Alex Theo

Screenwriter, Research

Location icon United Kingdom

A relatively newly landed screenwriter, former political scientist with enough experience in research and analysis. A graduate of UCL (SSEES), SOAS, London School of Journalism, Kings College London (among other shorter courses and seminars) with some cinematic training at Raindance London (FastTrack in Screenwriting) and the University of the Aegean (Summer course in Documentary design).

I completed my first short film LUCY (Drama, also the producer) at the end of 2015 and have written since 4 short scripts (one in Greek the rest in English) and two commissioned feature scripts with contract, one completed and one completed at the first draft level. Lucy has had 11 selections, 6 awards, two nomination since the end of 2015 while it has participated in a number of markets and other events such as the 2016 Cannes Short Film Corner and Marche Du Film, Cannes (2016). I have sold the rights of Lucy for S/VOD through New World Cinemas and for 3 TV broadcasts in Greece by the ERT Network (ERT 3 Channel).

I am currently starting work on my first, own feature script (Treatment available) while I look to produce two of my short scripts, the Greek "Ο Γυρισμος" (O Gyrismos - The Returning), a mystery/horror film based on a popular and very old Greek and Balkan folklore poem (Dead Brother's Song) and the English "Stasis*", a mystery/horror short which has thus far received the Best European Eye Award at the Oaxaca FilmFest Global Script Challenge (2017) and has been nominated for Best Short Script at the Diabolical Horror Film Festival (TBC).

My under-development project "Poster Girl" (Working title, Sci-fi Drama/Adventure) deals with the importance of beauty and attraction in a world where the concept of beauty is non-existent, experiences people falling in love for the first time after centuries and deals with the question of loosing whatever it is that makes you important in order to gain your freedom as a common man.

Finally, I have an interest in doc proposal/original idea writing and doc-related research especially within my studied field and similar topics. I have written a completed proposal, currently under consideration for high school and college students, parents and anyone interested on the issue of professional/employment orientation in Greece in view of the changing realities in the country as well as the global changes in the job market, specialisations, education in general and career options.

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FOR FULL DETAILS. LINK TO "LUCY" ON VIMEO AND PASSWORD ONLY AFTER REQUEST

Portfolio
Film Shortage
Lucy | Film Shortage

A story of a childless elderly couple having to confront their love, life and relationship all alone after they lose their last and most beloved pet dog Lucy...a day that will test their feelings but also lead them to the most wonderful realisation... facebook.com/lucyshortfilm2015 imdb.com/title/tt5057392

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