Yianni Stamas and Alex Corrado
Yianni Stamas and Alex Corrado is committed to the exploration of a no budget filmmaking methodology that does not require a crew and is a hybrid of the documentary and mystery genres.

Yianni Stamas’ “DocuMystery” was originally the work-in-progress name of his writing project that evolved into “Thrillumentary” and in turn lead to the making of the movie of the same name that was done for the sole purpose of documenting this process on the Art Gush online education site. It was also the topic of his final project for one of the classes Stamas took in pursuit of his Masters Degree in Arts Administration.

In other words Stamas embarked on a filmmaking process so he could track the making of a feature length film. The difference between Stamas’ no budget movie project and other motion pictures created in a similar manner is that Stamas’ undertaking was done with the intent of it being a learning process that was recorded in writing so that others could do the same thing.

Stamas is perhaps best known as the founder of the Platinum PIAs Community Awards Show that annually since 2010 has been recognizing artists of all kinds who are making a difference in their communities and around the world.

Stamas can be seen in the picture standing to the left of his long time friend and marketing client, actor Alex Corrado who interestingly enough was the host in 2011 of the PIAs. P.I.A. is an acronym that stands for “People I Admire” and the show that Corrado hosted was held at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Screening Room.

Corrado is maybe best known as the guy who throws Anthony Hopkins into the back of a van and then gets eaten by wild boars at the end of the movie “Hannibal.”

Alex and Yianni are shown in the picture because their collaboration on creating a low budget TV pilot was what jumpstarted the exploration of the no budget filmmaking methodology.