South Island, New Zealand

South Island, New Zealand

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Christos was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He knew from a young age he wanted to go into filmmaking. After he graduated from high school, he studied directing for film in HCTSS. In 2003 he wrote and directed his first independent film, a 15-minutes neo-noir psychological thriller called otherSide. The film was an official selection for the main competition of the Drama International Shot Film Festival, making him the youngest director ever been in this category. During the pre-production of this movie, Christos used for first time Computer Graphics to previsualize the shots.

Christos continued his studies in Bournemouth University on computer visualisation and animation where he directed his second short film, Collision, which was the first time he combined live action with CG created by himself. Soon after graduating, he moved to London where he worked on more than 30 ads and game cinematics as an effects technical director, also receiving his first VES nomination for best simulation. In 2014 he worked on the visual effects of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar that won the Oscar on this category. In 2016 he moved to Wellington, New Zealand where he worked on Steven Spielberg's The BFG. Currently he is working on The War for the Planet of the Apes directed by Matt Reeves.

In addition to filmmaking and visual effects, Christos has a passion for programming and photography.