M.A in Fine and Applied Arts, School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University Thessaloniki
New York College Educational Group in Athens. Film and T.V studies
Ismene Daskarolis is an awarded filmmaker currently living in Athens and Berlin. She graduated from the School of Fine and Applied arts in Thessaloniki in 2012, specializing in video art, installation and painting. Previously she studied Film and Television at the New York College in Athens.
She has written, directed and produced three short films and co-written a feature. Her work varies among narrative shorts, experimental shorts, video art and dance films and has been screened and gained distinctions in multiple international film festivals.
Since 2014 she works as Chief Editor of the Film department at Exostis Press, and continues to write in other publications. Her work as a film critic internationally has been published at Nisimazine and Cineuropa, among other sites.
first draft of the script
In 2067 the world is slowly coming to an end. Growing up in a decaying society, Kate and Ovid must find their lifepaths and seek a way out.
Attached to the project: co-writer, director, producer
Looking for: co-producer
Keywords: sci-fi, global warming, virtual reality, coming of age
first draft of the script
Greece and Germany. Two lands at opposites throughout their thousand year co-existence. A fiction – documentary based on accounts by young half Greeks half Germans. A young man and a young woman travel on a train. Each station resembles pieces of their historical past. The train is Europe and it is on fire.
Attached to the project: director
Looking for: co-writer, producer, co-producer
Keywords: history, europe, biopic, international relations
2015 ARTOS, experimental narrative short, writer/director/producer
2014 THE GIFT OF THE MAGI, narrative short based on a short story by O’Henry, writer/director/producer – Micro m Film Festival: Best Short Film Audience Award
2012 UNKNOWN PI, dance film, writer/director/producer
2011 HOSTESS!, feature film by Christos Karabelas, co-writer/assistant director/musical direction
INT. CLASSROOM – DAY
Ms Clemens stands in front of the class. Kate, Young Ovid, Simon and Matthiew are all present.
The class cheers.
A few hands stick up in the air. Kate sits at her desk texting in code on her CONSOLE.
Kate opens a file on her CONSOLE. An animal with a shocked look on its face and writing above. “If abortion is murder, then is a blow-job cannibalism?”
Kate looks up.
The class looks at her and giggles awkwardly. Simon and Ovid eye each other.
Young Ovid receives a message from Simon. ON SCREEN: „Check out Matt.“ Ovid turns to look at Matthiew who’s picking his nose. He giggles with Simon. He receives another message. ON SCREEN: SHARED WITH SIMON, OVID, MATTHIEW. A photo of him picking his nose. Matthiew looks up at them upset.
The class fills with giggles.
Class roars a laugh.
Young Ovid receives a message from Simon. ON SCREEN: „WTF is up with her?“ (An animation appears of a man standing in front of a tank waving a flag). Ovid giggles.
Ovid puts his CONSOLE down startled and looks at her like everyone else.
Ms Clemens tries to speak.
Simon sends a message to Young Ovid. ON SCREEN: (An animation that claps slowly with the tagline “Slow Clap”).
Ms Clemens stops herself. Kate looks up at her angered. The electricity turns back on.
Ms Clemens is stunned. Silence in the classroom. She turns on the INTERACTIVE GLOBE and turns to the class.
Ms Clemens approaches her desk furiously.
Kate looks at her.
“Sir. Sir. Pity you’re not here with me. You would understand everything. Look. The sea is all around. And we are destined to sail forever, to live forever.”
Russian Ark (2002)