Andrea Gatopoulos was born in Pescara (Abruzzo, Italy) in 1994. After school he moved to Rome and graduated in 2016 with a score of 110/110 cum laude in Modern Literature with a thesis entitled “Virtual reality and image culture in the civilization of entertainment”. During the university years, he founded his publishing house and production company called Il Varco with which he produced 12 short films and 2 feature films, the edition of 4 books and produced many events all throughout Italy. He shot a dozen films as a cinematographer including David and Nastri nominees films. His productions were featured in more than 100 festival in the world including Oscar Qualifying and European Film Awards Qualifying festivals. He’s the artistic director of Il Varco – International Short Film Festival, and supervisor of Short Days, its parallel screenings.
Graduated in Communication Sciences, she specializes in Cinema, Television and Multimedia Production. Since 2008 he has been working in Rome, gaining experience with realities such as Alba Produzioni, Indi Cinema Italia, CGS – Cinecircoli Giovanili Socioculturali. In 2009 he moved to South Africa and worked for a year in Cape Town, starting to incubate the idea of developing a creative hub of cultural production. Her numerous study, work and training trips abroad have allowed her to develop a new vision on
sector dynamics of the current market. Since 2011 he has been working as a producer and executive for film and audiovisual production companies in Italy and for three years he is part of the cultural association ZEN.movie. Since 2015 he has produced independent projects by investing in directors and stories, in 2018 he created Insolita Film, a film and creative production center that aims to bring art and culture into companies.