Writer / Director Elias Plagianos’ film and television projects have won Best Director, Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best TV Pilot, and Best Actor awards for his cast at over 75 International Film Festivals including 10 of MovieMaker Magazines list of Top 25 and Top 50 Festivals.
In addition to his creative work behind the camera, he is a partner at the new media startup venture “Zero Channel”. Their first project (written and directed by Plagianos) “Shoot Me Nicely” stars iconic actors Linda Hamilton and William Sadler. Shoot Me Nicely won over 40 awards at international festivals, including being named Best Independent TV Pilot by Sky TV, Europe’s largest media broadcaster, at Snowdance, and winning Best TV Pilot at the Academy qualifying Hollyshorts in Los Angeles.
Elias recently directed and produced “Distemper” from a grant by the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, produced the Australian film "Rancour" for Blumhouse-owned CryptTV, and is currently in development on several feature film and new media projects including his latest award winning film "Sombra City", a future noir filmed in Havana, Cuba.
For the past 2 years Elias has been the Artistic Director for the North Fork TV Festival. He is very proud of his work curating submissions and working with top industry show-runners and executives to highlight diverse, independent voices and be a champion of independent television.