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 young Romani woman 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
Looking for: producer, co-producer

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

More from Projects

Filmography and Awards

2018 LATER APHRODITES, short film, writer/director – Script aclaim (older draft) by the Guild of Greek Scriptwriters, Goldcrest Post Production Award in Fest-New Directors New Films Festival Pitching Forum, Best Greek Short Film Award in Cyprus International Film Festival, Golden Aphrodite (CYIFF)

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, with blonde curly hair, juice, in high heels) is finishing with a CUSTOMER’S (38) hair. At the background, Melanie is sweeping the hairs from the floor, in her apron. 

The customer pays and leaves. The two women are alone. Jenny is at the till, Melanie continues sweeping. 

A CAR stops outside and honks. 

Jenny checks her watch. Melanie tells her to leave earlier with a wink. 

Jenny quickly shares the MONEY from the TILL and gives some money to Melanie. 

Jenny gets out of the hairdresser’s. Melanie WATCHES her by the hairdresser’s SHOWCASE. She is greeting her with her hand. Jennie is greeting her back and enters the car. The car speeds off. Melanie remains alone. 

She approaches the door and locks. She pulls down the drapes. 

She leaves the BROOM in a corner and LOOKS at herself in the MIRROR. 

She approaches the SERVICE DESK and opens the till. See finds a STRONG FAST GLUE for furniture’s. She is ready to take it but hesitates. Finally, she changes her mind, grabs the strong glue and close the drawer immediately. 

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

She fills up some strong glue inside a blonde 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)