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Peter Smirnakos

Screenwriter Peter Smirnakos (b. 1976) has a background in journalism, editing and copywriting. He is perhaps most well known as the co-founder of the several-times award-winning ICON Magazine, a publication focusing on in-depth portraits and feature journalism. ICON Magazine published the first ever cover interviews with Swedish superstars Tim “Avicii” Bergling and youtuber Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg.

Smirnakos is also the co-founder of the content agency ICON Brands. The agency has created award-winning global campaigns for brands such as H&M and IKEA. In 2016, Smirnakos published the book ICON: 20 Inspirational People Who Changed the World, wherein the reader meets trailblazers like Uma Thurman, Russel Simmons and Noomi Rapace in unexpected settings and situations.

Smirnakos has studied journalism, philosophy, sociology and, most recently, screenwriting at the esteemed Alma Löv Script Academy, which he graduated in 2019. Smirnakos is writer of the coming Netflix film A day and A Half, which will be directed by Fares Fares.

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‘A Day and a Half’ to start filming

Netflix has greenlit the Swedish action film A Day and a Half, which will be the directorial debut of Fares Fares. Fares Fares is also writing, alongside Peter Smirnakos.

Police officer Lukas (Fares Fares), is tracking down Artan (Alexej Manvelov) and Louise (Alma Pöysti), a divorced couple who have embarked on an emotionally charged road trip, resulting in Artan taking Louise hostage in order to reunite with his daughter. The journey takes them through rural Sweden during a hot summer, all while having the police on their heels.

Warner Bros. International TV Production is producing and the premiere is set for 2023.

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Peter Smirnakos joins Salomonsson Agency

Screenwriter Peter Smirnakos has a background in journalism, editing and copywriting. He is perhaps most well known as the co-founder of the several-times award-winning ICON Magazine, a publication focusing on in-depth portraits and feature journalism. ICON Magazine published the first ever cover interviews with Swedish superstars Tim “Avicii” Bergling and youtuber Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg.

Smirnakos has studied journalism, philosophy, sociology and, most recently, screenwriting at the esteemed Alma Löv Script Academy, which he graduated in 2019. He currently has several projects in development.