Alexei Toliopoulos is a writer, filmmaker, comedian, podcaster, film critic and technically, an internationally acclaimed investigative documentarian.
Alongside creative partner Cameron James, Alexei created and stars in the investigative-comedy YouTube docuseries Finding Yeezus. The cult series is a follow-up to their deeply beloved and obsessively listened to ABC podcasts Finding Drago and Finding Desperado. The ‘Finding’ series is cherished for its artisanal blend of goofy comedy, heartfelt emotional resonance and bedevilling procedural style. It captures that ‘tumbling down the rabbit hole’ feeling of being the only one tugging at an unravelling thread of obscure pop culture conspiracy… and it’s all true.
Alexei caught attention as a breakout panellist on ABC TV’s news satire panel show Question Everything hosted by Wil Anderson & Jan Fran, having appeared on more episodes across the 2 seasons than any other guest. He has also appeared on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Netflix’s Heartbreak High, The Feed on SBS and was cut out of Colin From Accounts (this has been left in the bio to display his humble nature).
With unmatched encyclopedic film knowledge and passionate cinematic obsession, Alexei has come to be known as one of Australia’s most respected film critics and go-to Q&A moderators. Featured as a long-tenured panellist on ABC TV’s long-running arts program The Mix and through his work on many podcasts that celebrate cinema like Total Reboot, Netflix’s Lived It! and The Big Film Buffet. Often, Alexei feels like his mission on Earth is to celebrate cinema, especially championing homegrown Australian cinema.
Alexei is quietly cooking up his next big comedy docu-series with Cameron James (and if you are reading this you are hereby sworn to secrecy).
Presenter. Thinkative Television, ABC 2023
Creator/Presenter. Grouse House 2022
Role: Bookstore MC. Dir. Various, Freemantle Media, Netflix 2022
Regular Panelist. CJZ, ABC 2021
Performer. SBS 2021
Presenter/Film Critic. ABC 2016 – 2020
AT HOME ALONE TOGETHER
Performer. ABC 2020
Performer. SBS 2020
TOTAL REBOOT WITH CAMERON JAMES & ALEXEI TOLIOPOULOS
Host/Producer. DM Podcasts 2018 – present
Host. Junkee Media, Netflix 2022
THE BIG FILM BUFFET
Host. Junkee Media, Netflix 2020 – 2021
Creator/Writer/Producer/Host. ABC Podcasts 2020
Creator/Writer/Producer/Host. ABC Podcasts 2018
MIKE CHECK WIH CAMERON JAMES & ALEXEI TOLIOPOULOS
Host/Producer. Sanspants Radio 2018 – 2020
SATURDAY NIGHT ROVE
Writer/Segment Producer. Roving Operations Pty Ltd, Network 10 2019
SHOW ME THE MOVIE
Writer/Producer. Network 10, 2018 – 2019
TONIGHTLY WITH TOM BALLARD
Writer. ABC 2018
THE FORMAL (Series 1)
Director. TikTok 2021
Director. Web Series 2022