Welcome to One Man Band Films
One Man Band Films Inc. is a Montreal-based production company founded by multiple award-winning filmmaker Christos Sourligas. The company’s three main objectives are to: 1) create / develop, 2) produce, and 3) sell 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 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.
OMBF, in concert with others, is currently developing three (3) highly-commercial feature films (WEDDING CAKE; sequel to ELEPHANT SHOES, THE SESSION, and BLUE ZONE; a romance / fantasy story set on a remote Greek island), and several scripted and non-scripted television series. As well, the company is tirelessly creating, developing, packaging and selling film and television projects for third parties. OMBF has a reasonable reserve of funds for future projects, and seeks out 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 television series and feature films to international film festivals and television markets. Point of fact, Christos Sourligas has worked over 20 years as a television series distributor for various large to medium-sized production companies. He regularly attends national and international television sales conferences and markets.
Christos Sourligas is a scriptwriter, bestselling author, producer, award-winning director, actor, innovator and disruptor.
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 shot entirely on smartphones. Christos’ short film PARK EX. was awarded the Canadian Multicultural Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He 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’ recently authored a #1 bestselling cookbook based on his mom’s Greek recipes and is distributed worldwide through publishing behemoth Simon & Schuster. He also stars in nationally-renown filmmaker Tony Asimakopoulos’ short film, MOONSHADOWS.
In his previous career, Christos worked as a television series distributor. During his 12-year tenure as Vice President, 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. He also helped found ComedyPro, the most important annual global gathering of the biggest players in the comedy world. Following that, Christos went on to work for prestigious production companies such as QuebeComm, Encore Television, Dakota Pictures (Los Angeles), and Media Ranch.
For over 20 years, he’s been mentoring emerging and veteran filmmakers, storytellers and other creatives. Christos 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 (McGill University “Industry Insider Sessions”, Montreal Film Group, Youth Employment Services, French for the Future) in various roles including programming and promotion, as a board member, jury head and juror. As well, he’s an advisory committee member for Water For African Women; a Senegalese non-profit organization that enhances the economic development, dignity and quality of life for West African women and their families through solar-powered market gardens which grow harvests of food and related returns.
Dockside to Bedside: 100 Years of Herzl
Documentary filmmaker Ezra Soiferman spends a year as a fly-on-the-wall at Montreal’s Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre, examining the history, evolution, and present day of North America’a first free medical clinic as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.
A travel show that seeks out the most impressive geek collections.
Uncovers the captivating life stories of the city’s most colorful personalities and celebrates the various cultures that make Montreal a unique city.
Filmmaker and Television Producer, Christos Sourligas, Creates BESTSELLING Cookbook Based on his Mama’s Greek Food Recipes!
“Who doesn’t love Greek food? Years ago, I was invited to Greece to write an article about its cuisine and I had the privilege to stay with a local Greek family. That family’s sense of generosity and pride came rushing back to me when I read Christos’s family recipes and memories.”
— Ricardo Larrivée, chef and owner of Cafe Ricardo, host of Ricardo and Friends (Food Network), and author of Vegetables First
MY BIG FAT GREEK COOKBOOK is a comprehensive, contemporary overview of Greek food, recipes, and family culture as documented by the son of a Greek immigrant as his mother, Evdokia Antginas, neared the end of her life.
I am not a famous cook nor a celebrity chef. This cookbook was born out of necessity, after my mother was given 12-18 months to live by her doctors. I felt the need to honor this woman while she was still alive by preserving her priceless recipes so that generations to come could savor her life’s flavors. Her recipes are what I call legit rustic mountain village peasant food. My family is from Arcadia, Greece; a simple and magical place idealized by Romantic poets like Lord Byron, Shelley, Keats. Nature. Pasture. Utopia. Where the wilderness is unspoiled and the mountainous landscape so vast, it forces you to connect with the bounty that is… life. These rural mountain recipes are very different from the typical fare found in coastal Greek cookbooks. Some examples of uncommon recipes: Stewed Okra (bamies laderes), Rabbit Stew (kouneli stifado), Jellied Tripe Soup (pikti patsa), Boiled Goat (gida vrasti), and Quince Spoon Sweet (glyko kydoni).
The cookbook was co-authored by my mother… She survived World War II and the devastating Greek Civil War, then immigrated to Canada in the mid-1960’s. This book is my love letter to her for all the sacrifices she made to give us the life she never had. I am so blessed to have my mother continue to be an incredible presence in my life, and I want to share her inspirational energy and wisdom with the world, via the food that means so much to her.
MY BIG FAT GREEK COOKBOOK is more than just a list of ingredients or series of steps, of course. It’s filled with traditional meals, memories, and tidbits of information that draw family and friends to Greek tables time and again. It has everything from iconic egg-lemon sauce to rich soups, sweet pies, and traditional delicacies like rabbit stew and octopus with pasta, accompanied by tales of Greek history and insight into cultural nuances. With stunning photographs (which Christos took!) throughout, this book is a peek into a Greek family that has achieved what so many of us yearn for: a fuller, more meaningful, and joyful life, lived simply and nourished on real, delicious meals made with love.
PRAISE FOR MY BIG FAT GREEK COOKBOOK
“Bravo, Christos. Documenting the treasure trove of recipes in a Greek kitchen isn’t easy, but it’s well worth the effort. I can’t wait to pull up a chair and join the feast!”
— Marisa Churchill, Top Chef competitor and author of Sweet & Skinny
“Christos has captured the essence of Greek home cooking through this collection of his mother’s recipes. An easy-to-read cookbook, emphasizing the simplistic beauty of Greek cuisine.”
— Peter Minaki, author of The Big Book of Mediterranean Recipes
“This cookbook is as much about love as it is about food. A love for family, a love for Greek food, and most of all, a love for the author’s mother, who expressed her affection for friends and family through her cooking. Food was her language of love, her recipes preserved for all time in this touching tribute.”
— JB Macatulad, willflyforfood.net
“Christos shows us how to make healthy and nutritious recipes, including plant-based meals, and quite honestly inspires us all to own our culture and heritage. Greek cuisine is such a powerful way of eating and surely this book will transform us all.”
— Maria Koutsogiannis, author of Mindful Vegan Meals, food stylist, photographer and writer for FoodByMaria
“The recipes in this cookbook not only represent some of the tastiest culinary dishes you will ever eat, but also the love and the passion, and the survival of what our parents went through to create a better life for us all.”
— Angelo Tsarouchas, comedian, actor, lover of food
Print & Online
Zoomer, The National Herald, EDIT, CBC Life, Salon Magazine, The Pappas Post, Ricardo, La Presse, La Metropole, MTL Times, Will Fly For Food, Slow the Cook Down, Greek City Times, Ta Nea, Park Extension News, Evdomada.
Notably, The Montreal Gazette.
Radio & Broadcast
CBC, CJAD, ELMNT FM, Agape Greek Radio, All You Can Eat Podcast, Connecting Greeks.
CBC “All in the Weekend”, Global News Morning, ICI Television “Yiayia’s Kitchen”.
Notably, CTV “THE SOCIAL” (3M weekly viewers).
FACTS & STATS
- Published by Skyhorse Publishing (New York City)
- Distributed worldwide via publishing giant Simon & Schuster (New York City)
- #1 BESTSELLER in Greek Cooking on Amazon for 3 months
- SOLD OUT 1st printing in just 2 months
- Going into 5th printing (Autumn 2021)
- SOLD OUT book signings in bookstores and other retail shops
Amazon Ratings: 4.4 out of 5
One Man Band Films Inc.
Montreal, QC CANADA
T: 514 502-2722