Christos Kardana

christos.kardana@raindance.co.uk

Tutor Bio 

Christos grew up between two cultures – English suburbia and the Greek Cypriot coast. A Marine Biology graduate, undertaking study and research between the UK and US, Christos lived and worked predominately in Asia, including The Maldives, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia completing various contracts in dive expedition. He combined these experiences towards working as an underwater cameraman, merging his love for the ocean with his passion for storytelling. Returning to the UK in 2010, he worked as a technical operator in television, whilst focusing on developing his screenwriting/filmmaking. During this time he also completed the negotiated Raindance MA and co-founded a development company called Craven Street with a fellow student. Completing over eight short form projects, Christos then produced conceptual supernatural thriller – Astral starring Frank Dillane (Fear the Walking Dead, In the Heart of the Sea), financed through a pitched SEIS scheme. Christos is now focusing on developing his voice as a writer/director staying true to intimate character driven dramas. Currently in development is short film Blood, set in the London amateur boxing world and Numbers, a contemporary feature film examining unlikely friendships and sacrifice.

Creative areas of interest 

Main areas of interest are the craft of screenwriting (creative strategies to help uncover your voice and efficiency of practice) and visual approaches – how to develop cinematic methods against resources in finding the right shooting strategy for the context of story/character.

Mentoring strengths

– Advise in negotiating professional set practices on low-budget platforms and meeting legislative obligations. 

– Cast and crew troubleshooting techniques and how to prepare for dealing with potential creative pitfalls during high-pressured shoots.

– Screenwriting approaches (uncovering techniques applicable to you as an individual).

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Key Facts

Tuition fees: £11,950
Length: 1 Year Full Time or 2 Years Part Time
Based: London or Online

Contact Us

Email us at masters@raindance.org

UK or Europe call +44(0)207 930 3412

U.S. or Canada call 1.855.595.RAIN