Mario Theodorou

Director, Writer


Emily Smith

Mario is an award-winning writer and director with an eclectic body of work across drama and comedy. He first came to prominence when his debut sitcom was picked up by Sharon Horgan and co-optioned by Bwark and Merman. He was then selected for the prestigious BBC Drama Room and Drama Writer’s Programme and named on the BBC Hotlist of 200 emerging talents.

Having gained original commissions for BBC Drama and Sky, Mario also released his first radio play, The Cyprus Missing, on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds. His short films Anonymous, Echo and The Gifted Hypothesis have picked up numerous awards on the international film festival circuit, including selections and nominations for multiple Oscar, Bafta and BIFA qualifying film festivals.

Mario is currently working on several projects in development, including as writer/creator of an original six-part comedy series, due to shoot later this year, and his first feature film which he is developing with the BFI. Mario has also signed a book deal for his Victorian crime caper series, Felix Grey, due for international publication in early 2025. Mario is a Bafta Connect member and a committee member on the Kingston International Film Festival board.

Bafta Connect 2022

Bafta x BFI Network Crew 2021

BBC Drama Writer’s Programme alum 2019

BBC Drama Room alum 2018



The Master Forger 


Single (Sky, 1 x 25’)



Pilot (BBC, 1 x 60’)

Untold Epics


Series (Sprout Pictures, 6 x 30’)



The Cyprus Missing 


(BBC Radio 4 / BBC Sounds, 60’)



The Gifted Hypothesis (short)


British Shirt Film Awards – (Nominated – Best Director, Best Score, Best Drama)

Cannes Shorts (Winner – Best Drama)

British Urban Film Festival (In Competition – BAFTA & BIFA Qualifying)

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (BAFTA Qualifying)

Manchester International Film Festival (In Competition – BIFA Qualifying)

Gold Movie Awards – Semi-Finalist (Best Drama)

Anonymous (short)


Austin Film Festival (Short Film Award Nominee – Oscar Qualifying)

FIFF (Winner – Best Narrative Short & Best Male Actor)

Perfect Ward (short)


Berlin Flash Festival (Winner)

Echo (short)


Apex Film Awards (Winner)



Felix Grey and the Descendant (historical fiction)


Neem Tree Press

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