My Life in Ruins


1h 35m 2009

Brief Synopsis

A Greek tour guide named Georgia attempts to recapture her kefi (Greek for "mojo") by guiding a ragtag group of tourists around Greece and showing them the beauty of her native land. Along the way, she manages to open their eyes to the wonders of an exotic foreign land while beginning to see the wor

Film Details

Also Known As
My Big Fat Greek Summer
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
2009
Production Company
20th Century Fox Studio Facilities; Armanda De La Cueva; Atlantic Film (Sweden); Cinefinance; Construcciones Moya; Echo Bridge Entertainment; El Ranchito; Getty Images; Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman; Kanzaman; Kanzaman S.A.; Lark International; Look! Effects, Inc.; Mediterránea Audición, S.L; Mensavision; Modern VideoFilm; Newman Scoring Stage; Picturemill; Playtone; Pop Sound; R.C. Baral & Company, Inc.; Rafael Servicios De Catering Sl; Santiago Casado; Southern Sun; Special Treats Productions; System Grip; Todd-Ao; Totally Entertainment; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Atlantic; Belga Films; Blitz-Cine Star; Bontonfilm; Cathay Film Organization; Cine; Distribution Company; Einhorn (Austria); Empire; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); Fox Searchlight Pictures; Hollywood Entertainment (Greece); Imagem Filmes; Independent Films (If); MediaPro Pictures; Mediapro; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Pinema; Prime Pictures; Sam Film; Splendid Film Gmbh; Ster-Kinekor; Tatra Film; Valentim De Carvalho (Vc); Vertice Cine; Videa S.P.A
Location
Greece

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

A Greek tour guide named Georgia attempts to recapture her kefi (Greek for "mojo") by guiding a ragtag group of tourists around Greece and showing them the beauty of her native land. Along the way, she manages to open their eyes to the wonders of an exotic foreign land while beginning to see the world through a new set of eyes in the process.

Crew

Cesar Abades

Special Effects Technician

Oscar Abades

Special Effects Technician

Reyes Abades

Special Effects Supervisor

Jeff Abberley

Executive Producer

David Acereto

Camera Operator

Nikos Adamakis

Crane Grip

Jorge Adrados

Boom Operator

Patricia Aguirre

Set Costumer

Mark Albela

Coproducer

Alejandra Albert

Costumes

Juan Alcaide

Carpenter

Jost Luis Alcaine

Director Of Photography

Jost Luis Alcaine

Dp/Cinematographer

Vaso Allagianni

Song

Luis Alonzo

Production Assistant

Deva Anderson

Music Supervisor

Alejandra Andres

Finance Manager

Tasos Andrikoupoulos

Driver

Jaymo & Andy George

Song

David Anguita

Dailies

Dimitri Apostolou

Assistant Director

Juan Aracil

Driver

Detritus Aramburu

Other

Sonia Aranzabal

Set Decorator

Aida Argüelles

Transportation Captain

Mark Arnell

Song

Diego Arroyo

Stunts

Ilias Asvestopoulos

Song

Triantaphyllos Athanassopoulos

Electrician

Alex Auriema

Art Department

Michalis Avatagelos

Song

José Manuel Bailón

Stunts

Konstantinos Bakoyiannis

Electrician

Juan C Barbieri

Driver

Errikos Bari-mian

Location Assistant

Nuria Barrio

Costumer

Francisco Barrionuevo

Assistant Director

Felix Berges

Visual Effects Supervisor

Felix Berges

Visual Effects

Irving Berlin

Song

Bradford Berling

Graphic Designer

Eduardo Berrelleza

Office Runner

Leon Bigiu

Carpenter

Derek Bird

Visual Effects Supervisor

Julia Blackman

Executive Producer

Mihai Blaga

Carpenter

Alejandro Blanco

Wardrobe

Jose M Bombin

Property Master

Federico Botella

Props

Shawn J. Broes

Visual Effects Editor

Inaka Bruna

Props Buyer

Danny Burke

Props Buyer

Kevin Burns

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Maria Cabello

Production Coordinator

Ivan Calatayud

Construction

Sonsoles Canes

Medic

Miguel Canosa

Storyboard Artist

Camino Capellin

Stunts

Albert Carreras

Camera Operator

David Carretero

Director Of Photography

David Carretero

Dp/Cinematographer

Jeff Carson

Music Editor

Santiago Casado

Cable Operator

Manuel Casla

Props

Juan Ramon Castano

Sound Department

Maralyn Causley

Script Supervisor

Francisco Javier Cayuelas

Art Department

Bryan Cerezo

Best Boy Grip

David Chagoyen

Production Assistant

David Chapman

Production Designer

Giannis Chinos

Loader

Michalis Christoforatos

Gaffer

Michelle Chydzik

Producer

Chandra Cogburn

Song

Chandra Cogburn

Song Performer

Adrian Colbert

Film Lab

Chad Cole

Painter

Michael Collins

Digital Effects Artist

Fernando Contreras

Carpenter

Nicky Cook

Song

Danut Corci

Carpenter

Danilo Cotto

Painter

Benito Benitez Crespo

Stunts

Armanda De La Cueva

Cable Operator

Jose A De La Fuente

Electrician

Pedro De La Fuente

Construction

Raul De La Fuente

Painter

Patricia De La Uz

Transportation Manager

Albert Dedeu

Driver

Antonio Del Olmo

Driver

Cristiano Delogu

Dailies

Elena Dentopoulou

Driver

Alessandra Di Pietro

Driver

Eva Diaz

Camera Focus Puller

Pedro Doblado

Loader

Luis Doce

Props

Antonio Calvo Dominguez

Assistant

Christos Douros

Camera Focus Puller

Lorin Dreyfuss

Stand-In

Cristina Ecija

Production Manager

Victor Ennis

Supervising Sound Editor

Kasey Erokhin

Makeup

David Escarabajal

Painter

Bubi Escobar

Set Costumer

Adriano Fabio

Dailies

Frederic Fabrega

Driver

Richard Fábrega

Driver

Ismael Fernández

Loader

José A Fernández

Best Boy Grip

Julio Fernandez

Key Grip

Roberto Fernandez

Loader

Veronica Fernandez

Accountant

Alejandro Ferreira

Driver

April Ferry

Costume Designer

Tal Fiala

Executive

Sylvia Fierro

Publicity

Beltrán Figueroa

Office Runner

Paul Flinchbaugh

Sound Department

Sara Formicola

Dailies

Manu Fortín

Dailies

Jenny Foster

Visual Effects Producer

Panagiotis Fotiou

Assistant Director

Marty Frasu

Consultant

Peter Friedlander

Coproducer

Peter Friedlander

Associate Producer

Ana Gallardo

Driver

Fernando Yubero Gambero

Welder

Alvaro Garcia

Loader

Esperanza García

Office Runner

German Garcia

Models

Jorge García

Other

Paco García

Art Department

Ricardo Garcia

Props

Silvana García

Medic

Mario Gargallo

Software Engineer

Andrea Gargano

Dailies

Jose L Garrido

Carpenter

Lionel Garrote

Video Assist/Playback

Gregg Garvin

Colorist

Makis Gazis

Casting

Dimitris Gerbinis

Special Effects

Hector Gika

Sound Effects Editor

Jack Gill

Unit Director

Giorgio Giordano

Dailies

Giorgos Gioulis

Driver

Vasilis Gioulis

Driver

Christos Gitakos

Driver

Gary Goetzman

Executive Producer

Luis Gomez

Painter

Miguel Angel Gomez

Driver

Sandra Gomez

Stunts

Roberto Gonzalez

Dailies

Javier Gonzalez Duato

Construction Manager

Thomas Graham

Music

Santiago Guallart

Driver

Lorenzo Guerrero

Production Assistant

Lorenzo Guerrero

Assistant Location Manager

Estefanía Gutierrez

Caterer

Manuel Gutiérrez

Driver

Manos Hadjidakis

Song

Jerry Hall

Digital Effects Artist

Tom Hanks

Executive Producer

Giannis Hatzisoglou

Song

Mar Henche

Production Accountant

Jim Hensz

Assistant Director

Rojeanne Herbel

Post-Production Accountant

Daniel Hernandez

Coordinator

Penélope Hernández

Medic

Tanya Noel Hill

Music Editor

María Hinojosa

Assistant

Yiannis Hionis

Carpenter

Leah Holmes

Post-Production Accountant

Babis Houvardas

Camera Focus Puller

Lala Huete

Costume Designer

David Hughes

Finance Manager

Pablo Hugues

Props

Christina Hwang

Visual Effects Producer

Luis Iborra

Driver

Josu Inchaustegui

Camera Operator

Daniel S Irwin

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Teresa Isasi

Photography

Camilla-valentine Isola

Casting

Daniel Izar Del La Fuente

Props

Stefan Jacobs

Finance Manager

Sheila Jaffe

Casting

Asia Jarzyna

Assistant Production Coordinator

Eugenio Jimenez

Stunts

Kenneth L Johnson

Sound Effects Editor

Ma Jesús Juberias

Dailies

Jose Juez

Hairdresser

Laurent Juillet

Song

Anastasios Kabosos

Driver

Alexandros Kakaniaris

Assistant

Alexandros Kakoliris

Medic

Yiorgos Kaloyiannis

Driver

Irini Kapniari

Medic

Paris Karagiorgos

Location Manager

Thanasis Karampelas

Grip

Gerasimos Karvounis

On-Set Dresser

Sofia Kastanara

Production Accountant

Film Details

Also Known As
My Big Fat Greek Summer
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
2009
Production Company
20th Century Fox Studio Facilities; Armanda De La Cueva; Atlantic Film (Sweden); Cinefinance; Construcciones Moya; Echo Bridge Entertainment; El Ranchito; Getty Images; Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman; Kanzaman; Kanzaman S.A.; Lark International; Look! Effects, Inc.; Mediterránea Audición, S.L; Mensavision; Modern VideoFilm; Newman Scoring Stage; Picturemill; Playtone; Pop Sound; R.C. Baral & Company, Inc.; Rafael Servicios De Catering Sl; Santiago Casado; Southern Sun; Special Treats Productions; System Grip; Todd-Ao; Totally Entertainment; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Atlantic; Belga Films; Blitz-Cine Star; Bontonfilm; Cathay Film Organization; Cine; Distribution Company; Einhorn (Austria); Empire; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); Fox Searchlight Pictures; Hollywood Entertainment (Greece); Imagem Filmes; Independent Films (If); MediaPro Pictures; Mediapro; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Pinema; Prime Pictures; Sam Film; Splendid Film Gmbh; Ster-Kinekor; Tatra Film; Valentim De Carvalho (Vc); Vertice Cine; Videa S.P.A
Location
Greece

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 5, 2009

Released in United States on Video October 6, 2009

Released in United States 2009

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Galas) April 22-May 3, 2009.

The first film production in history given a permit to shoot inside the famed Acropolis in Athens.

Released in United States Summer June 5, 2009

Released in United States on Video October 6, 2009

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Galas) April 22-May 3, 2009.)