Andy Poyiadgi

Director & Creative

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

Andy Poyiadgi is a director and creative. He started out making award-winning promos for the BBC, and since then has directed commercials and content for Heinz, Vodafone, Hyundai, Paramount, Burger King, Xbox and many more, including a D&AD shortlisted trailer for The Sopranos. His short film Schizofredric screened internationally, winning awards at the Garden State Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Seattle Sci-Fi Film Festival and Sci-Fi London Film Festival. Andy also makes comics and graphic novels. His first comic Teapot Therapy was shortlisted for the Observer Graphic Short Story Prize and has been exhibited at the Mall Galleries and Foyles bookstore in London. His debut book, Lost Property, was published by Nobrow Press. It was nominated for Best Comic at the British Comic Awards and was voted Best One-Shot at the Broken Frontier Awards.

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Skills

  • Directing
  • Filmmaking
  • Writing
  • Illustration
  • Comics
  • Content
  • Branding
  • TV
  • Advertising

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • BBC

    BBC

    • Television
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    Work history

    Currently

    Freelance Director

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    Mar 2003
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Directed commercials, online content, on-air promotions, idents and music videos for a range of advertising agencies, content companies and broadcasters. Creative experience from pitching ideas to writing scripts and treatments. Production experience from start to finish on varying budgets; from small social spots to large TV campaigns. Clients include Heinz, Vodafone, Xbox, American Express, BBC, The Guardian, Paramount Comedy Channel, Hyundai, Ford, Nissan, Toshiba, National Lottery, Specsavers, Smart Energy, McDonald's, Burger King, BirdsEye, Yellow Pages, Wickes, Gamestation, Sci-Fi Channel, A&E Network. Agencies include: Ogilvy, Grey London, AMV BBDO, BBH, Wieden & Kennedy, TBWA, Leo Burnett, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Isobel, Innocean, Edelman, MWO, CHI, Lowe Brindfors, Devilfish. Previously represented for commercials by Thomas Thomas Films, Blink Productions and Godman Films.

    2003

    Director/Creative

    BBC

    Apr 1999 - Mar 2003
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Responsible for writing and directing brand building campaigns and programme trailers for various BBC channels. Created award winning work for Top Gear, Robot Wars, Comedy on BBC TWO, Food on BBC TWO, the launch of BBC FOUR, a domestic violence season on BBC ONE and a cinema commercial for the BAFTAs. Voted Best Newcomer at the Promax UK Awards.

    Education

    1998

    BA (Hons) Video & Animation - First

    Bath Spa University

    Sep 1995 - Jun 1998
    • Bath, United Kingdom

    1995

    Foundation in Art and Design - Distinction

    Central Saint Martins

    Sep 1994 - Jun 1995
    • London, United Kingdom