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Grigoris Leontiades studied Art & Design at Leeds Metropolitan University specialisingin animation before joining London’s National Film and TelevisionSchool in 2001. Whilst there he went on to direct the multi award winning shot film 1 + 1 which won him awards in Bradford, London, Estonia and South Korea, and was a finalist for both the Royal Television Society Awards, and the British Animation Awards.
After graduating Grigoris spent time exploring animation and directorial techniques before being taken on as a Director at London production company ‘Th1ng’. During this time Grigoris directed Commercials for the likes of Leo Burnetts, Grey, Mother and DDB, along with commissions from MTV and Channel 4’s AIR Scheme where he completed production of his short film ‘Grrr’. The film was broadcast on Channel 4 in 2007 and is now starting its career on the Film Festival circuit.
Late in 2007 Grigoris joined the budding young directors at Trunk Animation. Since joining he has designed Idents for Red Bee Media and Bibigon, Russia’s equivalent of the BBC. He directed commercials for Whiskas and TBWA Netherlands, mixing 2D effected Animation with Live action. Grigoris has also completed titles for two series of documentary films for Dragonfly Films and Channel 4, which explore all the weird and wonderful people the world has to offer, and completed another Title sequence for Ginger Productions. He is just embarking on a large scale project which entails directing fifteen animated shorts for a documentary looking at school children in their first years at High School.