Platon Theodoris is an Australian film director, producer & screenwriter.
Alvin’s Harmonious World of Opposites, Platon’s debut feature film premiered at the 2015 Revelation Perth International Film Festival and then won Best Narrative Feature at the 9th Sydney Underground Film Festival. It's North American premiere at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City was a sellout. In 2017 the film won the Special Jury Prize for Best First Feature at the 50th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.
Funded through private and corporate sponsorship Alvin’s Harmonious World of Opposites, was the first co-production between Australia and Indonesia. A bespoke theatrical release in Australia, Indonesia and the USA included screenings at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood & Chicago as well as The Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne (ACMI). The film is now available to stream or download on four VOD platforms.
Platon is currently in post-production on his second feature film The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour, adapted for the screen from the stage-play of the same name. The film is scheduled for release in 2022.
Platon has made four short films: Para-Soul, Sunrise, Lakemba & Wine Lake. These films have screened at many local and international film festivals including Singapore, Brisbane, London BFI, Busan, St Kilda, Raindance, Flickerfest and Vancouver. His most recent short Wine Lake won the Nicolas Baudin Award for Best Short Film at the Festival des Antipodes in St Tropez.
Lakemba garnered a bespoke Sydney theatrical release – a first for an Australian short film - and is available on itunes. It has screened on the London-based Shorts TV cable network in France, Germany, Turkey, Canada & U.K. Both Sunrise and ParaSoul were commissioned films with
Sunrise filmed in Cambodia & ParaSoul shot and post-produced in Indonesia.
Platon is currently in development on two feature film projects. The Unity of All Things, a drama-black comedy about conception &also a feature film adaptation of his award winning short film Wine Lake.
Carving-out an early career conceptualising and directing music videos, Platon’s eccentric work for pop bands Naif & Club Eighties both collected MTV Asia Music Video Awards for Best Video Clip. He has created over sixty music videos - including the controversial 'Platinum Ryder' for koori boxer-come- rapper Anthony Mundine.
Platon recently created a video art piece for the Club Kooky @VIVID event at the Sydney Opera House.
Moving into television commercials, Platon has directed campaigns for numerous multinationals in twelve different countries. Past clients include Stella McCartney, Nabisco, Google, Nestle, Johnson&Johnson, Yamaha, Mitsubishi, Coca-Cola & Unilever.
Platon has developed and directed work for NGO’s, charities and government agencies in Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Cambodia and Australia. Some of this work was for remote or disadvantaged communities in Western Sydney, the Pilbara region of WA and in Arnhem Land, NT. This work includes short documentaries, community health education campaigns, commercials and a television drama tasked with breaking down the stigma associated with HIV-AIDS in the PNG Highlands.
Over twenty years Platon has directed more than six hundred short-form projects across a wide range of briefs and budgets. Many of these projects had both a conceptualisation & screen writing component to them. For every single one of these projects Platon pre-visualised a story and sequence, created the mood, worked with cast & delivered a communication strategy to engage, entertain or educate an audience. Most recently he completed a short documentary for the NSW Department of Family and Community Services set in the Redfern area of Sydney, some short documentaries for Google in remote corners of Indonesia & a branded content piece for Stella McCartney’s kids online store.
Platon holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) from the University of NSW, which included a two-year film-directing component (completed on an exchange) at The Jakarta Institute of Arts in Indonesia. He continues to work as a film director, producer and screen writer across long-form narrative projects, as well as delivering eclectic video content projects for corporate, government and NGO clients.
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