Alex Kalymnios has recently directed Scott and Bailey for Red Productions. This year she has also 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.
Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.
Long-running drama series which follows the lives of teachers and pupils in a British comprehensive school.
Alex directed 4 episodes of the fifth series of the late night Hollyoaks spin-off.
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.