For the most part, a spawn of the 21st century media takeover - film director, writer, photographer (and possibly slightly mad to be pursuing any of those).
Add an intense flair for fusing visuals with music. Probably due to watching too many music videos on the island of Cyprus while growing up.

Currently developing first feature - one of 8 projects selected for the Sundance Mediterranean Screenwriters Lab 2018.

“Pulling on the heartstrings before punching us in the face with an impressive pay-off, Stavrou manages to conjour more emotions in a meagre four minutes than Michael Bay does in an entire four film franchise. Indeed, there are a few Hollywood directors that could learn from this young fellow.” - VultureHound

 

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ACCOLADES

2018 - Sundance Mediterranean Screenwriters Lab
2018 - Zurich Film Festival Masterclass


SUBMISSION
2018 - The Smalls Film Festival - In Competition

ADORINE
2018 - Aesthetica Film Festival - In Competition
2018 - The Smalls Film Festival - In Competition

SIRENS
2017 - WINNER - Aesthetica Film Festival - Best Music Video Award
2018 - Leeds International Film Festival - In Competition
2017 - The Smalls Film Festival - In Competition

“It's a gorgeous, harrowing and beautifully paced set piece that unfolds effortlessly over the five minute runtime,
managing to feel very raw and fresh despite the meticulous planning on the part of Stavrou and crew.” -
PromoNews 2017

SELENE
2016 - VOTD Award

”It's a beautiful, touching work for a soulful and melancholic song, conveying an emotionally resonant 
and heartfelt love story through dance, staging and camera movement.” -
PromoNews 2016

INTERLUDE
2015 - WINNER - Sci-Fi Festival’s 48 Hour Film Challenge - Grand Prize Award
2016 - London Short Film Festival - In Competition
2016 - Bucheon International Film Festival - In Competition
2016 - Alcine Film Festival - In Competition
2015 - Cyprus International Short Film Festival
2015 - Comic-Con Cyprus Film Festival - In Competition
2016 - San Francisco Greek Film Festival - In Competition

DOROTHEA
2014 - Cyprus International Short Film Festival - In Competition
2014 - In the Palace Balchik Film Festival - In Competition
2014 - Isle of Wight Film Festival - In Competition
2014 - Portobello Film Festival - In Competition

SONG TO THE SIREN
2011 - In The Palace Balchik Film Festival - In Competition
2011 - Tangiers International Film Festival - In Competition
2011 - Split Croatia International Film Festival - In Competition
2011 - Brand New Eyes Short Film Festival 2011