George C. Siougas

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

George is from Athens and moved to the UK to study at the London Film School, where he made 5 short films which competed in more than 50 festivals worldwide and won between them 5 Grand Prixs and 4 Best Director awards. Two of these shorts have since gone on to be used as examples of “High Quality and Vision” in the film school’s curriculum.

George returned to Greece in 2002 after being headhunted to direct Close Your Eyes, a No1 rated prime-time hour-long weekly drama for Mega TV. The series went on to become one of the most popular series in the history of Greek TV and won 5 awards at the 2003 Hellenic TV Awards, including Best Director.

Burning Heads (aka “To Gala”), his debut feature, was completed in 2012. It was nominated for 11 awards by the Hellenic Film Academy that year including Best Director, and went on to win Best Actor and Best Actress awards at Alexandria Film Festival (2012) and Best actor and Best Film in London Greek Film Festival (2012). In addition, it was selected to close the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival in 2012.

George is currently one of the Directors on the High End TV Stepping Up Scheme run by the NFTS.

In Development

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BILLY BUDD

Feature adaptation of the novel by Herman Melville, adapted by Brad Birch

OMEGA

Argonauts Productions

Feature

GINO BARTALI PROJECT

Canalot Films

Feature

Television

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EMMERDALE

2018 - 2019

ITV

HOLLYOAKS

2015 - 2019

Channel 4

SO AWKWARD

2016 - 2017

CBBC

Film

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2011

Odeon / CL Productions, Faliro House Productions

Nominated 11 awards by the Hellenic Film Academy including Best Director,
Winner Best Actor & Best Actress awards at Alexandria Film Festival (2012)
Winner Best actor & Best Film in London Greek Film Festival (2012)
Selected to close the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (2012)

Short Films

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THE FRIDGE

Winner 3 awards at Drama Film Festival Greece including Best Director & Best Actor
Winner Best Short & Best Director awards in the Tribeca, Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles short film festivals

LOVE TENDER

Winner Best Sci-Fi Greece
Winner Best Short Screenplay Tel Aviv

SKIN FLICK

Winner Best Short San Diego

B-MOVIE STATUS

Winner Best Short at the Moscow International Film Festival