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.
His short film “The Escape of the Queen” attended a lot of film festivals all over the world winning awards and distinctions.
Some of the commercials he directed were shortlisted for several advertising competitions. He has been directing the OPAP campaigns in Cyprus since 2007. Also directed several commercials and corporate videos for Hermes Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus Olympic Committee, CYTA, Vodafone, Bank of Cyprus, Marfin Popular Bank, Hellenic Bank, LTV, Coca Cola, Minerva Insurance, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Piperaris Securities, KEO, Muskita Aluminium, Lanitis Group of Companies, Cne Tecnologies, Laiko Group of Companies, Cybarco etc.
He also directed several TV shows and live performances.
Petros has participated in several photography competitions where he won awards and distinctions. He was pronounced “Photographer of the Year” 2003/4 by Cyprus Photographic Society. In 2007 he was the creative director for the “No Commission Magazine”.
Among others, in 2008 he directed the opera “Epitafios”, the short film “Voices” and currently completed the feature documentary “The Fire Within”. He is in script development for the feature film “DIExodus”.