Argyris Papadimitropoulos was born the year The Ramones released their legendary debut album, and this might somewhat explain a lot.
After dropping out of two film schools, both in England and Greece, he directed two multi-awarded shorts –Pendulum (2003) and Tender (2004)– and received a Berlinale Talent stamp on his film passport. He went on to direct his first feature, Bank Bang, for Village Roadshow, which turned out to be a major commercial and critical hit. But Argyris always does things the other way around, so after a big budget commercial feature he started making smaller and more personal films. Wasted Youth (2011) and Suntan (2016) screened in more than 80 festivals around the world, including Rotterdam, Toronto, SXSW, Karlovy Vary, Edinburgh and many more, garnered rave reviews and made Argyris buy his mom a new piece of furniture for the awards he has been sending her home.
Between his films Argyris is not staying in the dark attic writing, but he is traveling shooting commercials for clients like IKEA, Vodafone, Absolute Vodka, Coca Cola etc. He already shot more than 200 commercials, rising up to become one of Europe's top directors, while he is still having fun listening to people trying to pronounce his surname.