Carmelo Giardina Announces Director For New Film Project

18 Jan 2014 | Categories: news | Posted by: Kevin Youkhana

Filip Terlecki Attached as Writer & Director of “Suffer the Little Children”

Producer Carmelo Giardina has officially announced who will direct his upcoming film production of “Suffer the Little Children”, a new project set to begin filming this summer. 

Filip Terlecki, a long time friend and former colleague of Giardina’s, will not only direct, but will also pen the screenplay which will be based on

Filip Terlecki will direct Suffer the Little Children

Filip Terlecki will direct Suffer the Little Children

the story written by celebrated author Stephen King.

Speaking of his friend and frequent collaborator, Giardina said “Filip has a tremendous respect for the horror genre and I’m very confident in his ability to make a great film.”

Giardina acquired the rights to the project in November and immediately began the development process. “I met with Filip and within moments we were on the same page with how we wanted to approach the filmed adaptation,” Giardina continued.

Their director/producer partnership has spanned over a decade and includes “Illumination Rounds” (2001), and most recently “The Master” (2013). The two plan to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in the Spring to raise funds for the production.



Filip Terlecki is a Canadian writer, director and producer whose work includes music videos, commercials, film and television.

Filip is the former Head of Research for the National Geographic Channel in Canada.

Previously, he worked as a screenwriter for Steve Hoban (producer of the Oscar winning film Ryan) on an ambitious War of 1812 mini-series. Turning to comedy, his first television project, a quirky spy comedy titled Securing Venice, was optioned by one of Canada’s top production companies. A number of TV ideas have also been requested by MTV. Filip’s 30 Rock spec script titled “Tricks of the Trade” won first place in the WILDsound TV Screenplay Contest. And his television project Camp was shortlisted for the distinguished NSI Totally Television program.

As Head of Research for the National Geographic Channel in Canada, Filip supervised research on original productions for National Geographic Channel Canada, National Geographic Channel U.S. and National Geographic Channel International.

Filip is the former Editor of Cinematic Group X magazine and as a journalist he has interviewed Lady Gaga, Metric’s Emily Haines, MGMT and the Scissor Sisters. He has written columns for, and served on the Community Editorial Board for the Toronto Star.

Filip is the founder and principal creator at The Creators Bureau as well as the founder of digital culture magazine YouNxt.