KONSTANTINOS KOUTSOLIOTAS

DIRECTING CINEMATOGRAPHY VFX SKETCHBOOK ABOUT

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ABOUT

Konstantinos (Kostas) is an award-winning director, cinematographer and vfx artist based in London and Montreal. He is also the head of 3D at Melancholy Star, a boutique studio specializing in feature film production and visual effects.

ROLE BREAKDOWN

His second feature as a director, "THE FEAR OF LOOKING UP" premiered in 2019 at Fantaspoa Film Festival, and won BEST FILM at Hell de Janiero Film Festival.

Kostas’ award winning first feature "The Winter" screened in over a dozen festivals internationally and has been released in the US to rave reviews. Buzzfeed named it one of the 5 films not to miss for the month of April 2016. Melancholy Star's "THE BOOK OF BIRDIE" directed by Elizabeth Schuch earned Kostas The 'Best Cinematograhy Award" in the Int. Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and currently is doing the festival rounds and available on demand in the US and Canada.

 

CLIENTS | PROJECTS FOR:

AWARDS, ETC

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - THE BOOK OF BIRDIE (CINEMATOGRAPHER) - BROOKLYN HORROR FESTIVAL

BEST FX - THE BOOK OF BIRDIE (VFX) - FKM FESTIVAL DE CINEMA FANTASTICO DA CORUNA

NOSTIMON IMAR DIRECTOR’S AWARD - THE WINTER - CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

NOMINEE: BEST SET DESIGN - THE WINTER (DIRECTOR) - GREEK ACADEMY AWARDS

NOMINEE: MELIES D’ARGENT - THE WINTER (DIRECTOR) - IMAGINE FILM FESTIVAL

NOMINEE: GOLDEN APHRODITE - THE WINTER (DIRECTOR) - CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

BEST MUSIC VIDEO - ‘FLOAT’ BY FLOGGING MOLLY (VFX/TECH DIRECTOR) - BRITISH ANIMATION AWARDS

BEST MUSIC VIDEO - ‘FLOAT’ BY FLOGGING MOLLY (VFX/TECH DIRECTOR) - ANNECY AWARDS

NOMINEE(2x): MELIES D’ARGENT - GAMERZ (LEAD VFX)

NOMINEE: BAFTA, SCOTLAND - ‘CELEPHAIS’ (ANIMATION STUDENT FILM PROJECT)

FILM PRODUCTION

Kostas is the co-director/producer of production company MELANCHOLY STAR, creating VFX and ART for all media, as well as producing features.

FEATURES: THE WINTER, THE BOOK OF BIRDIE, THE FEAR OF LOOKING UP

TRAINING

M.PHIL. | 2D/3D ANIMATION - THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART

M.A. | APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES - UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

INTERNATIONAL

EU CITIZEN - GREECE, UK AND CANADA RESIDENCY

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (Fully Fluent, Masters Degree level, Cute Accent) | GREEK (Native)