Christina Eliopoulos is presently releasing her second documentary feature. In DEMON ON WHEELS, a former speed demon and bootlegger, now a 67-year old mechanic in a sleepy Catskills town, sets out to restore and race the prized car of his wild youth, a 1968 Mustang that was hidden away for more than 35 years. The film, which begins as a rollicking look at how one young gun got his thrills in this amazing car, evolves into a story of a love triangle: for every garage hero and weekend racer, there’s the hot rod widow who loves him, and what happens when a car becomes, “the other woman.” DEMON ON WHEELS is available on VOD platforms, cable on demand, and iTunes October 13. http://www.demononwheels.com
GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK, a personal look at how eminent domain affects a family and a small town, had its premiere on PBS in May of 2009 and was broadcast on PBS stations across the country through 2012. The film, which is often cited in curricula and used as a teaching tool in universities, law schools and colleges across the country, was Christina’s first documentary feature.
In conjunction the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, Christina directed and produced, STORMING FOR THE VOTE, a documentary on voting rights and voter suppression, and challenges in the voting landscape post Hurricane Sandy. https://vimeo.com/75917193
Additionally, she recently completed, THE PORTRAIT PROJECT, a documentary short about 4th graders in Afghanistan, Haiti, New York City, and Big Stone Gap, Virginia who become friends through an arts and cultural exchange program. http://theportraitproject.org/
Additionally, she has directed music videos, numerous documentary shorts and promotional films in partnership with Executive Producer Beth Kinder at Waif & Stray/Free Market Films. http://freemarketfilms.com/
Christina’s narrative work reflects her interests in fantasy, science fiction and female identity. “The Schaduwen,” a supernatural thriller set on Staten Island, is a television series presently in development.
Christina began her creative career as an actress. It was an exhilarating but brief adventure. She was working as journalist, while still an undergraduate at New York University. “The Wall Within,” a CBS Special Reports hour-long documentary hosted by Dan Rather, was an in-depth exploration of post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans and an investigative account of treatment lapses and misdiagnosis within the Veteran’s Administration network of care facilities, based on a series of her articles that appeared in Newsday, the Baltimore Sun, The Stamford Advocate and the sister papers of The Los Angeles Times/Washington Post News Service
Ms. Eliopoulos resides with her husband and daughter in New Jersey. She is fluent in Greek and conversant in French. More excerpts of her work in writing and film can be seen at http://www.celiop.com
Grant Winning Project: DEMON ON WHEELS