Alexandros Kostopoulos

Scriptwriter

Born:

09.01.1984, Athens (Greece)

Education: 

BA in Directing, Film and TV School of L. Stavrakos, Athens, Greece

PhD in Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business

Place of Residence:

Athens (Greece)

Writes in Languages:

Greek, English

Biography

Kostopoulos’ short film FIRST SWIM participated in several international film festivals, including Trieste, Foyle (Special recognition), Athens, Olympia, etc. His animated short film THE ISLAND OF ZEBRA is financed by the Greek Film Center and the Greek broadcaster. He participated in several script workshops and pitching labs (MFI, Drama Pitching Lab, Olympia Creative Ideas) and has been awarded by the Scriptwriters’ Guild of Greece. Kostopoulos has written a feature film script, and two theatrical plays. He works as a director and editor in Cinema and TV and collaborates with OIFF as a tutor for the Film Workshop “From Comic Books To Directing”.

Sample of previous work

Projects in development

THE ISLAND OF ZEBRA

short animated
developed script  

In a distant country, when someone turns 70, he is transported via a zebra-drawn carriage, to a castle built on an island, as he can no longer offer to the community. Little Clio wants to reach the island, seeking her beloved grand-father.

Attached to the project: director, producer
Looking for: 2D animation studio

Keywords: zebra, elderly, toys

More from Projects

Filmography and Awards

2021 FIRST SWIM, short, writer/director – Foyle Film Festival: Special Recognition
2020 SPEED OF LIGHT, documentary, writer/director

My five favourite films

  1. Citizen Kane (1941)
    by Orson Welles
  2. Notorious (1946)
    by Alfred Hitchcock
  3. Persona (1966)
    by Ingmar Bergman
  4. Rain Man (1988)
    by Barry Levinson
  5. About Elly (2009)
    by Asghar Farhadi

Favourite scene I wrote

1. EXT. PROVINCIAL SEASIDE ROAD – DAY

[OPENING CREDITS – BLACK]

Inside a moving car.

MARGARITA (off)

Come on, Dad! You promised!

ARIS (off)

I already told you, no!

MARGARITA (off)

Tomorrow, we’re leaving the island!

DAPHNE (off)

Darling, we’re scared. You’re still too young.

MARGARITA (off)

I don’t care. I’m not putting on water wings today!

ARIS (off)

Margarita, enough already!

MARGARITA (off)

You’re a liar!

ARIS (off)

Do you want me to discipline you or what?

DAPHNE (off)

Aris, look straight and drive

MARGARITA (off)

Mom!

DAPHNE (off)

Be careful!

Sudden braking. A dog is fatally hit by the car.

[END OF OPENING CREDITS]

My favourite film quote

I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.

The Godfather (1972)