Name: Stavros Parcharidis
Height: 5’9″ in / 176 cm
Weight: 176 lbs / 80 kg
Languages: Greek, English, German
Profile: Stavros Parcharidis is a Greek actor, writer and director who was born in 1966 in Bagnagn, Germany. He has been working in both film and theater since 1986.
In 2004, Stavros directed the film “Poreia” (On the Road) that was nominated for the Best Short Film award at the Cannes Film Festival by Kodak. He also directed and starred in “Favorite Town” (2014) for which he was nominated for the Best Actor award at the International Film Festival of Short Dramas in Athens.
As an actor, he has collaborated with all major television channels in Greece and has worked in series such as “Comfuzio”, “Aman”, “Reportage Without Borders”, as well as in major film productions such as “Everything is a Road” by P. Voulgaris, “The Hare Hunt” by N. Vezirgiannis, and “Flower of the Lake” by S. Tsarouchas.
Stavros has directed four documentaries: “The Slaughterhouse”, “Karya Lefkada”, “The City of Waters”, and “The Stubborn Publisher”.
In 1992, he founded the Maiotron Theater Company in Thessaloniki where he continues to serve as manager and art director. Since 1996, he has been responsible of the theater departments in various municipalities of Greece where he directs and teaches theater. He is the artistic director of the Spring Reasons monologue festival. Stavros has also taught screenplay writing at the theater workshop of the municipality of Naples, Italy.
In the field of theater, he has directed many plays that include “Birthday Night”, “The Buttoned”, “Marry Us Sir”, “Birthday Night”, “The Pouch of Socrates”, “In Aesop’s Company”, “Diogenos”, “The Lottery”, “Sogambros”, “A World of Children”, “Santa’s Birthday”, “Everything About Marriage Is Difficult”, “By Force Doctor”, “Horses”, “Old Woman”, “The Piece of Shame”, “The Lottery”, and “Wanderers’ Love “.
Stavros is also a video artist and photographer; two of his video art installations were exhibited at the Crypt Gallery in London in 2016.
In 2022, the feature film ABYSS IN had its world premiere at the 11th Global Nonviolent Film Festival where it won the Best Director, Best Actor (for Stavros Parcharidis – Σταύρος Παρχαρίδης), Best Cinematography, and Best Film awards. The film is directed by Yannis Aivazis, and produced by Aivazis and his wife, famed Greek actress and media personality, Maria Korinthiou (Μαρία Κορινθίου). ABYSS IS is co-written by Aivazis and Parcharidis.
Film director Bruno Pischiutta had this to say about ABYSS IN: “I saw the film late at night and was so impressed by Yannis’ direction and Stavros’ performance that, despite the late hour, I called them both to offer my congratulations.
Many things struck me in this film. For a start, the timing and pace of the direction and acting are perfect; nothing is superfluous in the film, nothing is redundant. Yannis makes some amazing directorial choices for a first-time director, and does not fall into any of the many traps in which even the best first-time directors often fall into. There is not a single wrong camera movement in the film, and the ensemble Yannis has created is remarkable. The actors are all good and carefully chosen. Brava to Christine Konstantinidou in the part of Anna! The sets designed and furnished by Maria Korinthiou fit perfectly with the story, which is constantly emphasized by Yorgos Vasiliadis’ cinematography that stops at the essentials. All the elements of the drama are offered to the viewer, but there is nothing more, there is only what needs to be there.
I will soon start filming the Trilogy, three major sequential motion pictures that will be shot in England and Greece. I have cast Stavros to play a main character in the film that will be shot in Greece, and I have cast Yannis as the star in one of the films that will be shot in England. I have great esteem for the artistic level of these two people, and I hope that, working together, we will achieve great results.”
Trailer of the film ABBYS IN, starring Stavros Parharidis:
The short film POREIA (On the Road) | Directed by and Starring Stavros Parharidis:
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