About Andy



Greek storyteller, writer-director Andy Papadimitriou, of Pontic Greek descent, was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1984. He grew up in Messolonghi, a small, historic town in the west of the country. He studied at a University of Wales affiliated college in Athens, earning a BSc in Business Administration and then he moved in Cardiff, Wales, earning an MBA in Marketing. At the age of 25, he commenced studies in directing at Hellenic Cinema & Television School Stavrakos (HCTSS) in Athens. He is a member of Directors-Producers Guild of Greek Cinema, Directors Guild of Cyprus and Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute (CCOITI). He is married and his wife is Cypriot descent.

He has attended directing seminars at the HFF academy in Potsdam, Berlin-Germany from reputable Bafta winners filmmakers, and also attended acting seminars at Cyprus National Theatre Organization from German director Heinz-Uwe Haus and at the online platform Masterclass from Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey.

His short films have participated in various festivals such as the Drama Short Film Festival and Argo Film Festival in Greece, the London Greek Film Festival in UK, the Geneva Film Festival in Illinois, USA, and the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece etc. The short film Unchildishness (2016) won the Best Greek Short award at 12th Cyprus International Film Festival (2017) and it was also the Winner Short Film at the One Shot Movie Competition 2017 in London, UK. In theater, he directed the play The Night Just Before the Forests (2011) by B. M. Koltès in Athens. The summer of 2017, he directed the tragedy Oedipus the King by Sophocles at the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama in Cyprus, and it became one of the most successful productions in the history of the festival. As an actor he participated to Cypriot music-drama play Muse of my Heart (2015) at Municipal Theater of Strovolos, Nicosia directed by Nikos Charalambous.

His short film script Subtruth have got a distinction from the Scriptwriters Guild of Greece for 2017. His play Requiem and his novel Atis were awarded to the 7th International Literacy Contest of the Greek Cypriot Cultural Association. The shootings of his first feature film entitled Before and After the End of Our Time, of Cypriot and Greek production, have set for February of 2018. Moreover, he is working on the development of his second feature film, Res Pvblica, based on Plato’s Republic, the script of which won and was approved by the Southeast Europe (SEE) Cinema Network.