Petros Charalambous was born in Nicosia in 1976. His early exposure to photography, theater and art, as well as his need for emotional and visual expression led him to Hollywood where he studied film and television directing at the California State University, Los Angeles. His work experience in USA includes a year at CNN/DNEW in Los Angeles. In 2000 he came back to Cyprus, where he taught television production at the Frederick University. At the same time he was working for Lumiere Services as a film director, until 2008.
Since then, he works as a freelancer film director shooting mainly commercials, corporate videos, music videos, narratives and documentaries. Some of the commercials he directed were shortlisted for several advertising competitions.
His short film “The Escape of the Queen” attended a lot of film festivals all over the world winning awards and distinctions.
He also directed several TV shows and live performances.
Among others, in 2008 he directed the opera “Epitafios”, the short film “Voices” and currently completed the feature documentary “The Fire Within”.
The documentary "The Fire Within" attended the 13th Thessalloniki Documentary Festival, Greece, March 2011 and the Lemesos International Documentary Festival, Cyprus, August 2011 [watch the interview at http://www.kipros.tv/2011/08/03/the-fire-within/ ]
It was also accepted at the Medimed Euromediterranean Doc Market, Spain, October 2011, the DocFest in Halkida-Greece, October 2011 and the 3rd Cypriot Director’s Festival, November 2011.
Currently in pre-production for the feature film
"The Land of the Golden Apple"
"A precocious young boy comes of age amidst the drama of a village on the boil".
Based on a novel first published in the UK, by the British-Cypriot novelist Eve Makis, this is the true story of a boy whose idyllic life in a Mediterranean village is disrupted by a crime that claims his innocence. Filmworks has acquired the rights of the book while Eve Makis has adapted the story into a feature length screenplay, which was further developed with the assistance of the Script Consultant Henri Saint-Cassia.
It is currently being accepted at the EAVE 2012 Producer’s Workshop that will take place in Luxemburg, Croatia and The Netherlands.
The film has received funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture in Cyprus and expected to be shot in April 2014.
Producer: Marios Piperides
Writer: Eve Makis
For more information visit www.evemakis.com and www.filmworks.com.cy
In development for the short film “Love, Me.”, the feature “DIExodus” and feature documentary “The Wisdom of Summit”.
The commercial for the 60 years of the Cyprus General Insurances has been nominated for an Ermis Award, Greece 2012
The Vodafone Live Sports Campaign Commercial after receiving the Vodafone Award, London 2011, has now been nominated for an Ermis Award, Greece 2012.