Andrea Gatopoulos

Andrea Gatopoulos



Andrea Gatopoulos is an award-winning director, producer, and editor, based in New York City. She was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and moved to the US in 2007 to pursue her dreams of filmmaking.

Her passion for cinema led her to study at the New York Film Academy, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Directing. After graduating, she worked as a freelance producer and editor for various productions.

Gatopoulos is known for her creative and innovative directing style, which combines documentary and fiction elements. Her films often focus on themes of identity, displacement, and belonging. Her work has been screened at numerous film festivals around the world, including the Tribeca Film Festival, the International Documentary Film Festival, and the Berlinale.

In 2018, Gatopoulos won the Best Director Award at the Athens International Film Festival for her short film “The Olive Tree.” The film follows a young Greek immigrant living in New York who discovers a mysterious olive tree growing in her backyard. In it, Gatopoulos explored the concept of identity and belonging in a foreign land.

Gatopoulos has also been involved in music videos and commercial projects. In 2020, she directed the music video for singer-songwriter Nana Mouskouri’s song “Nostalgia.” The video was nominated for Best Music Video at the Greek Music Awards.

Gatopoulos’s most recent project is the feature-length documentary “The Unseen.” The film follows a group of homeless people in Athens and tells their stories of struggle and survival. The film premiered at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival and was met with critical acclaim.

Gatopoulos is an inspiring filmmaker who is dedicated to telling stories that explore the human condition. Her work has been described as “dynamic and emotionally powerful,” and she is a voice for those who are often unseen and unheard.

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