Megan Riakos
Megan riakos

Megan Riakos is a Screenwriter and Director with a passion for telling stories that engage and provoke. She recently completed her debut feature Crushed, a mystery thriller set in the beautiful Australian wine region of Mudgee. Crushed screened at a number of festivals including Montreal World Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival and Napa Valley Film Festival before completing a successful limited theatrical release in Australia. She has also completed over a dozen short films ranging from the psychological thriller The Shed to the 1930’s crime drama 50-50 and even an experimental dance film The Eye of the Beholder. Her tastes are eclectic but it’s the love of telling a good story no matter the genre that attracts Megan the most. Megan’s screenplays have also garnered acclaim. Her mystery period feature The Last Reprieve was awarded the Grand Prize in the Greater Philadelphia SIP Screenplay competition and her political drama Victory and Defeat made the semi-finals in the Final Draft Big Break Competition. Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Media Arts & Production) at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and has completed both a Graduate Certificate in Screen Drama and a Graduate Diploma in Directing at the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). In 2013, she also completed the Professional Screenwriters Program at UCLA. Megan is currently in development on her second feature, a science fiction thriller called Traceless

www.meganriakos.com



  • Crushed (Trailer)