Film, TV & Theatre
George is from Athens and moved to the UK to study at the London Film School, where he made 5 short films which competed in more than 50 festivals worldwide and won between them 5 Grand Prixs and 4 Best Director awards. Two of these shorts have since gone on to be used as examples of “High Quality and Vision” in the film school’s curriculum.
George returned to Greece in 2002 after being headhunted to direct Close Your Eyes, a No1 rated prime-time hour-long weekly drama for Mega TV. The series went on to become one of the most popular series in the history of Greek TV and won 5 awards at the 2003 Hellenic TV Awards, including Best Director. After that George’s TV career took off and he directed across all platforms for the next 10 years.
Burning Heads (aka “To Gala”), his debut feature, was completed in 2012. It was nominated for 11 awards by the Hellenic Film Academy that year including Best Director, and went on to win Best Actor and Best Actress awards at Alexandria Film Festival (2012) and Best actor and Best Film in London Greek Film Festival (2012). In addition, it was selected to close the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival in 2012.
George relocated to the UK in 2015 and is currently one of the directors on the High End Stepping Up Scheme run by Creative Skillset.
Feature adaptation of the novel by Herman Melville, adapted by Brad Birch
GINO BARTALI PROJECT
2018 - 2019
2018 - 2019
2015 - 2019
Including 2 x 60' Christmas Specials
2016 - 2017
Odeon / CL Productions, Faliro House Productions
Nominated 11 awards by the Hellenic Film Academy including Best Director,
Winner 3 awards at Drama Film Festival Greece including Best Director & Best Actor
Winner Best Sci-Fi Greece
Winner Best Short San Diego
Winner Best Short at the Moscow International Film Festival