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.
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.
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.
Surviving the Cool
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.
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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 film producer and film executive with over 20 years of experience in the motion picture industry and is the founder of Adrenaline Entertainment, which produces independent feature films.
Prior to Adrenaline Entertainment, Alexis produced and served in a producing role on a diverse array of award-winning feature films including: GOOD TIME, directed by the Safdie brothers and starring Robert Pattison, which was nominated for the prestigious Palm d’Or award from the Cannes International Film Festival; ARKANSAS, starring Liam Hemsworth, Vince Vaughn and John Malkovich; BLOOD, directed by Brad Anderson, starring Michelle Monaghan; RUN THE TIDE starring Taylor Lautner; and PIMP, written and directed by Christine Crokos, executive produced by Lee Daniels, starring Keke Palmer and rapper DMX.
Prior to Adrenaline Entertainment, Alexis served as the Head of Production of Rhea Films, the production and advisory entity of The Hercules Film Fund. The Hercules Film Fund has financed or co-financed multiple high-profile films including: AMERICAN MADE, directed by Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise, and released worldwide by Universal; the upcoming film, BRUISED, an official selection of the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, directed by and starring Halle Berry in her directorial debut, to be released by Netflix in 2021; A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, and released worldwide by Lionsgate; and UNICORN STORE, directed by Academy Award-winner Brie Larson and starring Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.
Alexis also served as the Chief Operating Officer and a producer at the film financing/production company 1821 Pictures. 1821 Pictures has produced or financed/co-financed numerous films including Paul Weitzes’ Golden Globe-nominated comedy, GRANDMA, which was an official Sundance Film Festival selection.
Alexis’ significant management experience extends beyond the creative industries, having previously been the General Manager of a NASDAQ-listed company with a market capitalization of $150 million.
Alexis is fluent in four languages and holds a Master’s Degree (MA) in Arts Management and a Bachelor (BSc) in Economics from London’s City University Business School.
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.
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.
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.
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. .