DRAW WITH ME
by Constantine Venetopoulos
DRAW WITH ME is a film directed by Constantine Venetopoulos in collaboration with THE TREVOR PROJECT about the coming out journey of a youth who identifies as trans and about how their art became their outlet for self expression.
“The film is important and timely in it’s story and message and can have a huge impact” JENNIFER LOPEZ
“An incredibly brave story” GOOD MORNING AMERICA
“It's about accepting change and challenges with love” NBC NEWS “Their message was clear” OPRAH MAGAZINE
Born in ATHENS Greece in 1980 -3rd generation in a lineage of ship builders- Constantine Venetopoulos graduated from London’s CASS Business School with a Master’s Degree in Marketing, embracing his family's cruise line heritage while staying faithful to his passion for poetry, literature, and the film world. In addition to publishing two novels, his films have premiered at Tribeca Film Festival among others. His most recent work ‘Draw with Me’ created in partnership with 'The Trevor Project' -the leading suicide prevention line for LGBTQ youth- made history screening at the United Nations, commemorating 50 years from the Stonewall riots and have been presented to schools world-wide including NYC’s Department of EDUCATION, as well as being deployed as a resource for DIVERSITY by organizations such as Esteé Lauder and JP Morgan. He has directed ABT’s prima ballerina Luciana Paris and actors Bill Skarsgård, Emma Hepburn Ferrer, and Ian Alexander among others. He is the founder of ‘Kuntaur Film Festival’, a children’s film festival in the remote village of Kuntaur in West Africa lacking access to electricity, sharing the cinema experience with the youth by deploying mobile generators and he is the creative director of The Lamin Koto Super-School Prototype for which 2020 marked a milestone when a mass scale photo posting was installed in collaboration with French artist JR’s INSIDE OUT social impact platform. Constantine was recognized by JR as the face of Greece in a PHAIDON educational publication in 2020, and is a frequent speaker at Tedx Talk events. Constantine Venetopoulos has been an author, filmmaker, and advocate for human rights since 2010 is fluent in German, English, and Greek and his plans for the future involve further narrowing the gap between social impact initiatives & film, while currently developing a film that will document the first ever venture by a disabled person into outer space, among other projects.