Active since 2001, Adrenaline Entertainment is a dynamic film production company located in Los Angeles, California.
At Adrenaline Entertainment we are dedicated to producing and developing films from creators with a distinctive voice. Our mission is to foster and create original and groundbreaking storytelling by working closely with talented and award-winning writers, directors and producers.

Our Productions

Executive Producer: Lee Daniels
Produced by: Alexis Varouxakis, Christine Crokos, Victoria Bousis
Written and directed by: Christine Crokos
Starring: Keke Palmer, Haley Ramm, Aunjanue Ellis, DMX, Edi Gathegi

A female Pimp hits the streets hard entering a male dominant territory, but with money on her mind and a strong hand of growing her stable she pulls a top girl who forces her to choose between love or money.

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Produced by: Alexis Varouxakis, Kees Van Oostrum, Christian Piers Betley
Directed by: Rudolf Buitendach
Writen by: Christian Piers Betley
Starring: Kyle Schmid, Sonja Kinski, Lucas Till, Rachel Blanchard, Juliet Landau, Goran Visnjic

An artist loses his inspiration and rediscovers it when he meets an alluring and precarious muse. She helps him to discover the perfect color red: blood. A fierce romance erupts between the two unleashing betrayal, obsession and destruction.

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Surviving the Cool

(in development)

Written by: Chris Corso
Story by: Chris Corso and Alexis Varouxakis

It’s late 50’s Chicago. Hot shot trumpet player Drew is jamming in the best Jazz clubs in town. One fateful night, he gets busted for drugs and is forced to go to a detox program at a mental institution. Once there, Drew is pitted against the mental patients, a hostile administrator, antagonizing jazz musicians and his wavering will.


(short film - in post)

Executive Producer: Terry Gilliam
Produced by: Alexis Varouxakis, Amy Gilliam
Directed by: Daniel Auber
Starring: Roxane Mesquida, Alex Skinner

Hounded by bad karma, a lovable hothead seeks advice from a psychedelic palm reader who sends him on an epic trip to alter his destiny.


Alexis Varouxakis is a producer and film executive. He has produced and executive produced a number of award-winning feature films including the Palme d’Or Nominated ‘Good Time’ starring Robert Pattison, ‘Pimp’ executive produced by Oscar Winner Lee Daniels, ‘Run The Tide’ starring Taylor Lautner, the Raindance Nominated ‘Dark Hearts’ and ‘Lost in Love’ starring Mathew Modine.

As well as an independent producer, Alexis is the Chief Operating Officer of 1821 Media Group, a prolific film financing and film production company and the Head of Production of the Hercules Film Fund.

1821 Media and Hercules’ select credits include ‘American Made’ (Tom Cruise/Doug Liman), Sundance selected ‘I am Mother’ (Hillary Swank), Lionsgate’s ‘The Spy who Dumped me’ (Mila Kunis/Kate McKinnon) and Paul Feig’s ‘A Simple Favor’ (Blake Lively/Anna Kendrick), the Natalie Portman led ‘Jane Got a Gun’, Paul Weitz’s Golden Globe Nominated ‘Grandma’ and ‘Swing Vote’ (Kevin Costner). 1821 Media has a number of films in development at Warner Bros., Walt Disney and Lionsgate. The Company has TV and Graphic Novel divisions having notably published the New York Times Best Selling graphic novel ‘Romeo and Juliet: The War’ which was co-created by Stan Lee.

Prior to focusing on the film industry, Alexis helped to launch and establish FreeSeas,inc. a NASDAQ listed shipping company, successfully co-leading it to reach a market capitalization of $150 million.

Alexis holds a Master’s Degree (MA) in Arts Management and a Bachelor (BSc) in Economics from London’s City University.

Select Credits

Co-Executive Producer
Nominated for Palme d’Or – Cannes Film Festival
7 wins and 36 Nominations in international festivals
Starring: Robert Pattison
Directed by: Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie

After a heist goes awry, a bank robber spends a night trying to free his mentally handicapped brother from being sent to Riker’s Island prison.

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Nominated for Palme D'or

Run the Tide

Teen Choice award Nominated
VC FilmFest Winner

Produced by: Pilar Savone
Starring: Taylor Lautner, Johanna Braddy

When their drug abusing mother is released from prison determined to rebuild their family, Rey kidnaps his younger brother Oliver and escapes their desert home for the California coast.

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Lost in Love

Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
Starring: Matthew Modine and Richard Griffiths
Directed by: Udayan Prasad
Written by: Christina Concetta and Raman Singh

The film follows the story of an American archaeologist who visits Greece on a quest to finish his father’s work but ends up discovering that life can be so beautiful when you are surrounded by people you love and who live life to the full.

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Official Selection – FrighFest, Newport Beach Film Festival

Produced by: Steven Schneider, William Borthwick
Starring: Amy Manson, Simon Quarterman, James Cosmo
Directed by: Adam Levins

A Woman returns home to her estranged family after a near-fatal accident but begins to suspect something is not right. .

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