Screenwriter and Director Bo Apostolache on “Delilah and Napoleon”

Bo Apostolache, screenwriter, director

A product out of Southern California, Bo Apostolache is an up-and-coming screenwriter. This young writer has creativity and storytelling ability.

NY Elite: Congratulations on being an ISC finalist. What does it mean for your work to be selected at the International Screenwriting Competition in New York? 

Bo Apostolache: Being selected by ISC as a finalist was an honor.

NY Elite: Can you tell us about the work that you participated with at ISC? What is the story about? 

Bo Apostolache: Through the ISC festival, my screenplay, entitled ‘DELILAH AND NAPOLEON’, was picked as festival finalist.

NY Elite: Can you tell us yourself and your artistic talents? 

Bo Apostolache: The story is about an exotic dancer and a Greek Gypsie who meet at a strip club, fall in love, and before they know it, are on the run from authorities. This is a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, with some Romeo and Juliet vibes. Really well woven story.

I’m basically a late-blooming writer who loves writing. I enjoy creating stories from my vivid imagination. Everything I write, every single scene, is created from a moment in my life’s experiences.

NY Elite: What scripts have you written so far? 

Bo Apostolache: Besides this script, ‘Delilah and Napoleon’, I have also written 3 feature screenplays (One Night in The Rain, The Blessed War, and Poles) and 1 short screenplay, (Poles 2).

NY Elite: Top 3 favorite projects that you have been involved in? 

Bo Apostolache: My favorite project of all time is Poles, the short film I wrote and directed in 2019. This intricate and delicate story is based upon one man’s real-life journey through mental illness. I personally have family member(s) who suffer from bipolar disorder and wanted to make a film that brought light to an underfunded idea that helping those with mental illness is the right thing to do.

NY Elite: What type of scripts do you want to write in your career? 

Bo Apostolache: If I ever have writing as a career instead of a hobby, I hope to create stories that are impactful.

NY Elite: As a writer, what is the most important aspect of building a character?  

Bo Apostolache: The way I create a character is by visualizing someone I already know and starting with that to build the base of the character. From there it’s just a matter of using intricate storytelling to cement a character’s true identity.

NY Elite: What projects are you currently working on?  

Bo Apostolache: Currently I’m writing a feature screenplay entitled, ‘Bleach’

NY Elite: Do you express yourself creatively in any other ways?   

Bo Apostolache: To express my creativity, I also enjoy writing rap song lyrics and poems.

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