Thodoris (Theo) Sarafis

2D Animator, Motion Designer, Director, Illustrator and voice actor

My invlovement with animation was inevitable and obvious from a very young age.

Sketching, drawing, writing scripts and acting them out while doing funny voices, composing and playing music, were always my favourite hobbies. Animation seemed like the only way to combine them all in one job. One that I would always really enjoy doing!

I was born in Athens, Greece. I have studied Visual Communication at University of Central England in Birmingham UK, where I majored in Time-based media (Film-making and Animation), illustration and graphic design, and Illustration for 2D Animation at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco USA.

My films have been featured in 37 festivals and have won 22 awards.

I have directed and animated the multi-awarded, T-Art produced, short animated movies "Osios Gerasimos the Jordanite" (2011), "Apostle Paul: Journey from Damascus to the Acropolis" (2015) and "Agios Nikolaos" (2021), and produced, directed and animated the multi-awarded "The Life of Death" (2018).

I have worked on the Greek National Opera production of Evgenios Trivizas' and George Dousis' "No! You won't get up our noses!", directed by Natasha Triantafilliwith animator Panagiotis Rappas (2021)

I have collaborated with I have worked on various television production series, documentaries and films ("Earth is our home", "Litsa.gr", "Ergazomeni gynaika", "Olive Tree route expedition", "Veltioste tin Igia sas" and others) as an art director assistant, storyboard artist, graphic designer, compositor, After-Effects specialist and 2D animator.

As a motion graphics animator and graphic designer, I have worked on numerous commercials, video presentations and posters for XAPT Kft., Kotsovolos, the Municipality of Athens, the Municipality of GlyfadaTechnava s.a., CassTechnava s.a.Manifest Facility Management s.a.El. D. Mouzakis s.a. and Petalouda s.a. and others.

Christos Maragoudakis

Composer, Arranger, Musician, Music Producer and voice actor

I am a Greek, born in West Germany.

Passionate about music I started studying music from a very young age. I have diplomas in classical and electric guitar, advanced music theory and sound engineering.

I have composed music for numerous short films, television and theatre productions, where I have shown my ability to adapt in a variety of different genres.

I have produced albums for independent, greek and international artists.

I have been awarded the "Best Music in Animation" award at the 2019 Branson International Film Festival, for my work on the short film "Apostle Paul: Journey from Damascus to the Acropolis" (2015) and the "Silver Best Sound Design" at the 4th GrandPrix of Film Olympiad for my work on "The Life of Death" (2018).

I am teaching sound engineering and guitar classes, and have performed on stage as a guitarist, vocalist and bassist.

My love and passion for music, drives me to constantly explore new musical frontiers.