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Athos Kyriakides

Script reader
Athos Kyriakides headshot

Athos Kyriakides started his career in Los Angeles with renowned U.S. company October Films working in development and acquisitions. During his time there he worked on Lars Von Trier’s ‘The Idiots’, Mike Leigh’s ‘Secrets and Lies’, Robert Altman’s ‘Cookie’s Fortune’, and Charlie Kauffman’s ‘Being John Malkovich.’ He has also worked in London as a story-editor for the British Film Council (Development Fund), Film Four, BBC Drama and Pathe.

Returning to South Africa, he was appointed Head of Development for Dv8 Films and oversaw the development and publicity of eight feature films, including, ‘Max & Mona’, ‘Forgiveness’, ‘The Flyer’, ‘Jerusalema’ and ‘Crazy Monkey: Straight Outta Benoni’. He also worked on the acclaimed educational drama ‘Tsha Tsha’ (for SABC) as a script editor on the first season and as a writer on the fourth season. He’s written more than 150 episodes and 80 storylines for ETV’s popular soap ‘Scandal’.

He is currently based in London working as a script consultant/reader for Paramount Pictures and Momentum Pictures respectively.