Stavros Apostolopoulos, aged 22 at the time of production was born in Kimberley, South Africa to a Greek father and a Cypriot mother. At the age of 11 they relocated to Greece which is where he completed his schooling and first years of Media studies. He attended a Film and Television Directing course at the Antenna Media Studies College in Athens and graduated with high marks. In 2012 he moved to Limassol, Cyprus which is where he worked and was inspired and in late 2013 he got the opportunity to do his Masters in Filmmaking at the University of East London also receiving a scholarship from the University. He successfully completed his Masters of Arts in Filmmaking, graduating with an upper 2.1. Since graduating he has done the Project Management and Videography for a number of projects for the University of East London and University of East London Students' Union. Furthermore he has been taking part in an acting course at the Broadway Theater in Barking, London and is set to have a lead role in an upcoming theatrical production.
University of East London School of Ace Videos for Offer Holders
Commercial by University of East London School of Ace Director/Editor Videos with representatives from various courses from the school of Architecture, Computing and Engineering were requested in order to be sent out to offer holders
University of East London Students' Union Volunteer Week
Commercial by University of East London Students' Union/University of East London Director/Videographer/Editor Following International Week and Mind Body & Soul. Volunteer Week was about civic engagement and providing for others.
University of East London Students' Union Executive Team Video
Commercial by University of East London Students' Union (Short) Creator/Director/Videographer/Editor The elected executive team of the University of East London Students' Union for 2015-2016 requested an introductory video to use for the Media outlets of the University.
University of East London Students' Union International Week
Commercial by University of East London Students' Union/University of East London Director/Videographer/Editor In order to celebrate the cultural diversity of the University of East London, the Students' Union organised a number of events which I had to capture on camera and presented a total of 10 short videos along with an additional 2 one hour length discussions.
University of East London Students' Union Mind Body & Soul
Commercial by University of East London Students' Union/University of East London Director/Videographer/Editor Following International Week, the UELSU organized a number of events to engage and inform students on wellbeing.
Music (Music) Director/Videographer A song by Paloma Faith used in a Long Take. A whimsical and colorful attempt at bringing an inner world into the dull outer. Definition of Long Take: " A long take is an uninterrupted shot in a film which lasts much longer than the conventional editing pace either of the film itself or of films in general, usually lasting several minutes."
Film (short) (Comedy) Director/Main Actor/Editor Writer MediTemperamento is a short film showcasing the temperament of Mediterranean people. An Italian and a French man, lost in London. An Eastern European seducer trying her luck. A fiery Spaniola bullfighter. An Asian tourist photographing anything and everything he sees are amongst the cast of this sequence.
Film (short) (Drama) Director/Editor/Writer A short film inspired by 'The Invisible Woman'. Quotes by Charles Dickens woven into a short dialogue between Louise and Henry, two youths. A pleasure to work on with a fantastic team.
Film (short) (Comedy) Director/Writer/Editor Agape decides to visit her homeland for the first time. Because of her extremely controversial background, she embarks on a quest to find out more about her origins and herself. She meets a man her age, Aristides, who privileges family. Meeting Aristides' grandmother enlightens Agape, helping her find what she seeks, to “know thyself”. A symbolic self-discovery and baptism occur at the same spot where the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, emerged from the waves of the sea. On the little island of Cyprus, a tale of love takes place. Stavros Apostolopoulos(aka cosmostar45)' latest production is now up on YouTube! My Thesis film for my Masters at the University of East London.
Film (short) (Horror) Director A short silent black comedy by Stavros Apostolopoulos, starring Emilie Mostert and Garf Reese-White. Inspired by the television series "Desperate Housewives". One, small object, can be the centre of a psychotic woman's life. From bliss and happiness to havoc and an obsurd situation, with a dark touch at the end.
Theater (Drama) Director/Writer/Videographer/Editor
Documentary (Comedy) Director/Main Actor/Editor/Writer A mockumentary by Stavros Apostolopoulos starring Nicola Lambrianos as Penelope Papadopoulopoulopoulos and Stavros Apostolopoulos as the interviewer
A Sunday Cloud Above My Head
Film (short) (Drama) Director/Writer/Editor A Sunday Cloud Above My Head Is a Short mainly silent film. The film is based on melancholic and blue Sundays. With a short poem at the beginning and the reciting of a poem at the end(both written by cosmostar45-Stavie) the meaning of the film is made clear. The film was directed by, |Stavros Apostolopoulos(aka cosmostar45-Stavie)|. The filming of the short silent film lasted from February 2011 right until June 2011. The film was edited by Stavros, alongside his cousin |Eva Apostolopoulos| who is the producer and coordinator of the long running Sims Show: Shadows In The Dark that is broadcast on The Cosmostar45 Channel.
Valentino! Don't Look Down!
Film (short) (Drama) Director/Writer/Videographer/Editor/Main Actor "Valentino Don't Look Down!", is a surreal black romantic comedy short film. It's cosmostar45-Stavie's debut as a director as well as an actor. Stavros Apostolopoulos(cosmostar45-Stavie) brings a production based on the current economical crisis with inspiration from old romantic italian films. About The Story: Valentino is an Italian 23 year old directors assistant on a Morning Info Television Show, who lives in Athens. The film takes place on the 14th of February, which is his Nameday(a tradition in many countries in Europe and Latin America that consists of celebrating the day of the year associated with one's given name). In addition, it is his birthday. After an unfortunate event, he decides to go to the roof-top of the apartment building he lives in. He then "looks down" which leads to an interesting happening.
Antenna Media College, Athens
University Of East London