By day, Michael Demosthenous is a senior business manager on one of Saatchi & Saatchi Australia’s largest accounts. By night, he is a writer, director, producer and finalist in the largest short film festival in the world, Tropfest.
His entry, along with co-creator Stephen James King, Little Bondi, screened alongside 15 other finalists selected out of more than 600 entries this year.
Demosthenous realised his passion for the creative industry, in particular film and filmmaking at an early age. His creative ambitions led him to Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. At university, he studied a Bachelor of Media with a Bachelor of Law and made short films on the side as they offered a creative alternative to his legal assignments. Demosthenous joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 2010 after being selected as the agency’s top pick through the competitive Communications Council graduate program.