Anthony Thomas Ashiotis was born in Nicosia . His mother is half English – half Irish whilst his father is Greek Cypriot .
He is a Chartered Certified Accountant and runs his own firm of auditors, accountants and consultants since 1990 which firm is well known and highly awarded, based in Nicosia and with clients based worldwide (www.ashiotis.com.cy) .
He has over many years been involved in charity work especially as President of Rotaract Nicosia and Rotary Nicosia. He loves theater and has performed in both small and leading roles in quite a number of theatrical plays ( mostly comedies) and always for charity . He has in recent years also written a number of theatrical plays . “Friends for Oscars “ is the first play he has written and it is the first time it will be on stage with few more plays to follow after this ! There are also serious thoughts and plans for this specific play to be taken abroad !
Athena Louisa Marie Agroti
Born in London and raised in Cyprus, Athena studied Drama and Film at Queen Mary University of London, followed by an MA in Applied Theatre (Community & Education) at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Athena works as a Drama Teacher, Director and Creative Arts Facilitator.
As well as working in various educational settings through theater in London and Cyprus,
she ran projects at the school, Shishuvan in Mumbai with the Parents Association for confidence building and communication skills. Other projects include finding ways to be more creative, integrating the arts into the curriculum and working with a group of young people in Kandivali in the development of theater.
The most effective work was to use the expression of theater to develop the self-awareness and self-esteem of women coming to SNEHA (Nutrition, Education & Health Action Society) with a history of domestic violence.
On her return to Cyprus, she, along with various artists set up a group titled ‘’Allospos’’ which help run community projects. She realised her passion for Creative Education and directed various productions, a few of which have been adaptations of Mischief Theatre Company, which to this day she continues to pursue.
Yiannos Georgiades is the Managing Partner of the law firm Y. Georgiades & Associates LLC, which is based in Nicosia, Cyprus, with presence in the UK and Greece. Yiannos Georgiades is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association, called to the Bar of England & Wales, President of the Cyprus Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration and Mediation for commercial disputes (CEAM) and President of the Metropole Alliance International Association of lawyers and professionals. He is a co-founder of the business accelerator KV Kinisis Ventures Limited, and a nominated advisor for the Emerging Companies Market (the ECM) of the Cyprus Stock Exchange.
Mr Georgiades has recently been involved in the film production industry, as a producer of the up and coming film “Poets Never Die” to be filmed in Cyprus, and has been advising film directors and film companies for the production of films and how to apply for cash rebates etc. in light of the recent attractive incentive for film production in Cyprus, offering up to 35% of eligible expenditures incurred. Additionally, he was connected with the recent production of the 2020 Hollywood film “Jiu Jitsu” starring Nicholas Cage filmed in Cyprus and the law firm were the sponsors for the Press Conference which took place in the Hilton Hotel. “The government of Cyprus has offered great incentives to the film industry and has managed to grab the attention of renowned American producers and directors like Demetri Logothetis, who chose Cyprus for the shootings of Jiu Jitsu, a film we helped in co-producing” said Georgiades, explaining that he aims to continue this path and do more to support the production of Hollywood films in Cyprus as it brings the two countries even closer.
Film and Streaming Director
Savvas Hadjigeorgiou studied Film and TV at Hofstra University and has held high-level positions in the Cyprus TV industry for 26 years. He is well known for high quality TV series including 'O Nomos Tis Ekdikisis', 'Krifos Kaiadas' and 'O Telios Andras'. He heads the Productions at Jazz Arts & Communications and is a Film/TV and studio consultant, specialising in live streaming for various events including concerts and seminars.
Production and Stage Assistant
Mary Spyrou is a recent graduate from the University of Essex with a BA in Drama. She has played roles ranging from ditzy and comedic to serious and abusive. She aspires to pursue a career in acting as well as volunteer for educational programs involving children. Currently she is interning for the Home for Cooperation’s Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival 2020. In 2021, she plans to audition for theatre schools in Europe to acquire an MA in Acting.