Theo Panagopoulos was born in 1995 in Athens by a Greek father and a Lebanese mother. He graduated in 2017 from the Communication and Media Department of University of Athens and in 2020 with an MFA in Documentary Film Directing in Edinburgh College of Art.
He concluded his first short fiction film "A Sealed Idea" in 2018 which won the Best Writing Award in Athens Short Film Festival and was screened in multiple festivals around Europe. In 2020 he concluded his hybrid documentary short “My Own Personal Lebanon” which screened in multiple BAFTA-Qualifying festivals and was shortlisted for the IRIS award of the Hellenic Film Academy. He is currently developing the short in a feature documentary along with writing multiple upcoming new fiction projects.
He is mostly interested in writing and directing films that tackle themes of memory, politics, family and language. He aims to push the boundaries of the non-fiction genre by bringing in elements from other art forms in order to discover a deeper truth in every subject. His goal as a director is to shine a spotlight on situations and topics that wouldn't be otherwise discussed.