Stathis Athanasiou

Stathis Athanasiou

Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Athens, Greece

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March 2012
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About Stathis

I have studied Medicine, Animation and Film Direction.

After quite a few short films that were screened and awarded at international film festivals, I was selected to participate at the 3rd Berlinale Talent Campus.

“DOS, a love story in reverse...” (2011) was my first feature film. The film was an official selection in more than 10 international festivals (NYIIFF, Hong-Kong EFF, Gijón IFF, Thessaloniki IFF et al.) and won four awards (Best Film & Audience Award at NYIFF, Best Production Design & Audience Award at Corinthian IFF).

With “Alpha” (2013-6) my team and I brought crowd-funding to Greece for the first time, creating a Transmedia Cinematic Performance that blends cinema, performance and live music for the re-telling of Antigone's myth in the 21st century.

My work in contemporary theatre and performance has traveled in such prestigious festivals as Festival d’Automne á Paris, Kunsten Festival des Artes, Wiener Festwöchen, International Theatre Festival of Belo Horizonte, Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre, Athens & Epidaurus Festival et al. with important groups like Theseum Ensemble [Michail Marmarinos] , the Greek National Theatre, the Onassis Cultural Foundation, Theatre Group Opera [Theo Abazis] et al.

In the summer of 2017 I was invited as an artist-in residence at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, where I developed a live audio-visual performance titled "Woman watches herself being looked at", with composer Stavros Gasparatos and performer Serafita Grigoriadou.

I am a proud member of ARCH, the theatre archive of the Societas Raffaello Sanzio [Romeo Castellucci, Claudia Castellucci, Chiara Guidi] and an official programmer at Slamdance Film Festival.

Unique traits: 50% of Stathis' DNA can be found in bananas and more than 98% in chimps.


  • Alpha

    Alpha (2015)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Director In a not-so-far-away future, Alpha, a conforming bourgeois woman, refuses to provide shelter to a mysterious Fugitive, for fear of putting her controlled life in danger. The Fugitive is captured and Alpha arrested and taken to the Forest, where the authorities throw the castaways and the condemned. She is put in a chair under the hanged body of the Fugitive until the authorities decide she has been punished enough. The Fugitive is her brother. She hates him. Written by Woofs

  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight (2013)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew It has been nine years since we last met Jesse and Celine, the French-American couple who once met on a train in Vienna. They now live in Paris with twin daughters, but have spent a summer in Greece on the invitation of an author colleague of Jesse's. When the vacation is over and Jesse must send his teenage son off to the States, he begins to question his life decisions, and his relationship with Celine is at risk. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

  • Dos

    Dos (2011)
    Film (Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Director Athens & Barcelona, two cities, two love stories, two languages, two realities, two couples that will never meet, two years anniversary... or is it all one?

  • Lives of Saints

    Lives of Saints (2010)
    Film (Short) Director Add a Plot »

  • Liebestod - Four Acts

    Liebestod - Four Acts (2007)
    Film (Short and Romance) Director Add a Plot »

  • Kathiste mesa

    Kathiste mesa (2006)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director I just broke up... bloody society.

  • 2004, One Year Later

    2004, One Year Later (2006)
    Film (Short) Director Add a Plot »

  • The House That Jack Broke

    The House That Jack Broke (2005)
    Film (Short and Crime) Producer Add a Plot »

  • The Artist

    The Artist (2004)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director A young artist is feeling creative.

  • The Neighbour

    The Neighbour (2004)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director Add a Plot »

  • Oi filoi mou ta diastimakia

    Oi filoi mou ta diastimakia (2003)
    Film (Animation, Short, Family and Sci-Fi) Animation department Add a Plot »

  • Speira

    Speira (2002)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Crime and Fantasy) Director Add a Plot »


  • Special Screening at Slamdance for Alpha

  • Best International Feature for "DOS - a love story in reverse" at NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

  • Audience Award for "DOS - a love story in reverse" at NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

  • Audience Award for "DOS - a love story in reverse" at Corinthian International FIlm Festival

  • Production Design Award for "DOS - a love story in reverse" at Corinthian International FIlm Festival

  • Best Film for "LIEBESTOD - Four Acts" at Open Cinema, St.Petersburg

  • Best Film for "LIEBESTOD - Four Acts" at Patras Int.Film Festival

  • Best Short Film for "Stay Inside" at Barcelona Solo Para Cortos

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