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About Alex

A political scientist and research analyst (graduate of KCL, UCL, SOAS, LSJ among other courses) by profession turned to screenwriting and film&TV related research.

With an extensive research experience (primarily political and social but also risk and business orientated) in various roles and in more than one countries mainly from 2004 to 2012, I am now at the beginning of my involvement with screenwriting while I also look to gain experience and work within any aspect of research for film, TV and any other related production for documentary and fiction programmes.

I completed my first short film LUCY (Writer/Producer) back in Dec 2015 with a fair list of selections given the low budget and the entirely private production with some distinctions already. At the same time I m looking to increase my experience in certain aspects of film and I can travel and easily relocate for the purposes of a project between Athens where I currently reside, the UK and Europe.

I am currently writing my second commissioned feature script having completed my first commissioned script (details below) in June.

The projects listed are my main filmmaking experience and involvement thus far whilst I have completed further 3 short script, a feature script treatment a two synopses for feature scripts aimed to start at a future time.

The start and my first credit as shown above was my short film LUCY, completed in December 2015 and 2016 was devoted pretty much on the writing of some other projects and managing Lucy's festival submissions and overall promotion.

Since the start of 2017, as you can see above I was fortunate and happy enough to be involved in feature script writing starting with the Blue Room, my first commissioned work and currently the Venom of the Viper, a project that is to be completed by 2018.

Other than the research conducted for my scriptwriting and drawing from my relatively diverse research background between 2005 and 2013, some research-related experience includes the project EarthProSeed as described above as well as for the purposes of the drafting of a TV mini doc series proposal submitted to the Greek ERT network for consideration.

I finally aim at shooting my short script Stasis*, completed earlier this year with a director and a two actors already attached, selected at the finals of a major film festival/script contest in Mexico (further details cannot be revealed at this point).

Please mail for the link to Lucy to Vimeo along with the password for specific purposes only. A trailer of the film can be found here: https://vimeo.com/148221324

Link to my main CV including all publications and research projects can be found here:
https://www.slideshare.net/AlexisGiann/alex-giannoulis-full-resume-71411688

Link to all Lucy's Selections, Awards and Commercial Deals can be found here:
https://www.slideshare.net/AlexisGiann/lucy-selections-and-awards-71431151

Loglines

  • Stasis*

    Stasis* Mystery Thriller Horror Film-noir Driving back from a friend's wedding in the Highlands, Jeff his brother Mark and fiancee Elena eventually get lost on the road having a near-deadly accident. Having to abandon the car they end up at a run down motel by the road where Jack, the barman explains to them that the only way out of there, is through getting out of their personal darkness.

  • Poster Girl

    Poster Girl Budget: $100K - $1M | Action Fantasy Taken by force away from what she thought of as home, a very special and beautiful girl, in a world where beauty as a concept is non-existent, is taking a journey into the city and human nature, in a search of her family and true identity.

  • Window in Blue

    Window in Blue Mystery Thriller Drama A sexually ambiguous, young foreign artist is trying to find his voice and himself in the big town. A weird individual he eventually takes down a path whose end is surprising for all, even more so for him.

  • Lucy

    Lucy Drama "When love is enough to replace any void"

  • A Day with a Professional

    A Day with a Professional Documentary The man behind the profession, the profession behind the man. 

Credits

  • The Window in Blue

    The Window in Blue (2017)
    Film by Tamas Mesmer Writer Based on an original story by James B Gunn

  • Venom of the Viper

    Venom of the Viper (2017)
    Film by GlobalFilma Screenwriter (First draft) My second commissioned script as Script Writer, the film is aimed to be complete by early 2018 to be shot in the UK and continental Europe. Venom of the Viper will be a drama adventure set in the near future dealing, primarily with the human nature itself and Man's choices.

  • Earth ProSeed

    Earth ProSeed (2016)
    Television by Praksis NGO / Loukas Giannatos & Stamatis Giannoulis Runner, researcher Super-foods cultivation by non farmers, TV factual series pilot episode on Goji Berry

  • Lucy

    Lucy (2015)
    Film (short) by Private (Drama) Writer, Producer An elderly childless couple have just lost their pet dog Lucy after living some 18 years together, one of many such companions in their lives. Whilst flirting with the idea of replacing it, a sudden realisation makes want to risk continuing alone this time, for whatever they have left in order to finally test their love, no matter the sacrifices...

  • A Day With  A Professional (Doc series proposal - SUBMITTED ONLY)

    A Day With A Professional (Doc series proposal - SUBMITTED ONLY) (2013)
    Documentary by N/A Concept, Proposal Writer

  • Stasis

    Stasis
    Film (short) by N/A Writer The script has been accepted at a top script contest - more info on September

Awards

  • Oaxaca FilmFest Script Contest Finalist "STASIS* (short)
    (2017)

  • Reached Top 40 at Cinequest Script Competition for 2016 with the script "A Day Alone" (Short)
    (2016)

  • Official Selection of "Lucy" (Writer, Producer) at LAIFFA (Feb 2016)
    (2016)

  • Participation of Lucy (Writer,Producer) at the NWC stand at the Marche Du Film, Cannes Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Paritipation of Lucy (Writer, Producer) at the Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Participation of Lucy script at the Scriptapalooza Scripts and Shorts Competition
    (2016)

  • Nomination for Best Screenplay for "Lucy" at the LA Short Awards (November competition)
    (2015)

  • Best Score (Bronze) & Best Leading Actress (Bronze), LA Shorts Awards for Lucy (Writer, Producer)
    (2015)

Education

  • University College London
    (1998-2002)

  • MGIMO Moscow State Institute of International Relations
    (1998-2002)

  • Universite de la Sorbonne Cours D ete
    (1998-2002)

  • Screenwriting Coach Series with Jorgen Wolff (Raindance Short Course)
    (1998-2002)

  • Raindance Fast Track (Screenwriting)
    (1998-2002)

  • Univeristy of the Aegean Summer Course on Documentary Design
    (1998-2002)

  • Kings College London
    (1998-2002)

  • School of Oriental and African Studies
    (1998-2002)

  • London School of Journalism
    (1998-2002)

  • Kazan Institute of Social Sciences
    (1998-2002)

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