coming from a greek family of journalists, vangelis liberopoulos knew from a young age, he wanted to have a career with a creative edge. his coming of age led him to new york where he got engaged in communication and journalism studies.
during that time, he was introduced to the very imaginative and glamorous world of fashion. he started working in front and behind the camera, next to legendary fashion photographers of the 80’s, bruce weber, peter lindberg, steven meisel, to name a few.
while working as a fashion photographer, vangelis discovered his real passion was cinema. experimenting with new mediums, he started shooting fashion videos and went on with film studies in rockport, maine, to later initiate a career as a film director in advertising.
whilst still a fashion photographer, vangelis was offered the opportunity to direct commercials in greece. athens, his native city, was his base and professional realm, again.
he quickly developed a reputation as one of the most interesting and innovative directors of his generation to emerge from the region.
the next years saw vangelis developing an accomplished body of work, as he directed campaigns for most of greece’s leading brands. his work has received numerous ermis awards by the greek association of marketing and advertising agencies (edee) and equivalent associations abroad (award for best tv commercial in new york, award for best tv commercial in the arab world).
across his career directing commercials, vangelis has always strived for perfection; his treatment of images has evolved from the sophisticated world of post-production to a closer, special and very human perception of reality. a man of many visual talents, vangelis is as comfortable with filmic narratives and performances as he is with more technique driven pieces. his work is defined by its beautiful composition and a cinematic quality that captures real emotion. it’s the telling of good stories with his specific touch of sentiment that makes vangelis’s work so engaging and enjoyable to watch.
his desire for more essential film-making is a given, while his rich experience in commercial advertising is constantly complemented by his natural enthusiasm for storytelling.
whilst vangelis is keen to develop his commercial show reel, fascinated by narrative, he also has a number of longer form projects in development.
his inner quest and need to make a personal comment on modern western reality, led to ‘’play’’, a 30’ short film he completed in 2017, which already has won numerous awards in various festivals.
vangelis lives in athens and speaks greek, english, french (basic), german (basic) and italian (basic).
bank of cyprus
marc aalen optical
mini ouzo?national bank of greece
2004 athens olympic games
play – short movie 2017
cosmote “bowling” & “domino” ermis gold 2004
alpha 989 “radio” ermis gold 2008
bank of cyprus “is” grand ermis 2010
opap “chances” ermis gold 2010
wind “play” ermis silver 2010
amita “summer” ermis silver 2011
germanos “in” ermis gold 2012
ote tv ‘inspiration” ermis silver 2012
amc ermis silver 2013
germanos “facebook box” ermis silver 2013
ote “melody” grand ermis 2013
ab “peiraios” grand ermis - music 2014
vodafone “experience” ermis gold 2014
buondi café “your style” grand ermis gold 2015
lacta “love in the end” ermis bronze 2015
samsung “next is now” ermis gold 2016
.....and there are many more ermis awards every year since 1999
play – short movie 2017
best short film lagff
best short film (golden dionysus) - drama short film festival
best costumes - drama short film festival
technical excellence award - drama short film festival