Andreas Dermanis is a self-shooting film-maker based between Greece and the UK, experienced in directing, producing and editing documentary content. His work has been commissioned by channels including the 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 portfolio of work across the Balkan region.
Premiered on Greek television in 2017, ‘Andi’ became his first feature documentary and tackles themes of identity and migration through the eyes of actor Nikos Gelia, part of a generation of Albanians that moved to Greece after the collapse of the Hoxha regime. 'Andi' was selected to play at Tirana International Film Festival in the 'Reflecting Albania' category and later televised in Serbia.
Andreas’ latest feature 'Lost Youth' was shot between Greece and Serbia. It explores the complex world of a group of young Afghan men chasing a western dream and continues his interest in themes of outsider figures and marginalised communities. The film completed post-production in October and will be presented at select events across Europe in collaboration with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung.