ALIKI DANEZI KNUTSEN CV

EDUCATION

New York University (NYU), Tisch School of the Arts
September 1991 – May 1994
. Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 1994
. Major in Film Production (Directing/Screenwriting) . Minor in Philosophy . United Nations Education Grant

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles
September 1990-May 1991 . Courses in Film Theory

New School University, Graduate Faculty, New York
September 2000- May 2002
. Masters in Philosophy . Fulbright Scholar 2000-2002
. Thesis – Human Nature and Storytelling (Greek Philosophy/French Phenomenology), New York 2006

FILMOGRAPHY

Chinatown –The Three Shelters (91‘)
Writer/Director
Co-Production– Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee/ Roads and Oranges Film Productions (Cyprus)/ Highway Productions (Greece)/Seahorse S.A. (Cyprus) / Black Orange S.A. ( Greece)
. SEE Network Fund . Mediterranean Film Institute (Script Development) . Equinox Script Development (Germany)
.Partucipated in Balkan Fund and Crossroads (Thesalloniki Film Festival), Arista Screen Lab – Italy (Media Programme)

Bar (90’ Fiction)
Writer/Director – Cyprus/Greece/Uruguay 2003
Co-production: Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee, National Greek Television (ERT S.A), XL Films (Uruguay), Nicholas S.T. Moller (Denmark), Roads and Oranges Films. Thesalloniki Film Festival – Official Selection of the International Competition Montevideo Film Festival – Official Selection .Rome international Film Festival – Official Selection .Greek Independents – United States Screenings (Chicago, Museum of Modern Image New York, San Fransisco Greek Film Festival)

KaRavanSarai (52’ Music Documentary)
Director– Morocco/London/Paris 1998
Co-Production: Center For World Dialogue, Fez Music Festival, YellowNet (London), Roads and Oranges Films (Cyprus) Festival of the Arab World – San Fransisco
Broadcasted by National Greek Television

Roads and Oranges (97’ Fiction)
Writer/ Director – Nicosia 1996
Co-Production: Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee, Greek Film Center, AMER Research International, Lumier TV (Cyprus), Roads and Oranges Film Productions. Montevideo Film Festival 1997 (Special Mention)
Greek National Awards 1997 (Quality Distinction)

Other projects include documentary footage about the opening of the road blocks in Cyprus, in 2003, as well as a short film adapted from Gabriel Garcia Marquez short story Eyes of a Blue Dog.

THEATER

CALIGULA by Albert Camus
Director
Pireus Municipal Theater, Megaron Mousikis Thessaloniki
February 2017 -– April 2017
Producer: Stefi TheaterWorks / Roads and Oranges Productions
Cast: Yiannis Stankoglou, Theodora Tzimou, Ieronimos Kaletsanos, Stela Fygoreni, Michalis Afolayan, Kostas Nikouli, Dimitris Kitsos and others
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by Tennessee Williams
Director
Latsia Municipal Theater – Nicosia, Cyprus December 2015 -– March 2016
Producer: Theatro Lexi
Cast: Ch. Pavlidou, N. Poursanides, Y. Christodoulidou,  S.Sopilis and others
I AM ANOTHER by Michael Azar
Director /Translator
Ex Machina Theater – Athens, and Athinon Theater. Greece Winter Tour, October 2013 -– May 2014
Producer: Syn Epi Productions/Yiannis Stankoglou / Roads and Oranges
Cast: Yiannis StankoglouGETHSEMANE by David Hare
Director / Adaptation
Cyprus National Theater (THOC) March – May 2013LIVES OF OTHERS by Albert Ostermayer
Adaptation / Director
At Theseum – A Theater for the Arts, Athens – December 2012 – April 2013
Producer: George Lykiardopoulos / Highway Productions
Cast : Anna Mascha, Manolis Mavrommatakis, Fanis Mouratidis, Georgos Symeonidis, Kostas Mperikopoulos

HURLY BURLY by David Rabe
Director/Translator
Cyprus National Theater (THOC) March – May 2011

FESTEN by Thomas Vintenberg, M. Rukov, B. Hansen / Adapted for the stage by David Eldridge
Translator / Director
At Theseum- A Theater for the Arts, Athens – October 2006 – February 2007
Producer: George Lykiardopoulos
Cast: C. Markoulakis, T. Bazaka, A. Mylonas and others
*Rated among the 10 most popular productions of 2006-7

CLOSER by Patrick Marber
Director
New York 2000-2001
Cast: Yiannis Stankoglou, Kalliopi Tzermani, Daphne Manousou and others.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

LIGHT DESIGNER for several plays and performances

FILM MAKING INTENSIVE COURSES – Vortex Studio, Athens
2004 to 2006
Organized and taught intensive film workshops

“THEATER OF CHANCES” – Acting School
Teaches Acting for Film and Directing

La MaMa Theater E.T.C – New York
1992 to 1995
Sound and light engineer for several theater productions.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Note: We will gladly provide additiona audiovisual material if necessary