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Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case

It is the story of a bored and jaded female private-eye, who takes on another seemingly open and shut case of infidelity, only to put herself in grave danger when it turns out that the cheating spouse is, in fact, a professional killer.

  • Iannis Aliferis
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  • Crime/Mystery Film and Writing Festival
    January 20, 2019
    A Top 10 Screenplay 2018
  • Tagore International Film Festival
    West Bengal, India
    May 28, 2021
    Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival
    Kolkata, India
    July 30, 2021
    Phenomenal Attainment Award
  • Indo French International Film Festival
    July 23, 2021
    Semi-Finalist Best Feature Script/Screenplay
  • World Film Carnival - Singapore
    September 16, 2021
    Feature Script
  • Hong Kong Indie Film Festival
    Hong Kong
    September 30, 2021
    Semi-Finalist Best Unproduced Script
  • GLIFF - Golden Lemur
    July 1, 2021
    Best Feature Screenplay
  • Gold Star Movie Awards
    July 1, 2021
    Best Thriller Script
  • Vancouver Independent Film Festival
    Vancouver, Canada
    January 1, 2022
    Quarterfinalist Best Unproduced Script
  • Madrid Arthouse Film Festival
    Madrid, Spain
    February 1, 2022
    Semi-Finalist Best Unproduced Feature Script
  • Rio de Janeiro World Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    March 1, 2022
    Quarterfinalist Best Unproduced Script
  • LA Sun Film Fest LA Sun Film Fest
    Los Angeles, USA
    December 17, 2021
    Best Unproduced Script/Official Selection
  • LA Indies
    Los Angeles, USA
    September 6, 2021
    Best Script/Official Selection
  • Kosice International Film Festival
    Kosice, Slovakia
    November 4, 2021
    Thriller Screenplay/Official Selection
  • New York Independent Cinema Awards
    New York, USA
    September 2, 2021
    Best Unproduced Screenplay/Official Selection
  • Toronto Film Magazine Fest
    Toronto, Canada
    August 5, 2021
    Best Screenplay/Official Selection
  • HIFF - HALO International Film Festival
    Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    July 25, 2021
    Best Feature Screenplay/Official Selcetion
  • Chicago Indie Film Awards
    Chicago, USA
    June 8, 2021
    Best Unproduced script/Official Selection
  • Manhattan Film Festival
    New York, USA
    May 4, 2022
    Finalist for Script
Writer Biography - Iannis Aliferis

Iannis is a multi-award-winning writer and filmmaker. His romantic dramedy script "Only Loves Matters" won a Gold Award for Original Screenplay from the Hollywood Gold Awards, the film of which is currently undergoing a successful festival run, while his noir thriller screenplay “Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case” was a Semi-Finalist at the Hong Kong Indie Film Festival 2021 and his romantic action comedy script “Valentina, Relationship Killer” won Best Unproduced Screenplay at the Berlin International Art Film Festival. Prior to that, his dramedy screenplay "Mary and Dionysus" was a Semi-Finalist at the Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Competition 2018 as well as reaching the Quarterfinals at the 2019 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting competition and his short film "Headz" won a Gold Lion Award at the2016 London Film Awards. When not writing screenplays or making films, he scribes short stories and comic books. He also loves to eat and sleep. He’s a sucker for rakomelo, dark chocolate, and honey. Finally, he's a firm believer that humankind was at its best during the thousands of years of hunting and gathering but knows that, unfortunately, he wouldn't last two days alone in the wilderness.

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Writer Statement

"Samantha Rutledge P.I: A Killer Case" is a detective noir thriller inspired by such classics as “The Maltese Falcon” (1941), and “The Big Sleep” (1946), but with a modern approach and sensibility. Samantha Rutledge is a female version of Sam Spade as she finds herself in a dangerous cat and mouse game with a menacing foe - making her wish for the days where all she seemed to get were endless cases of infidelity.