THE Cypriot has described his delight at joining the ranks of British winners at the star-studded ceremony in London.
Poss Kondeatis, picked up the Bafta for Best Short Film for Until the River Runs Red joining fellow Brits Colin Firth and Helena Bonham-Carter in winning the prestigious award. Poss short for Apostolos was born in London in 1981 His father an author and illustrator who is from Kontea and his doctor mother Elli is from Nicosia.
The 30-year-old from Wandsworth, who has previously worked with the likes of Keira Knightly, said: “It was an honour to be nominated but winning feels amazing.
“I was really shocked when our names were read out and it has been crazy being the centre of attention at such a big event.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by the whole experience and it feels like a dream: I needed to pinch myself when Paul McCartney came over and shook my hand for five minutes saying how much he loved the film – even JK Rowling gave me a wink.”
The producer, who studied Graphic Design and New Media at the University of the Creative Arts in Epsom , has been steadily carving out a name for himself since graduating in 2004 – working on films such as The Duchess and making commercials for clients like O2.
Unsurprisingly however, he described winning the award, alongside director Paul Wright, as the “highlight” of his career so far.
He added: “I’ve been trying for a long while to start up a production company to create and distribute content both for film media and interactive so hopefully this will help me find the funding and support that I’ve been looking for.
“I’m going to aim for the top now and strike while the iron is hot.”
The film depicts a girl who believes she is the only daughter of God and was the pair’s graduate film at the National Film and Television School, receiving acclaim at the Edinburgh and Locarno International Film Festivals.
Apostolos hobbies are playing video games , swimming and sketching.

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