Manolis Mavris was born in Athens in 1987. He studied Graphic Design and Animation in Athens and Visual Communication in London. During his studies in London he worked at the post-production of English TV series for Channel 4 (”Hunted”) and BBC1 (”Sherlock”). In 2014 he made his first short film ”Blue Train” which was shown at the Leeds International Film Festival (“Best of British” category). In 2017, his second short film, ”Maneki Neko” premiered at the 61st BFI London Film Festival and has since been shown in 35 festivals winning 13 awards. Manolis Mavris currently works in Athens as a director of commercials.