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I'm Mirella.

Writer. Filmmaker. Storyteller. Story Analyst

 
 
Apollonian Media

What's there to know?

Mirella Christou is a multiple award-winning writer. She's a three-time Alfred P. Sloan Prize winner, twice for her script "Seven Eternities," and once for "Push It!". She's the recipient of a fellowship at Film Independent in its Episodic Lab, sponsored by Netflix. She's been invited to a number of notable festivals for her writing, including the North Fork TV Festival (sponsored by The Gersh Agency), the Athena Film Festival Writers Lab (March, 2022), and the Austin Film Festival (Oct, 2022). Her feature screenplay "Lady Electric" made the "It List" of the Best unproduced scripts. The short film version is available to stream on The Reel Women's Network.

Mirella comes from a career in journalism and television news producing at some of the biggest global firms, where she covered stories of national and international import. She completed her MFA at NYU's Tisch School for the Arts in Dramatic Writing.

Mirella has carved a niche of utilizing IP and bios to launch adventures of the unexpected. Her work is exciting and highly topical, yet is rooted in history as well as literature.

 
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"A UNIQUE AND DYNAMIC AUTHORIAL VOICE"

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SELECTED AT NORTH FORK TV FESTIVAL

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NEW TV SERIES ABOUT PSYCHEDELIC RESEARCH

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2022 Athena Writers Lab selects Mirella and her project.

Inaugural Pitch Forum invites Mirella to participate at North Fork.

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Sloan Science & Film Interviews Mirella to learn more about "Seven Eternities" television project.

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Mirella selected as an Episodic Lab Fellow, backed by Netflix.

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SELECTED AT ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL WRITERS LAB

 
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"A fantstic script. Original, well-written and heart stopping" 

- THE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA

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Me & My Style

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A marriage of intellectual-driven (Apollonian) and intuitive-emotional (Dionysian). My banner is Apollonian Media.

Professionally, I've been involved in print and television journalism, screenplay analysis, film as a multi-hyphenate director-writer-producer-editor, documentary research, as well as ghostwriting and commercial writing for global clients. My concern for the cosmos is communicated through creative expression. We are all meaning-making machines and stories are the most potent technology for transmitting knowledge. Film's superpower is its ability to effortlessly dissolve boundaries. I'm a student of the archetypal foundations of storytelling as described by Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and Mircea Eliade. 

My work has been inspired by many multi-faceted artists. If the Criterion Collection cornered me into its closet, I'd pick works from: Jane Campion, Richard Linklater, Charlie Kaufman, Julian Schnabel, Jacques Audiard, Wong Kar-Wai, Céline Sciamma, Stanley Kubrick, Bergman. Some of my favorite TV shows are Mad Men, Top of the Lake, Russian Doll, Black Mirror.

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