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Stavroula Toska is an award-winning writer, director, producer, originally from Sindos, a small town near Thessaloniki, Greece.  She moved to New York City to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and went on to act in off-Broadway plays, student films and tv shows.   She quickly realized that working behind the camera was much more exciting and satisfying and so she turned her focus on writing, directing, and producing.  

Before working in film and television,
Stavroula traveled the world and worked as a private tutor, executive assistant at a PR firm, waitress and restaurant hostess, and made history as the first ever female and immigrant to become the General Manager of the world famous The Paris Theatre in New York.  She also worked as a professional Dominatrix while researching her series, SWITCH.   

Stavroula founded
The Toska Matrix Studio as her vehicle for sharing deeply meaningful stories and crafting work that taps into the essence of who we really are, and why.  Her projects have received support from Sundance Institute, Women Make Movies, Jerome Foundation, Chicken + Egg Pictures, NYSCA​, National Arts Club.
Many of her projects have received international acclaim including multiple awards and honors from New York Women in Film and Television, Tribeca Festival, Palm Beach Int. Film Festival, Thessaloniki Int. Film Festival, Flickers Rhode Island Int. Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival and many more in the US and around the globe.  Stavroula has built a reputation as a compelling storyteller, someone who loves diving into unexplored worlds and sharing them with audiences around the world.  She and her team of collaborators have garnered more than 80 awards in the US and abroad.  Some of her most notable projects include the feature documentary Beneath the Olive Tree - narrated and executive produced by Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, SWITCH - a web series based on her research and experiences working as professional Dominatrix in New York City, The Sounding, Leylak, In The Vice, Pronoia, Livin' The DreamThe New Abolitionists, and A Photographic Memory.   She is currently developing a number of film and tv scripted and unscripted projects based on original and pre existing IP. 

Commercial and Branding Clients include:  HSBC, Citizens Bank, Jameson Whiskey, William Hill Wines, MODELO Chelada, Frank's Hot Sauce, SmartWater, Saratoga, Origins, Poland Spring, Blue Triton and more. 

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Film Society USA
, and is the New York Events Director for Film Fatales New York, and has previously served as a mentor for underserved youth at Reel Works in New York and as a companion for children with special needs at the St. Demetrios Institution for Children and Adults with Special Needs in Thessaloniki, Greece.  
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                    STAVROULA TOSKA.  writer.  director.  PRODUCER.

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