24 Mar Scriptwriter of the Month: Alexandros Kostopoulos
Greek director and scriptwriter, who graduated Directing at Film and TV School of L. Stavrakos in Athens but is also holding a PhD in Informatics is this month’s Scriptwriter of the Month. To find out a bit more about Alexandros check out his MTSW profile here.
• What makes the 5 films on your Top 5 list so special?
They narrate “usual” stories in an “unusual” way.
• Why did you decide to go into film?
It’s fascinating to create a new universe with its own laws.
• Commercial films or art house?
There is no dilemma, as long as it moves me.
• How and when did you begin writing?
I began writing when I was fifteen. My first attempt was when I wrote a humorous adaptation of “Antigone” (Sophocles play).
• Where do you like to write the most?
Although I prefer writing when I am at the beach, I am usually more productive at home.
• What kind of music do you listen to while writing?
Classical music and film soundtracks.
• Where do ideas come from?
From memories, as well as anything that triggers my emotions.
• If you could go anywhere in space and time, where would that be?
United States in the 40s.