Andreas Dermanis is a self-shooting film-maker based between Greece and Italy, experienced in directing, producing and editing content for cinema, television and online. His work has been commissioned by channels including Antenna, BBC, Channel 4, MTV, Royal Academy of Arts and Vice.
With an initial grounding in entertainment television, Andreas moved towards human story focussed content, creating a number of films across the Balkans. Premiered on Greek television in 2017, ‘Andi’ became his first feature documentary. The film was shot between Greece and Albania and discusses the theme of identity through the eyes of actor Nikos Gelia, part of a generation of Albanians that found themselves migrating to Greece during the fall of communism. 'Andi' featured at Tirana International Film Festival under it's 'Reflecting Albania' section and also televised in Greece and Serbia through Vice.
Andreas’ latest documentary 'Lost Youth' was shot in Greece and Serbia and explores the lives of Afghan immigrants pursuing a western dream. It continues his interest in themes of outsider figures and marginalised communities. The film is currently in post-production and will be released in partnership with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.