Alexandros Kostopoulos

Scriptwriter

Born:

09.01.1984, Athens (Greece)

Education: 

PhD in Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Businees

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

Place of Residence:

Athens (Greece)

Writes in Languages:

Greek, English

Biography

During his film studies, Alexandros wrote the screenplay and directed 6 short films in several formats (e.g., film 16mm, 3-camera setup, mini DV). He participated as an editor and assistant director in several short films, documentaries and TV shows. During his school years, he wrote and directed the theatrical play “The new adventures of Antigoni”.

Sample of previous work

Projects in development

BR(E)AKING POINT

short fiction
developed script

Peter, a 100-meter youth front-runner, refuses to use anabolic drugs as suggested by his coach. After winning the Olympic Games Qualifiers, he realizes that he was given anabolic steroids without being aware of it.

Attached to the project: director, producer
Looking for: co-producer

KeywordsSports, Anabolic steroids, Olympic Games, Track and Field

ΤΟ ΠΡΏΤΟ ΤΑΞΊΔΙ ΤΟΥ ΟΔΥΣΣΈΑ / THE FIRST VOYAGE OF ULYSSES

short fiction
developed script  

Little Ulysses comes across a refugee boy, lying dead on the shore and takes him for a trip with his inflatable boat. When Ulysses’ father realises that his son is safe, he abandons boat chasing, being unaware of refugee’s presence.

Attached to the project: director, producer
Looking for: co-writer, co-producer 

KeywordsRefugees, Sea, Family

More from Projects

Filmography and Awards

2014 STEP INTO MY SHOES, short, writer/director

My five favourite films

  1. Sunrise (1927)
    by F. W. Murnau
  2. M (1931)
    by Fritz Lang
  3. About Elly (2009)
    by Asghar Farhadi
  4. A Girl in Black (1956)
    by Michael Cacoyannis
  5. Eternity and a Day (1998)
    by Theodoros Angelopoulos

Favourite scene I wrote

8. EXT. BEACH – MORNING

Alexandros is shaking his hurt hand, which is not bleeding anymore.

MARINA

Do you feel better now?

ALEXANDROS

Come on, Marina!

MARINA

(Warmly and sexy)

I think you are in a very surly

mood for the last few days…

Marina takes Alexandros’ hurt hand and kisses it. Alexandros is smiling. Marina looks at Ulysses’ ball, which is moving back and forth on the shore.

The weather is quite windy. Marina looks at the sea, where Ulysses’ boat is moving farther.

MARINA

(Scared, shouting towards the

boat)

Ulysses! Ulysses!

(To Alexandros)

The kid!

Alexandros sees the boat and dives within the sea. Marina is crying and looking at Alexandros, who is swimming towards the boat. Alexandros swims very fast. He gasps, but then he continues swimming. He approaches the boat, but the wind moves the boat even farther.

MARINA

(Crying and shouting towards the

boat)

Ulysses! Ulysses!

Ulysses is coming running from the next beach, behind the rock. He wears only the one arm float.

ULYSSES

(Joyfully yelling)

Mum! Mum!

Ulysses is running towards Marina. He is wet and he is coughing. Marina is also running towards him and hugs him, feeling relieved.

ULYSSES

(Coughing, but being excited)

Mum! I did it!

MARINA

What‘s the matter, my baby?

ULYSSES

I swam! Alone! Using only one arm

float! There was also a little

kid there!

 

MARINA

(Shouting towards the sea)

Alexandros!

ULYSSES

Do you hear me, mummy? Alone!

Marina takes Ulysses in her arms, and shouts again towards Alexandros.

MARINA

Alexandros!

Alexandros continues swimming frantically. He hears Marina shouting, but he continues swimming.

MARINA

(Shouting louder)

Alexandros!

As Alexandros continues to swim to the boat, he hears Marina’s voice from a distance. He turns his head to the beach and identifies that Ulysses is in the arms of his mother, safe. Alexandros, relieved, abandons the boat chasing. He reaches the beach, being breathless. Marina takes a towel, and covers the wet bodies of Ulysses and Alexandros. The family is hugging tightly. The boat, carrying the body of the dead child, draws away in the deep sea. Ulysses is staring at the boat.

My favourite film quote

“This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

Casablanca (1942)