Alex Kalymnios

Drama director for television and film
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Biography

Alex Kalymnios has most recently directed Salem Series 2 in the US for Fox 21 and WGN America, and Cleveland Abduction for Sony Pictures and Lifetime. Previously Alex directed the Bafta Cymru nominated Becoming Human, a teen spin off of Being Human. After gaining over 1.5 million hits online the show received critical acclaim when it was broadcast on BBC3.

Alex directed four hour-long specials of Hollyoaks Laters, which received a big social media following for its cinematic storytelling, authorial vision and dark storylines. Alex has also directed numerous blocks of TV drama including BBC’s flagship shows-Waterloo Road and Eastenders- The Cut, Seacht (in Irish Gaelic) and Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and Hollyoaks Laters (Season 1, 2 & 5).

Alex also directs for film. Her first short film- More Than a Job's Worth- won Best New Director at the Greenwich Film Festival and was shortlisted for Best Short at the Raindance East Festival. As a result of the film's success, Alex was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus. Her short, The Green Fairy, was screened at the LA International Short Film Festival and was selected as one of the British Council's shorts. Alex’s first feature The Ugly List is currently being developed by I-features, Creative England.

Prior to this, as a BBC Directors Academy graduate, Alex was picked by Broadcast Magazine as one of their Hotshots in their annual review of young, upcoming talent. Alex is represented by Roy Ashton and Sean Barclay for TV and Sandra Lucchesi for Film at The Gersh Agency in the USA.

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Film

Director

Producer Jessica Levick
Writer Abby Ajayi
 
I-Features/Creative England
 
Producer Pauline Doidge
Writer Dougal Irvine
Starring
  • Kate Ceridwen
  • Marcus Charles
  • Tania Kereishi
  • Lucy Moses
  •  
    The Drama Centre
     

    TV

    Director

    Producer Brannon Braga and Adam Simon (Executive)
    Starring
  • Janet Montgomery
  • Shane West
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    Series 2

    Fox 21 for WGN America
     
    Producer Lifetime Television
    Writer Stephen Tolkin
    Starring
  • Taryn Manning
  • Raymond Cruz
  • Joe Morton
  • Pam Grier
  •  
    Sony Pictures Television for Lifetime
     
    Producer Simon Meyers
    Starring
  • Laurie Brett
  • Angus Deayton
  • Melanie Hill
  • Zoe Lucker
  •  

    Long-running drama series which follows the lives of teachers and pupils in a British comprehensive school.

    Shed Productions for BBC1
     
    Eastenders
    4 x 30'
    Producer Sarah Beeson, Sharon Batten
    Writer Katie Douglas
     
    BBC1's long running drama set in East London, series produced by Lorraine Newman.
    BBC In house for BBCOne
     
    Producer Jane Steventon
    Writer Heather Robson
    Starring
  • Jorgie Porter
  • Rachel Shenton
  • Emmett J. Scanlan
  • Dylan Llewellyn
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    Alex directed 4 episodes of the fifth series of the late night Hollyoaks spin-off.


    Lime Pictures for E4
     
    Creator Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus
    Starring
  • Jason Done
  • Eleanor Chaudry
  • Daniel Chalky
  • Amy Porter
  •  
    Shed Productions for BBC One
     
    Eastenders
    4 x 30'
     
    BBC for BBC1
     
    Becoming Human
    Nominated BAFTA Cymru 2012
    9 x 6.30'
    Producer Hannah Thomas
    Writer Biran Dooley
    Starring
  • Josh Brown
  • Leila Mimmack
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    BAFTA Cymru nominated Becoming Human, is the online spin-off of Being Human and follows a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost as they try to solve a murder whilst simultaneously coming to terms with who they are.

    Touchpaper
     
    Eastenders
    4 x 30'
    Producer Lorraine Newman
    Writer Colin Wyatt
    Starring
  • Liam Bergin
  • Keir Charles
  • Rita Simons
  • Barbara Windsor
  •  
    BBC1's long running drama set in East London, series produced by Diederick Santer
    BBC
     
    The Cut
    5 x 25'
    Producer Pete Gibbons
    Writer Al Smith
    Starring
  • Scarlett Bowman
  • Jess Dickens
  • Lara Goodison
  •  
    Alex opened the second series of the BBC Switch teen drama The Cut
    BBC Switch for BBC 2
     
    Producer Bryan Kirkwood
    Writer Daran Little, Heather Robson
    Starring
  • Loui Batley
  • Sonny Flood
  • Zoe Lister
  • Andrew Moss
  •  
    Opening two episodes of a week long Hollyoaks Later special for E4
    Lime Pictures for Channel 4
     
    Writer Jessica Lea
    Starring
  • Loui Batley
  • Hollie-Jay Bowes
  • Zoe Lister
  • Glen Wallace
  •  
    Final episode of a week long Hollyoaks Later speical for Channel 4
    Lime Pictures for Channel 4
     
    Seacht
    4 x25'
    Producer Louise McCreesh
    Writer Stuart Drennan
    Starring
  • Michelle Beamish
  • Linda Bhreathach
  • Alana Henderson
  • Andrew Kavanagh
  •  
    Lead director on Irish teen drama for BBC Northern Ireland
    BBC Northern Ireland for BBC
     
    Hollyoaks
    17 x 30'
    Producer Lucy Allan / Bryan Kirkwood
    Starring
  • Sonny Flood
  • Jim Miller
  • Andrew Moss
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    Lime Pictures long running Chester set drama for Channel 4
    Lime Pictures for Channel 4