TV, FILM, RADIO, AUTHOR
Mario is an award-winning, London based writer. His recent commissions include; The Master Forger (Sky) and Coward (BBC). Last year he released The Cyprus Missing on BBC Radio 4 and Anonymous, his Soho based short film which picked up numerous awards on the international film festival circuit, including a nomination for the Oscar-qualifying, Austin Film Festival.
Mario was also selected by the BBC for their prestigious Drama Writer's Programme and has since been named in the BBC's top emerging talent list. He is currently working on a number of projects in development with Trapeze Entertainment, Riff Raff, Sprout Pictures, Sevenseas Films and Unstoppable TV.
He has also completed his first novel, Felix Grey and the Descendant, which is now available in Paperback and as an eBook at
The Cyprus Missing
Althea, a Greek Cypriot who has spent her adult life in London, has always believed that her father was killed in action during the Cypriot conflict of 1974. But a chance discovery causes her to question her family history, and go in search of answers within London’s Cypriot community
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“An emotionally honest and engaging film.”
AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
Anonymous is a short film, focussing on the impact of commercial progress and gentrification in the UK, seen through the eyes of an ageing transvestite failing to come to terms with the changing face of Soho. The story follows a day in the life of Mimi as she attempts to navigate her way through a once familiar Soho that is becoming increasingly alien to her. Having been a cabaret performer in the late seventies - a time when live entertainment was common place in Soho - Mimi continues to perform her art to an ever decreasing and less encoring audience, whilst iconic venues close their doors around her in favour of redevelopment. With her life and sanctuary changing at a rate of knots, Mimi's sense of identity and self is challenged and she is given the choice of either clinging to the past or accepting the steamroller of progress.
Known as the “Writers Festival” since its inception 25 years ago, Austin Film Festival recognizes the importance of narrative at the core of filmmaking. By celebrating the work of storytellers; those committed to crafting intricate worlds, fully-formed characters, and diverse perspectives, AFF bolsters its reputation as a champion for the creator.
Academy Award Qualifying Festival
THE BBC TV DRAMA WRITERS' PROGRAMME 2018
Laura Mackie & Sally Haynes, Mainstreet Pictures said: "Mainstreet are always on the lookout for exciting new voices and are delighted to be a part of the BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme which enables us to mentor an emerging writing talent. We're extremely lucky to be working with Mario Theodorou who has incredibly distinctive ideas that we look forward to helping him develop over the coming year.”
The Legend of Night and Day is the first in a series of mythological short stories concentrating on the complex relationship between life and the natural world. The book is aimed at children and plays on many of the topics and moral issues they face growing up in the modern world.
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