Stavroula Toska is the creator, writer, director and star of SWITCH, a scripted drama series based on her true life story and years of working as an undercover dominatrix in New York City. SWITCH was recently announced as the 1st Place Winner at the New York Women in Film and Television festival (Suspense/Action/Thriller category) and Stavroula was honored with the award for OUTSTANDING ACTRESS. Season 1 of SWITCH stars Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, Emmy winner Cady McClain and is available exclusively at www.switchtheseries.com.
Her other works include her multi award winning directorial debut, Beneath the Olive Tree - a feature documentary narrated by Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, IN THE VICE - a short film she directed based on true events and written by Katerina Grishakova, PRONOIA - a thriller she produced currently being developed into a feature written by Nick Efteriades, Livin' the Dream - a comedic web series she produced with Kim and Mai Spurlock, and The Sounding - a feature film she Executive Produced and has won over two dozen awards in the festival circuit. The Sounding will be released in theatres early 2019.
Stavroula is currently writing her memoir and developing a number of projects under her The Toska Matrix Productions umbrella.
She serves on the board of directors for the Hellenic Film Society USA, she is the NYC Events Director for Film Fatales, a proud feminist and advocate for women's equal rights.www.switchtheseries.com
SWITCH*, the groundbreaking and much talked about drama series based on a true story, follows a group of women working in the BDSM industry (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism/Submission, Masochism) as they navigate leading a double life, the struggle for power, identity, ambition, trauma, love and family.
The series' season 1 introduces us to Stella (Stavroula Toska), a broken woman with a dark past who begins training as a dominatrix at Athena’s Temple aka The Temp, New York’s most exclusive BDSM Establishment. Through Stella’s eyes we meet the women and men who inhabit this underground world and Elizabeth (Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis), the woman who built an empire out of the BDSM industry and who will soon change the course of Stella's life.
The series also stars two-time Emmy winner Cady McClain, Emmy-nominee Jon Lindstrom, Mark Borkowski, India Ennenga, Bobby Daniel Rodriguez, Eleni Yiovas, Catherine Eaton, Gabriel Furman, Alicia Greene, Alexis Braxton, Yukiko Miyawaki and more.
Series directed by: Stavroula Toska, Cady McClain, Laurie Weltz, Katie Maguire.
Available now exclusively on www.switchtheseries.com