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About Eleanna

Eleanna was born in Athens, Greece. She has been passionate about storytelling since a very young age. She was writing stories in notebooks and made plays and films with her friends.

 

After graduating from High School, Eleanna studied Philosophy & History of Science at the Kapodestrian University of Athens. During this period she also participated in the production team of Music, Art & Technology Festivals & short Films as well. After finishing her studies in Athens, she moved to London to study  filmmaking at the London Film Academy.

Since 2014 Eleanna has worked in London as a freelance director and editor. She has directed 6 short films, the latest being “Baby A Poem" -a video poem about the pottential of a baby. She is now developing her first TV-Show.

Eleanna has been collaborating for 13 years with the theatre Fournos Center for Digital Culture (http://www.fournos-culture.gr/) in Athens where she has written and directed 5 plays for Children which have been seen by 100.000 people over the course of 12 years. In January 2019 she directed her first play for the main stage "The Promise - My Poor Marat" by Alexei Arbuzof.

In the end of January 2020 she joined the team of Yorgos Lanthimos as a 3rd AD & assistand to Ms Emma Stone in Tinos, for Lanthimos' new project for the Greek National Opera.

 

Her goal is to tell stories that will make the audience think about their emotions and relationships. Her stories are not objective but experienced through the main character’s perspective & feelings.

Being Greek and living in London, she is proud to say that she combines both English & Greek elements in her work , a melting pot or a hybrid of both cultures.

Award of Merit

2013

BEST

New Director

2013

Semi-finalist

Sundance

Screenwriter's Lab

2015

Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Benton Park Film Fe
OFFICIAL SELECTION - NukhuFest - 2018BLA
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Daily Short Pick - Film Shortage

Video Poem "Baby"

Covid - 19 Support Scheme - Greek Ministry of Arts

Short film "What's For Dinner", selected of financial support, 15th out of 1100 scripts.

 

Benton Park Film Festival 2019

Short film "Pub & Such", official selection.

Nukhu Fest 2018

Short film "Pub & Such", official selection.

 

Screencraft Film Fund Fall 2017

Short film script "Bad Reception", quarter finalists.

Sundance Screenwriter's Lab 2015

Feature script "Praying Mantis" which was considered for the International Entry and was selected to the final 20.

Best Shorts Competition 2013

Award of Merit for short film "Parson & Son"

London Greek Film Festival 2013

Best New Director award,  for short film "Do you Remember when We Used to Go to the Sea?"

 

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