Demeter Stavropoulos

Scriptwriter

Born:

31.01.1984, Komotini, Greece

Education: 

Filmmaking, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Digital Arts Post Graduation Studies, Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece

Archeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Place of Residence:

Athens (Greece)

Writes in Languages:

Greek, English

Biography

Demeter studied Archeology & Filmmaking in Thessaloniki & attended Animation Classes in University of Leeds, UK. During her studies she participated in Script Development Workshops: Four Corners, Script Development Program of Greek Film Center, Sarajevo Talents. She moved to Athens for a diploma in Digital Arts through a scholarship of Onassis Foundation. Her student short films was screened in Thessaloniki International Film Festival, AVDP etc. LATER APHRODITES is her first short after graduating.  

Sample of previous work

Projects in development

KHADIJA / HAPPY

short fiction
developed script 

A psychological approach to the end of female adolescence of a young Romani woman who moves from her hometown to Athens to follow her dream and become a dancer; but she gets caught up in a whirlwind of drugs and law bending, becoming a misfit who immerses on the sidelines of a hostile metropolis.

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

Keywords: happiness, connection, freedom, addiction, dream, illusion, reality

THE GIRAFFE DANCE

short fiction
developed script 

The Giraffe Dance (a healing and transformative dance of the African nomadic race !Kung) describes Artemis’ relationship with her father after the death of her mother unfolding the socio-political commentary on the intervention in nature by a businessman who exploits the Africans of their region.

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

Keywords: healing, transformation, nature, civilisation, evolution, Africans, horses

A MAN FROM ANOTHER ERA (I MUST LEARN TO BE SOMEONE ELSE TO BE MYSELF)

feature fiction
first draft of the script

Α painful experience of freedom: A young Olympic medalist travels to the moon experiencing a kind of mutation like that experienced by a baby in the womb.  

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

Keywords: Olympic games, space trips, transgender, hi-tech

 

More from Projects

Filmography and Awards

2019 LATER APHRODITES, short film, writer/director – Script aclaim (older draft) by the Guild of Greek Scriptwriters, Fest-New Directors New Films Festival Pitching Forum: Goldcrest Post Production Award, Cyprus International Film Festival: Golden Aphrodite Best Greek Short Film Award, Athens Marathon International Film Festival: Best New Director Honourable Mention, International Film Festival of Crete: Honourable Mention, Golden Harvest Film Festival: Best Drama

My five favourite films

  1. Lost Highway (1997)
    by David Lynch
  2. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    by Darren Aronofsky
  3. The House that Jack Built (2018)
    by Lars von Trier
  4. The Florida Project (2017)
    by Sean Baker
  5. American Honey (2016)
    by Andrea Arnold

Favourite scene I wrote

INT. HAIRDRESSER’S- DAY 

JENNY (35, juice, with blond curly hair, in high heels)
is finishing with a WOMAN CUSTOMER’S (38) hair. At the
background, Melanie is sweeping the floor, wearing her
apron.

The woman customer pays and leaves. Jenny is at the till,
Melanie continues sweeping.

A CAR stops outside and honks.

Jenny checks her watch shares the MONEY from the TILL and
gives some to Melanie. Melanie farewells her with a wink.
Jenny gets out of the hairdressers. Melanie WATCHES her by
the SHOWCASE. They greet again and Jenny enters the car.
The car speeds off. Melanie remains alone. She approaches
the door, locks and pull down the drapes.

She leaves the BROOM in a corner and looks herself in the
MIRROR.

She approaches the till and opens it. See finds a STRONG
FAST FURNITURE GLUE. She is ready to take it, she hesitates
but she finally grabs it.

She sits in a chair and takes off her brown wig.

She fills up enough strong glue inside another blond wig
and places it on her bald head.

She brushes the wig’s blonde hair and WATCHES herself in
the mirror.

My favourite film quote

Paterson: Morning, Donny.

Donny: Ready to roll Paterson?

Paterson: Yeah. Everything okay?

Donny: Well, know that you ask. No, not really. My kid needs braces on her teeth, my car needs a transmission job, my wife wants me to take her to Florida but I am behind on the mortgage payments, my uncle called from India and he needs money for my niece’s wedding and I got this strange rash on my back. You name it brother. How about you?

Paterson: Ι am okay.


Peterson (2016)