Writer | Director
Australian writer | director, Antonis resides in Melbourne where he studied law and history and received his Doctorate in Jurisprudence from the University of Melbourne.
His short films have played in over 100 film festivals and have received many awards and nominations worldwide. In 2013, his independent short film, The Firebird, received many awards and won Best Dramatic Short at the Manhattan Film Festival. In 2016, 3000 participated in over 70 International Official Selections and awards festivals, won 18 awards and received 18 nominations for Excellence in Film.
Antonis has been nominated and won awards for Best Director in a number of international film festivals. In 2015 Antonis also became a recipient of the prestigious Deluxe Heartbeat Fund in Australia.
Antonis’ narrative and visual inspiration comes from Italian neorealist cinema and the American new wave movement. A contemporary filmmaker, Antonis is especially focused on stories about characters struggling on the fringes of society.
Tia Spanos Tsonis
Tia Spanos Tsonis is a producer from Melbourne, Australia and the co-founder of Ficino Films. Tia has produced and distributed four short films; together they share in over 130 Official Selections and 85 nominations and awards including Best Short Film from many festivals across America and Europe. Two of her short films, The Firebird and 3000 also achieved limited theatrical release in the USA and Indonesia.
Tia works on PR & Marketing campaigns in the entertainment, hospitality and publishing industry and her inspiration to produce comes from her desire to share stories that are unrelenting in their expression of the human condition.
Ficino Films aspires to create contemporary world cinema productions that reach out to international audiences.