Stephan Takkides

The Millionaire Resort (2015) – HD video

The Millionaire Resort

The Millionaire Resort is shot at the site of a housing development of that name at the end of the seafront road leading out of the city of Limassol in Cyprus. It is modelled on the developers' marketing film, mimicking its length, structure and editing, and using royalty-free music and sounds chosen to approximate its soundtrack. Unlike the promotional film, which uses aspirational stock imagery and rendered plans, the video shows the actual scrubland and beach where the housing will be built – an unkempt wilderness between the last hotel and a disused power station and quarry.