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Michael Kalopedis

Producer & Director

As a teenager, Michael hosted a rock radio show and spent all his pocket money on rolls of film for his 1971 Cannon A1. He is passionate about cooking and documentaries and on his free time he does voluntary work for the local Cinema Society and mentoring teenagers as part of the Junior Achievement entrepreneurship program.

Alexia Roider

Head of Creative

Ever since she learned how to talk, Alexia has been making up her own stories. She never liked the ready-made tales being read to her from a book. She created her own characters and dictated to her mother how the story should be narrated and what should happen next... Well, she grew up to become a film director, telling stories and sharing them with the world. She loves reading books more than she enjoys watching films, using her imagination to create images and sounds to the words she reads. She has a passion for short films and since 2011 she serves as the Artistic Director of the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (ISFFC). Her mission as the Head of Creative is to challenge, inspire and bring together the creativity and unique skills of all the talented individuals of the Zedem team.

Andria Pourouti

Lead Animator

As a child Andria used to spend endless hours watching all kinds of cartoons and animated films - and continues to do so today! After watching Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited away" and Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride", she realized that animation was her calling. She loves learning new things everyday especially if it's related to character animation.

Jeanne Bornet

Head of Design

She grew up singing “Je ne veux pas travailler “ and actually achieved this life goal when she moved to Cyprus. She claims that she does not “work" for a living. She draws and designs all day. Creating uncharted and imaginary worlds. And the rest of the time? She just chills out under the Mediterranean sun... Nice move!

Maria Savva

Motion Graphics Designer

As a little girl Maria would slide her books into the VHS player hoping to see the illustrations come alive on screen, but they did not. So, when 'one ring ruled them all' she decided to rule them all by studying animation. Maria has close to 10 years of experience in the industry. She joined our team in late 2012 and she has been a key player ever since.

Alexandros Kimonides

Motion Graphics Designer

Aa a child Alex's parents, much to their dismay, discovered that he treated the walls of his house as a giant canvas to tell his stories, they soon found out that the only times he wasn't "vandalising" his houses' walls, was when he was watching cartoons on the telly, fully engrossed in their tales. As the years rolled by he decided that to better express himself, he had to teach himself this awesome medium of storytelling. What's better than your favourite pastime being your full-time job?

Eleni Demetriou

Animator

Ever lost in her imagination, then with her nose stuck in a book from the moment she could read, it wasn't long before she combined the two and began writing and illustrating her own stories. Upon stumbling across a Ghibli film one day, the storytelling gripped her and a path was set in her mind; a whole new way to bring stories to life.

Georgia Bloo Nicolaou

Creative Writer

Georgia spent her childhood watching movies, making houses out of jenga sticks and people out of clay, drawing and writing stories. She still does all of the above, except now she makes movies and doesn't just watch them. When accused of living in another world, she now replies with: 'It's my job!'. Philosophy of life: 'If you can't find it, make it!'

The kids that doodled faces on the classroom wall and named them ‘WALL-E’, who took the Flintstones off their birthday cake and put on a show, who daydreamed their way out of the window, catching flights to Middle Earth on the wings of the fly on the wall.
We are artists. Functional daydreamers.
Whatever we do for fun, we do for work.

Meet the team

Those who have answered the call of duty to create.
Click on their faces and read the stories that brought them here.

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Michael Kalopedis

Producer & Director
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Alexia Roider

Head of Creative
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Andria Pourouti

Lead Animator
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Jeanne Bornet

Head of Design
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Maria Savva

Motion Graphics Designer
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Alexandros Kimonides

Motion Graphics Designer
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Eleni Demetriou

Animator
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Georgia Bloo Nicolaou

Creative Writer