“Story, as it turns out, was crucial to our evolution -- more so than opposable thumbs. Opposable thumbs let us hang on; story told us what to hang on to.” - Lisa Cron
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 Finalist at this year's Manhattan Film Festival 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.
Award Winner/Script
Lady Crimson
Roshani International film festival
Maharashtra, India
2022
Official Selection/Best Feature Screenplay
Lady Crimson
Stockholm Gold Awards // SGAIFF
Stockholm, Sweden
2022
Official Selection/Best feature Screenplay
Lady Crimson
Snow Leopard International Film Festival Madrid
Madrid, Spain
2022
Semi-Finalist Best Feature Screenplay
Luise and Melissa
Seattle Movie Awards
Seattle, USA
2022
Semi-Finalist Original Screenwriting
Luise and Melissa
Rotterdam Independent Film Festival
Rotterdam, Netherlands
2022
Official Selection/Best Unproduced Screenplay
Luise and Melissa
New York Independent Cinema Awards
New York, USA
2022
Best Script/Screenplay Winner
Luise and Melissa
Critics' Choice International Film Festival
Online
2022
Feature Script Official Selection
Act of Loyalty
Hamburg Film Awards
Hamburg, Germany
2022
Semi-Finalist Best Original Screenwriting
Act of Loyalty
Dublin World Film Festival
Dublin, Canada
2022
Story/Scriptwriting-Official Selection
Valentina, Relationship Killer
Kalakari Film Fest
Dewas, India
2022
Official Selection/Best Original Screenplay
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Arrow International Film Festival
Paris, France
2022
Finalist for Script
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Manhattan Film Festival
New York, USA
2022
Quarterfinalist Best Unproduced Script
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Rio de Janeiro World Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2022
Semi-Finalist Best Unproduced Feature Script
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Madrid Arthouse Film Festival
Madrid, Spain
2022
Quarterfinalist Best Unproduced Script
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Vancouver Independent Film Festival
Vancouver, Canada
2022
Award Winner Feature Script
Act of Loyalty
Shiny Sparkle Independent Online Film Festival
Worldwide/Online
2021
Best Characters in Horror Screenplay Winner
Demeter
Adbhooture Film Festival
Kolkata, India
2021
Horror/Thriller Screenplay Official Selection
Demeter
Nosferatu Film Festival
London, UK
2021
Best Feature Script/ Screenplay winner
Valentina, Relationship Killer
Hodu International Film Festival
Pondicherry, India
2021
Best Screenplay Winner
Valentina, Relationship Killer
Dreamz Catcher International Film Festival
Kolkata, India
2021
Best Unproduced Screenplay Winner
Valentina, Relationship Killer
Berlin International Art Film Festival
Berlin, Germany
2021
Best Feature Script/Screenplay Winner
Valentina, Relationship Killer
2 11 17 International Film Festival
TAMIL NADU, India
2021
Best Unproduced Script/Official Selection
Valentina, Relationship Killer
Toronto Film and Script Awards
Toronto, Canada
2021
Best Unproduced script/Official Selection
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Chicago Indie Film Awards
Chicago, USA
2021
Best Feature Screenplay/Official Selcetion
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
HIFF - HALO International Film Festival
Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2021
Best Screenplay/Official Selection
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Toronto Film Magazine Fest
Toronto, Canada
2021
Best Unproduced Screenplay/Official Selection
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
New York Independent Cinema Awards
New York, USA
2021
Thriller Screenplay/Official Selection
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Kosice International Film Festival
Kosice, Slovakia
2021
Best Script/Official Selection
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
LA Indies
Los Angeles, USA
2021
Best Unproduced Script/Official Selection
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
LA Sun Film Fest LA Sun Film Fest
Los Angeles, USA
2021
Best Thriller Script
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Gold Star Movie Awards
US
2021
Best Feature Screenplay
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
GLIFF - Golden Lemur
Portugal
2021
Semi-Finalist Best Unproduced Script
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Hong Kong Indie Film Festival
Hong Kong
2021
Feature Script
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
World Film Carnival - Singapore
Singapore
2021
Semi-Finalist Best Feature Script/Screenplay
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Indo French International Film Festival
PONDICHERRY
2021
Phenomenal Attainment Award
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival
Kolkata, India
2021
Outstanding Achievement Award
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Tagore International Film Festival
West Bengal, India
2021
Silver Award
Mary and Dionysus
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata, India
2021
A Top 10 Screenplay 2018
Samantha Rutledge P.I, A Killer Case
Crime/Mystery Film and Writing Festival
US
2019
Quarterfinalist
Mary and Dionysus
Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Festival
USA
2019
Semi Finalist
Mary and Dionysus
Shore Scripts Feature Screenwriting Competition
US
2018
Semi-Finalist/Music Video
Raw (music video)
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles
2018
Official Selection/Music Video
Raw (music video)
The Indie Horror Film Festival
Dekalb, IL
2018
Official Selection/Horror Themed Music Videos
Raw (music video)
A Night of Horror International Film Festival
Sydney
2017
Official Selection
Headz (short film)
Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest 2017
Bucharest
2017
Official Selection
Lady Crimson (short film)
Jehlum Short & Long Film Festival
Jehlum
2016
Silver Award
Headz (short film)
Los Angeles Film Review Independent Film Awards 2016
Los Angeles
2016
Gold Lion/Narrative Short (under 40 minutes)
Headz (short film)
London Film Awards 2016
London
2016
Official Selection
Headz (short film)
12 Months Film Festival
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj
2015
Official Selection/Short Film (60 min or less)
Headz (short film)
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles
2015
Official Selection
Headz (short film)
Portobello Film Festival 2015
London
2015
Birth City
Sydney
Current City
Athens
Ethnicity
Hellenic
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Libra
"The more things you do, the more you can do." -Lucille Ball
"I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls." -Anais Nin
"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." - Henry Miller
“Story, as it turns out, was crucial to our evolution -- more so than opposable thumbs. Opposable thumbs let us hang on; story told us what to hang on to.” - Lisa Cron
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