Andy Poyiadgi

Andy is a London born director with Greek Cypriot roots. His multicultural upbringing inspired love for the arts, with a flair for visuals filled with humour and heart.

He studied art and design at Central St Martins, then discovered a passion for film at Bath Spa University, where he won the Royal Society of Arts Award for best student animation.

After graduating he joined the BBC, writing and directing brand campaigns and programme trailers, including award winning work for Top Gear, Robot Wars and the launch of BBC FOUR, as well as a cinema commercial for BAFTA.

Andy left the BBC to spread his wings and since then has directed commercials and content for Heinz, Vodafone, Hyundai, Ford, Electrolux, Xbox, American Express and many more, including a D&AD nominated trailer for The Sopranos.

He has also written and directed short films that have screened internationally, winning awards at the Garden State Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Seattle Sci-Fi Film Festival and Sci-Fi London Film Festival.

Andy’s other passion is comics and illustration. His debut book, Lost Property, was published by Nobrow Press and was nominated for a British Comics Award.

Above all he loves creating an engaging story with compelling characters, travelling (he speaks some French and Greek), baking, and a good cup of tea.

Andy Poyiadgi

Directed commercials, online content, on-air promotions, idents and music videos for a range of advertising agencies, content companies and broadcasters. Creative experience from pitching ideas to writing scripts and treatments. Production experience from start to finish on varying budgets; from small social spots to large TV campaigns.

Clients include Heinz, Vodafone, Xbox, American Express, BBC, The Guardian, Paramount Comedy Channel, Hyundai, Ford, Nissan, Toshiba, National Lottery, Specsavers, Smart Energy, McDonald's, Burger King, BirdsEye, Yellow Pages, Wickes, Gamestation, Sci-Fi Channel, A&E Network.

Agencies include: Ogilvy, Grey London, AMV BBDO, BBH, Wieden & Kennedy, TBWA, Leo Burnett, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Isobel, Innocean, Edelman, MWO, CHI, Lowe Brindfors, Devilfish.

 

Vita

Video & Animation

BA (Hons) - First 

Bath Spa University

1995-1998

Foundation in Art & Design

Distinction 

Central Saint Martins

1994-1995

A Levels

Art & Design - A

Communication Studies - A

French - A 

Kingston College

1992-1994 

PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR - BBC

 

 

Andy Poyiadgi

D&AD Nominations

The Sopranos - Best TV Promo

Robot Wars - Best TV Promo 

Cannes Lions 

Heinz Ketchup - Silver x 2

PROMAX 

BBC FOUR - Platinum

BBC Local Radio - Platinum

The Sopranos - Gold x 2

Best Newcomer - Gold

BBC Hitting Home - Gold

BBC TWO Comedy - Gold

CBeebies - Gold x 2

Robot Wars - Gold

Eastenders - Silver 

Shark Awards 

Heinz Ketchup - Gold

Creative Circle 

Heinz Ketchup - Bronze

BBC TWO Comedy - Bronze 

British Arrows 

Heinz Ketchup - Diploma

Andy Poyiadgi
Andy Poyiadgi