Thodoris (Theo) Sarafis

Animator, Illustrator, Director

I was born in Athens, Greece. I have studied Visual Communication at University of Central England in Birmingham UK, where I majored in Time-based media (Film-making and Animation), illustration and graphic design, and Illustration for 2D Animation at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco USA.

My films have been featured in festivals a total of 14 times and have been awarded 4 times.

I have directed and animated the T-Art produced, short animated movies "Osios Gerasimos the Jordanite" (2011) and "Apostle Paul: Journey from Damascus to the Acropolis" (2015) and "Agios Nikolaos" (2021).

I have been awarded with the "Best Animation" award at the Ozark Mountain Film Festival (2018) for "Osios Gerasimos the Jordanite", "Best Animation" award at the Branson International Film Festival (2019), and "Finalist Animation" award at the Near Nazareth Film Festival (2018) for "Apostle Paul: Journey from Damascus to the Acropolis".

Worked on the Greek National Opera production of Evgenios Trivizas' and George Dousis' "No! You won't get up our noses!", directed by Natasha Triantafilliwith animator Panagiotis Rappas (2020)

I'm also producing, write, direct and animate short animated movies, such as "Self Portrait" (2016), "A Demon in love" (2016) and "The Life of Death" (2018).

"The Life of Death" was featured at Chaniartoon International Comic and Animation Festival (2019), Anima Syros - International Animation Festival + Agora (2019), Animation Marathon (2019), Secrets of the Dead: New York Short Films (2019), Paleochora Lost World Film Festival (2020), Beverly Hills Film Festival (2020) and ASTO Short Film Festival (2020).

 I have worked on various television production series, documentaries and films ("Earth is our home", "Litsa.gr", "Ergazomeni gynaika", "Olive Tree route expedition", "Veltioste tin Igia sas" and others) as an art director assistant, storyboard artist, graphic designer, compositor, After-Effects specialist and 2D animator.

As a motion graphics animator and graphic designer, I have worked on numerous video presentations and posters for XAPT Kft. (2020), Technava s.a., CassTechnava s.a. (2009 - 2017), Manifest Facility Management s.a. (2016 - 2017), El. D. Mouzakis s.a. and Petalouda s.a. (1999-2012) and others.

My illustrations have been featured in "Pharmaceutical World" magazine (2008-2010).

I consider myself an eager, constantly working, learning and evolving visual communicator.