Harry Aletras

Feature film

A 32-year-old philosophy lecturer and compulsive gambler is coerced into an international drug smuggling ring by an underworld boss to repay his mounting debts.


Martingale is a gritty inner-city tale of love, lies, greed, drugs and gold. Examining the culture of Australia’s most expensive and destructive preoccupation: Gambling. It explores the chaos and devastation it leaves in its wake and how Australia has become the world’s leading spender per capita. Set in a permanent …

About Harry Aletras

Harry is a passionate storyteller with a love for the cinematic arts. Harry holds a degree in Fine Arts (Media Art) at RMIT and a Master of Screenwriting at VCA. His first feature length screenplay Martingale received the 2015 Insite Award for best un-produced screenplay presented by the AWG and Adelaide Film Festival. It has since received development funding through Scripted Ink, supervised by Tim Pye and Blake Ayshford.

The Footballer co-written by Patrick Zeine was shortlisted for the 2017 Insite Award for best un-produced screenplay. Both screenplays were featured on the AWG Pathways Showcase.

Harry is currently developing a Surreal Dark Comedy series with fellow Pathways inductees, Patrick Zeine, Elizabeth Dias and Russell Bywater. He is also developing a Fantasy/Drama with Dieu Nguyen and Aina Frozt, In Aeternum, about a mysterious portrait, a preacher’s daughter and hysteria-fuelled witch hunt.

Australian Screenwriter Harry Aletras
Harry Aletras