Kalliopi Ismini Xekalaki

    • Production Designer
    • Art Director

    Greater London

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2015Standby Art Director
Film (Short)
The Silent Man
Charlotte Colbert
Humpty Dumpty Films
2015Production Designer
Film (Short)
The Loneliest Time
Cort Kristensen
Timebomb Pictures
2015Standby Art Director
Music Video
Lian La Havas / What You Don't
Leila & Damien De Blinkk
Wanda Productions
2015Art Director
Corporate
Institute of Wonderful ExperiencesVirgin Money & Tmp
2014 - 2015Art director & Standby
Film (Feature)
The Black Prince
Kavi Raz
MDS Films
2014Standby Art Director
Film (Feature)
Dark Signal
Edward Evers-Swindell
Yonas Films
2014Art Director
Corporate
Virgin Media: The World's Most Creative Job InterviewTwisted Hip Experimental Productions
2014Production Designer
Commercial
The Bamford Milgauss
Alex Hylands-White
Sudden Black
2014Production Designer
Music Video
Lewis Watson / Holding On
Chloe Hayward
My Accomplice
2014Art Director
Corporate
The World's Most Creative Job InterviewTwisted Hip Experimental Productions
2014Buyer
Commercial
Mitsubishi commercialFresh Film Productions Ltd
2014Production Designer
Music Video
Mark Knight / The Return of Wolfy
Jack Pirie & Alex Hylands-White
Halcyon Nights Ltd.
2013Art Director
Music Video
Coves / Cast A Shadow
Chloe Hayward
My Accomplice
2013Production Designer
Music Video
WARSNARE / Land Of Plenty
Lorraine Nolan
LorCreate
2013Standby Art Director
Film (Feature)
Bacchanalia
Gary Meyer
Godam Films
2013Production designer
Film (Feature)
Pleasure Island
Mike Doxford
Achilles Entertainment
2013Art Director
Film (Feature)
The Fitzroy
Andrew Harmer
Dresden Pictures
2013Production designer
Music Video
Olafur Arnalds / This place was a shelter
Sam Gilmore
LoB
2013Production designer
Film (Short)
The Transformation
Johnny Kevorkian
Pins and Needles Media
2012 - 2013Art Director
Film (Feature)
Scopia
Christopher Butler
Flynn Entertainment
2012Stand-by art director
Film (Docu)
Edward's Secret Mistress
David Barrie
telesgop Television
2012Set dresser
Music Video
Tom Odell / Another Love
Bella Monticelli McTiernan
HSI London
2012Art Director
Music Video
Theme Park / Two Hours
Sasha Nathwani
Salloon films
2012Production Designer
Film (Feature)
Acceptance
Richard John Tailor
Princess TV
2012Art Director
Film (Feature)
Kick
Marcus Warren
Contraption
2012Art Director
Film (Feature)
Luck
Liviu Tipurita
Win Films
2012Production Designer
Music Video
Our Man in the Bronze Age / Eyebags
Daniel Gibling
Acid Films
2011Art Director
Film (Short)
Mum's deserve flowers, don't they
Krassimir Damianov
Westminster Cinematic Arts
2011Art Director
Film (Feature)
The Enigma of Frank Ryan
Desmond Bell
Glass Machine Productions
2011Art Director
Film (Feature)
The Pitch
Marcus Warren
Contraption Films
2011Production Designer
Film (Feature)
Mnemophrenia
Eirini Konstantinidou
Independent
2010production designer
Music Video
primal device / evacuate
daniel gibling
Toothgrinder Films
2010art director/ costume design
Film (Student)
Eve of inspiration
Hadi Ghandour
London Film School
2010production design
Film (Student)
Disappearing Act
momir milosevic
London Film Academy
2010production designer
Film (Short)
The Boxed Man
Merlyn Haycraft
Roll With It Productions
2009production design/ costume design
Other
A clinical DVD for the assessment of offender-patients within the UK forensic mental health services, and related research and development
Giannis Georgiou
NHS
2009Production Designer
Film (Student)
Plasticine
Lorraine Nolan
Kollage Films
2009Production Designer
Film (Short)
The Mirror
Acelya Kancelik
IMECE Films
2009Production Designer
Film (Student)
Lowly Lucretia
Lorraine Nolan
Kollage Films
2008Production Designer
Film (Feature)
Kung Fu Flid
Xavier Leret
Film Lounge
2006art director
Film (Short)
To vima tis mousas
christina katsiadakis
Marilia Stavridou
2006set design /drafting /research
Commercial
Maria i ashimi
Zenia Chrisanidou- Sisi Smiriliou
on productions
2006assistant art director
Television / TV
30 meres agonias
Andreas Morfonios
ena
2005assistant art director
Television / TV
Gamos me ta ola tou
Andreas Morfonios
ena
2005assistant art director
Television / TV
to kokkino domatio
alexandros rigas
epsylon
2004 - 2005assistant art director
Television / TV
Kaneis de leei s' agapo
stefanos kontomaris
on productions
2003set dresser
Film (Feature)
Oi Gennaioi tis Samothrakis
Stamatis Tsarouchas
midnight films
1999 - 2000Art director
Film (Student)
Isimeria
Efi Papazoglou
student
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2007MA Production Design in Film and Television.University of Kingston
    2004BA(Hons) Entertainment Design Crafts.Cleveland College of Art and Design
    2001Diploma of Higher Education in Industrial DesignAKTO Art & Design College (Athens, GR)

    About me

    Ismini was born in 1980 in Athens, Greece. She studied Industrial Design in Akto College of Art and Design for three years. By the end of her third year, she decided to take her studies towards combining her love and so far knowledge of design, with her passion for film and theatre.

    In 2001 she moved to Middlesbrough, England to study set, costume and prop design in Teesside University, graduating in 2004 with a Ba(Hons) in Entertainment Design Crafts with specialty in set. During that period she had the chance to work for a big Greek film production: The Valiants of Samothrace (Oi Gennaioi tis Samothrakis) by the director Stamatis Tsarouchas. There, she worked as an assistant along side production and costume designer Labrini Kardara, who inspired and introduced her to the application from theory to practice in filming.

    During 2004- 2006 she lived in Athens and worked in various projects including theatre and short films. Most of her work however was for TV productions as an art director assistant. Deciding to specialize further on film, she moved to London, UK and studied Production Design in Film and Television, a MA degree at the University of Kingston.

    Since then, Ismini has been working professionally both in England and Greece, for many independent productions as well as some selected shorts. Film Festivals, that some of the films she has worked for, have featured in:

    "Love After Sunrise"by director Hadi Ghandour

    Official Selection:

    -Dresden Film Fest: British Focus

    -United Film Festival- Los Angeles

    -United Film Festival- New York *WINNER: BEST SHORT FILM

    -Freshly Squeezed Film Festival

    -Reality Bytes Film Festival

    -Riverside International Film Festival

    -Norwich Film Festival *WINNER: BEST STUDENT FILM

    -Vegas Indie Film Fest

    -Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival *WINNER: BEST ACTRESS, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, BEST SOUND DESIGN

    -Love Unlimited Film Festival

    -Cornwall Film Festival

    "Lowly Lucretia" by director Lorraine Nolan:

    -The Female Lens, London Feb 2010

    -The Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin, March 2010

    Official Selection:

    -Kinofilm Manchester European Short Film Festival *WINNER: 2nd BEST UK STUDENT Short Category

    -Women, Power and Politics Festival, London

    -31st Durban International Film

    Festival July 2010

    -Cyprus International Film Festival Oct 2010

    -3rd Lima, "La Noches de Los Cortos" International Short Film Festival, Peru, Sept 2010.

    "Plasticine" by director Lorraine Nolan:

    -The Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin, March 2010

    Official Selection:

    -32nd Moscow International Film Festival, June 2010.

    -3rd Lima, "La Noches de Los Cortos" International Short Film Festival, Peru, Sept 2010.

    -Tutti nello stesso platto International Food, Film and Videodiversity Festival, Trento, Italy, Nov - Dec 2010.

    -Cyprus International Film Festival 2010

    -Turn the Light on Festival, March 2011.

    "Kung Fu Flid" by director Xavier Leret:

    -Disability Arts Festival, London Sept 2009.

    "Marching Muse" by director Christina Katsiadakis:

    Official Selection:

    -30th Greek Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece, Sept 2007.

    "The Valiants of Samothrace" by director Stamatis Tsarouchas:

    -The Greek Film Week In Finland, Feb 2008.

    -European Union Film Weeks, Johannesburg August 2007.

    -4th Film Festival of the European Union, May 2006.

    -San Francisco Greek Film Festival, June 2004.

    -44th Thessalonica International Film Festival, Nov 2003.

    "Isimeria" By director Efi Papazoglou:

    Official Selection:

    -7th International Short Film Festival in Drama , Greece Sept 2001

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Greek
    Interested in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Childrens
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Cookery
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Investigative
    • Live TV
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Natural History
    • Competition/Gameshow
    • Reality TV
    • Television
    • Travel
    • Youth TV
    Experienced in
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Music Promo
    • Television
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Organization/Union Membership
    • Shooting People (UK)