbey is the founder of Abbey George Productions, a production company that aims to develop new and exciting works that give voice to complex female driven narratives.

 

As an actor she has developed work with Ensemble Studio Theatre, Powerhouse + New York Stage & Film, The 24 Hour Plays, and INTAR Theatre. Abbey holds a BFA in Acting from Montclair University and enjoys analog photography and thrifting in her free time.

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Cathy Ye

director of photography

Cathy Ye is a Director of Photography who translates bold visions into visual experiences. In her last 3 years working in NYC and LA, she has collaborated with some of North America’s top creatives, including Unit 9 (Campaign’s 2021 Tech Company of the Year). Her short film, FEVER, world premiered at the British Film Institute this Spring. Cathy believes that cinema is a powerful psychological medium capable of building empathy and influencing change, and is passionate about mentorship and community building within the film industry.

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Zeus Kontoyannis

producer

Zeus Kontoyannis is a producer and writer with more than a decade of experience in the film industry. He began his career at Cinetic Media, working on the Banksy documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” After a short time at Cinetic, he got an opportunity to work under veteran Hollywood and Broadway producer Scott Rudin. During his time at SRP, Zeus worked on films including “The Social Network,” “True Grit,” “The Dictator,” and the original theater production of “Book of Mormon.” He’s also boarded projects produced by Terry Leonard, Mynette Louie, Peter Berg, and Academy Award Winning director Ross Kauffman.

As an independent producer, he develops new, compelling projects under his company Zeus Pictures. His films have screened at Sitges, SXSW, Tribeca, Fantastic Fest, Cleveland International, Sarasota, Tallgrass, L.A. Shorts, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Santa Barbara, Fantaspoa, and many others. As he continues to write, produce, and acquire feature length projects, he is also developing his first television series with a veteran TV writer/showrunner and Sundance Film Festival adviser, and he has partnered with Animetropolis on two adult-animation T.V series. Zeus was born in the United Kingdom, raised in Athens, Greece, and has studied film in both New York and Texas. In addition to his creative endeavors, Zeus also serves as a board member for The Nikolas Symposium, a charity founded by his parents to find a cure for LCH, a rare disease that affects his brother Nikolas.