Louie Athanasiou

Louie Athanasiou

Actor, filmmaker and singer in Melbourne, Australia

About Louie

Multi talented entertainer, DJ, singer, children's host, radio / TV presenter, writer, video / audio editor, director, producer, actor, extra and voice over artist

Various productions at school as well as improv sessions, stand up monologues and ghost writing for comedy sitcoms.

Interactive host / comedian for bawdy shows and trivia nights.

Radio / TV presenter for multicultural and out door Moomba events.

Children's interactive host and presenter

Completed the on air announcing and journalism course with Chris Heaney's Radio School in 1988.

Completed the introduction to film making and directing course with John Gauci in 1989. After completion, filmed corporate events and comedy sit coms.

Completed the introduction to script writing course with Randall Wallace in 1996.

Completed the instrument / improvisation acting course with Peter Sardi in 2012

Completed the 2013 screen acting course with David Willing - performing live scripts from movies and television serials such as "Casablanca", "The Wire" and "Scrubs".

Completed the advanced screen acting course - "Take 2" with David Willing.

Completed the 2013 "Acting for the Camera" workshop with Tony Nikolakopoulos (Actor, "The wog boy",etc) and Colin Budds (Award winning director "Home and away" etc.) performing live scripts from "Erin Brokovich" and "Pulp fiction" etc.

Completed the 2013 advanced "Acting for the camera workshop" with Tony and Colin performing live scripts from "A few good men", "Fatal attraction" and "No country for old men"

Completed the 2014 Big Small Acting Studio workshop with actor / trainer Andy McPhee (Sons of Anarchy, Home and Away and Saving Mr. Banks). Completed the BSAS intensive voice/ movement / accents (British, Irish & American) course with actor Kendal Rae (Neighbours, 2 Broke Girls).

Completed the 2015 one day intensive acting workshop with actor / trainer Andy McPhee.

Roles:

Bus driver (supporting) in Tony Roger's 2015 short film 'Lost souls'

Boxing coach (supporting) in Tom Gathercole & Chris Witham's 2015 film 'Full circle'

Loui - the cleaner (Supporting) in the pilot for the forthcoming 2015 / 16 TV sitcom 'Pacific Cove', by Guilty Productions.

Michael - a lawyer (Supporting) in the feature film 'Proud' - released to 143 film festivals world wide in 2015.

Morton - a restaurant owner / manager (Supporting) in the feature film 'Chloe lives' - due for major release 2015.

Office worker (Supporting) in 'The experiment', Deakin University 2014, Organizational behavior - short film project.

John (Lead) in 'The heart attack' Deakin University 2014 MBA Leadership short film project.

Louie, (Lead) restaurant owner for Qld's film co. Major Drama's 2014 corporate video for client Alsco's wet area safety mats,

Nick, (Supporting) the sleazy and foul mouthed, Euro driving instructor in Tim Quill's pilot for the 2013 sitcom 'Frontwards',

Metro ticket inspector (Supporting). in the 2013 web based 'Short bites' series,

Audition coach / script reader for the 2013 Channel 2 'Lunch date' episode - of the 'Raw nerve' trilogy,

George (Supporting) in the 2013 web based 'Altruman' sitcom. 'Altruman' has now been picked up by Ch.2 and all 6 episodes can be seen on their iview site.

Roger Mermann (Lead) obsessive / compulsive and eccentric 'Football strategy consultant and theorist' in the 2013 AFL / Hawthorn / Virgin Airlines "Go the extra mile" promotion.

Read / under studied for the role of the Father in Mohammed Hashem's 2010 play 'Teach me to cry' at the Owl and the Pussy Cat theatre, Richmond.

The Golden Horizon Theatre Company - August 2009....
'The madness of Pierrot'.
Director - Katherine Karas, Producer - Daniela Stanca

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Currently, co-writing and co-creating a live and naughty costumed Sci-fi spoof, stage show and web series 'Journey to the dark side' with famed UK actor Bill Lahey.


TV & Reality

Appeared in various music videos, multiple scenes in the Melbourne Uni / VCA telemovie "Perfection", a restaurant patron in the movie "Who's that girl", a restaurant patron - a shopper - a homeless man in the web series "My Chonny moves in", a chess player in the John Luc movie "Sucker", a patient and then a medical consultant on Channel 10 "Offspring", Channel 10 "Neighbours", Channel 9 "House Husbands", a guest / party goer in the movie "The Menkoff method", a restaurant patron in Gina Lambropoulos' film 'Escape hatch', a maternity ward visitor in the movie "Partisans", a cafe patron and a hospital health care worker in Dean Kirkright's 'Le sens de la vie', a party goer in the ABC TV series 'The Beautiful Lie', a costumed bouzouki player in Underbelly - Fat Tony and Co., an immigrant fruit picker in Channel 2 "Dr. Blake's murder mysteries", a grumpy neighbour in Tim Safiullin's Sci-Fi sit com 'Welcome to Earth', a restaurant patron in the Trop Fest short film "He says She says", a party goer in Timothy Whiting's Trop fest film "Drowning", a pamphlet deliverer in Upper Middle Bogan, a Sydney taxi driver in the Channel 7 telemovie "Never tear us apart - The untold story of INXS", a CSI forensic officer in Channel 2's "Jack Irish - Bad Debts" and as a 70's Brazilian play boy in the Channel 7 telemovie "Mrs.Biggs".

Photo shoots for APIA insurance, Metro trains, Work Care and the Victorian government initiative into preventing under age drinking.

Television commercials for NAB "Footify" campaign playing the part of a Greek cafe patron, a bus passenger for Teena under garments, a bakery customer for Officeworks, a sports spectator for the Victorian government's Drink Wise campaign, an airport traveller for VISA - China, a high school principal for the Bastow institute of educational leadership, a prospective buyer for Westpac Home Loans 'Sorry' promotion, a passer by for Four n' Twenty pies, a car driver for the TAC Interlock device campaign, Kidbet - the anti gambling children campaign and a mechanic in the Nimble small loans series.

Featured TVC roles include a vocal shopper in the Coles 'Unreal deals' promotion, the creepy factory boss for Tiger Airways and the cleaner in the 'Rhonda and Ketut' AAMI insurance "Safe driver rewards" advertisements.

Voice over artist for the Institute for the Blind, Commonwealth Bank, Richmond football club, Work Care, Baby monitors, Xbox / Microsoft voice recognition project and Tennis Australia / Rod Laver Arena.


Name: Louie Athanasiou

Lives in: Melbourne, Australia

Occupation: Actor, Filmmaker and Singer

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