CHRISTOS ANDREOU

Film/TV/Game Composer

Resolve Stain Remover - Mudflaps

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A Winter's Tail (Christmas Wonderland 2013)

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Barclays : Goal

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Aishe is going on vacation

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EMI Production Music : Epic Trailers

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Charles Schwab : Halo

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Barzakh (2013)

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Charles Schwab : Cash Management

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Iglo (Come Together)

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HUGE NYC Image Film

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Μοιραία Φεγγάρια (Fatal Moons)

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BRAUN : Multiquick Juicer (Rehab)

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Arabesque Soundtracks

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11:50 (Eleven Fifty)

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Meat me in Plainville

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Daughters of Rome (OST)

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Daughters of Rome (excerpt 1)

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Daughters of Rome (excerpt 2)

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Sylia

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StarWind Games : Jet Croc | Battle Frogging

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Always say 'Aishiteru'

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Biography

Christos Andreou has been composing music for films, television, games and theatre since 2006. After he graduated with a Masters Degree in Music, he began to pursue his career in composing for the Media by working on an array of projects both in the UK, US and abroad. His passion for the creation of music for the media, as well as his Mediterranean background amalgamate into extremely creative music with influences from both the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

SHORT FILMS

Christos has composed the music for various short films including Nightchase, Tales from the Brothers Douvergier, Pandora Revisits, The Surface, Two Too Many, Catch a Falling Star, Always say 'Aishiteru' and Meat me in Plainville which was awarded 'Best Horror Film Award' at the 12th Annual Coney Island Film Festival 2012.

In 2011 Christos composed the music for Eleven Fifty [11:50], a short film written and directed by Stylianos Constantinou which was awarded the 2nd prize at the Cyprus Short Film Festival and screened at the Raindance Film Festival 2013 in London. In the same year he was also given the opportunity to work on a larger scale epic film entitled Daughters of Rome (StormLight Productions) which was selected for the Cork Film Festival 2012.

In March 2013 has scored the original music for 'Barzakh' nominated 'Best Original Score' at the Corona FastNet Short Film Festival 2013 and winner of the 1st Prize for the 'Local' category in the Underground Short Film Festival 2013. The film was written from the award winning screen writer Lindsay Sedgewick and directed by Donogh MacCarthy-Morrogh. Barzakh tells the story of Rabah who was forced to flee his home in Afghanistan and must rebuild his life under the Irish asylum system.

Christos's first collaboration with UniTrust Media Productions is marked with composing the music for the short film 'Aishe is going on vacation', a film written and directed by Haris Therapis.

TV COMMERCIALS

In 2012, Christos was chosen by HAUS International LLC to join their team of in-house composers, in order to work, as a Music Supervisor for BRAUN (Germany) - Multiquick Juicer Ad Campaign, a collaboration between HAUS International LLC and BBDO Proximity. The campaign was presented at the Cannes Festival 2012.

Christos's work for TV include the music for Barclays and Charles Schwab commercials which were featured on many programmes on US TV channels including CNN, MSNBC, History, Discovery, CNBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS, Bloomberg News Network, YES Network, Golf Channel, ESPN and many more. He has also composed the music for Iglo's (Bird's Eye) which was aired on many channels in Europe as well as the Christmas Wonderland 2013 (Dublin) commercials.

TV PRODUCTIONS

In 2012 Christos had the opportunity to score the music for a short documentary for HUGE to illustrate the process of creating the iOS format for HBO GO. HBO GO, is a website which features 600 hours of content available for streaming in standard or high definition.

He has also composed the original music for the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation - Channel 1 TV Drama Series 'Μοιραία Φεγγάρια' (Fatal Moons) [2012] directed by Klitos Klitou and Evi Papamichael. The story of great love that joined Alexandros and Christina, but 'Fate' seemed merciful to them. The 1974 war separated them and their love endured through time and distance. However, cruel 'Fate' decided to give them a second chance after 38 years. The series is inspired by the book of Maro Kranidiotis 'When Fate Decides'.

TRAILER MUSIC

In 2012 Christos worked on a project entitled 'Arabesque Soundtracks - Cinematic Music for Film and TV', which involved a collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Dominik Johnson, award-winning sound engineer Jake Jackson (Gladiator, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who) and himself. These tracks were published by Altitude Music on the album 'World Travel'.

In June 2013 Christos had the opportunity to also work on a collaborative project with Tolga Kashif, James Collins, Simon Hanhart and Robin Scott. The project entitled 'Epic Trailers' and published by EMI Production Music includes electrifying, emotive, blockbusting, story-driven tracks tailor-made for trailers.


Credits

Composer

2014 | Mudflaps | Resolve Stain Remover (Commercial 2014)

2013 | A Winter's Tail | Christmas Wonderland TV & Cinema Commercial.

2013 | Barclays | Goal | Barclays Commercial entitled 'Goal' for US television.

2013 | UniTrust Media Productions | Aishe is going on vacation | Short-film written and directed by Haris Therapis.

2013 | EMI Production Music | Epic Trailers | Electrifying, emotive, blockbusting, story-driven tracks tailor-made for trailers.

2013 | Charles Schwab | New Charles Schwab Commercial entitled 'Halo' for US television.

2013 | Barzakh | A short film from award winning screen writer Lindsay Sedgewick. Directed by Donogh MacCarthy-Morrogh (nominated 'Best Original Score' at Corona Fastnet Film Festival 2013)

2013 | Charles Schwab | Charles Schwab Commercial entitled 'Cash Management' for US television.

2013 | Iglo (Come Together) | TV Commercial for Iglo (Bird's Eye).

2013 | HBO GO | Short documentary for HBO GO created by HUGE. HBO GO, is a website which features 600 hours of content available for streaming in standard or high definition.

2012 | Μοιραία Φεγγάρια (Fatal Moons) | Daily TV Drama series being broadcast on CyBC1

2012 | Arabesque Soundtracks - Cinematic Music for Film & TV [Collaborative project with world musician Dominik Johnson]

2012 | Jet Croc | Game Application for Android and iOS [StarWind Games]

2012 | Eleven Fifty [11:50] [Short film] - Awarded the 2nd prize at the 'Cyprus Short Film Festival 2012'.

2011 | Meat me in Plainville | 'Best Horror Film Award' at the 12th Annual Coney Island Film Festival 2012.

2011 | Battle Froggin | Game Application for Android and iOS [StarWind Games]

2011 | Daughters Of Rome [Short film]

2010 | Always say 'Aishiteru' [Short film]

2010 | Catch a Falling Star [Animation]

2009 | Two Too Many [Short film]

2008 | The Surface [Short film]

2008 | Pandora Revisits [Animation]

2006 | Tales from the Brother's Douvergier [Short Film]

2006 | Nightchase [Stop-motion animation]


Additional Composer


2009 | Drengen der ville i krig (The boy that wanted to go to war) [Feature film]

2009 | Julefrokosten [Feature film]


Additional Orchestrator / Score Editor


2012 | Additional Orchestrator / Programmer | Let Your Light Shine | London 2012: Torch Relay Anthem [collaborative project with internationally renonwed composer Tolga Kashif, musician and lyricist Robin Scott and mixing engineer Simon Hanhart]

2009 | Score Editor for John Harle's work BLUEBIRD commissioned by The Central Band of Royal Air Force and published by Chester-Novello.

2009 | Score Editor and additional Orchestrator for Mark Slater's music for Interstellar's Production '400 Years of the Telescope'. Score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios by the London Symphony Orchestra.

2009 | Score Editor for Mark Dougherty's 'Kentish Tales'

2009 | Personal copyist to David Campbell

2006 | Publisher and typesetter at A&Ch Music Editors [Cyprus] on publications 'Drums and Bugles' and 'The Basic Rhythms and styles on Drums'.


Online/Media and Other works


2012 | Music Supervisor / Creative Director | BRAUN Multiquick Juicer. A collaborative project with HAUS International LLC and BBDO Proximity, for BRAUN (Germany) which was presented at Cannes Festival 2012.

2010 | Music Researcher | Dry Run [Drama movie directed by Aram Boyrazian]


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Mudflaps

Date: March 2014
Genre: TV Commercial
Client: Resolve
Creative Direction: HAUS International LLC
Music by: Irv Johnson & Christos Andreou

Resolve Stain Remover - Mudflaps (TV Commercial 2014)

Sometimes it only takes a little bit of dirt to make a huge difference. And dogs rarely track only a little bit of dirt.

A Winter's Tail

Date: November 2013
Genre: TV & Cinema Commercial
Creative Direction: StormLight Productions

A Winter's Tail - Christmas Wonderland TV & Cinema Commercial 2013.

GloHealth Christmas Wonderland aims to capture the magic of Christmas. A festival of family entertainment from iSkate Ireland's largest ice rink, to the foods of a Continental Christmas Market and including Funderland, a special Santa's Christmas Circus, an adventure journey through Jingle Town, the famous Custard Pie puppet company and award winning international illusionist Guy Barrett.

GloHealth Christmas Wonderland will be a festival to delight the senses and capture the joy and fun of the season - all in one location at the RDS from December 6th.

Barclays : Goal

Date: September 2013
Genre: TV Commercial
Client: Barclays
Agency: Ogilvy and Mather
Creative Direction: HAUS

Barlcays TV Commercial - Goal.

As featured on various programmes on :

Aishe is going on vacation

Date: September 2013
Genre: Short Film (Drama)
Client: UniTrust Media Productions

Written and Directed by Haris Therapis with Christopher Greco on the leading role and Alkis Kritikos, Andreas Tselepos, Alexia Charalambidou, Sofoklis Kaskaounias, Prokopis Agathokleous and introducing Panagiotis Georgiou.

A Turkish war correspondent is sent to photograph the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and finds himself witnessing the cold execution of Cypriot captive hostages. A man of strong ethnic pride and supporter of the invading military regime, comes face to face with the army's cruel policies and is forced to make a choice, whether to keep silent and remain an accomplice, or be humane.

A Unitrust Media Production. Based on real events.

Violin, Tambura and Oud by Panayiotis Agglogallou

EMI Production Music - Epic Trailers

Date: June 2013
Genre: Trailer Music
Client: EMI Production Music

EMI - KPM 869 - Epic Trailers. Electrifying, emotive, blockbusting, story-driven tracks tailor-made for trailers. A collaborative partnership between Tolga Kashif, James Collins, Simon Hanhart, Robin Scott and Christos Andreou.

As featured on various programmes on :

Charles Schwab : Halo

Date: March 2013
Genre: TV Commercial
Client: Charles Schwab
Agency: HAVAS WorldWide NYC
Creative Direction: HAUS

Charles Schwab TV Commercial - Halo. Animation by Thornberg and Forester

As featured on various programmes on :

Barzakh (2013)

Date: March 2013
Genre: Short Film (Drama)
Client: StormLight Productions

Barzakh (from the arabic meaning 'hindrance', or limbo) is a short film from award winning screen writer Lindsay Sedgewick.

Forced to flee his home in Afghanistan, Rabah must rebuild his life under the Irish asylum system.

Violins: Nikos Pittas and Panayiotis Agglogallou
Flute / Clarinet: Christos Andreou
Vocals : Christos Andreou

The film won the 1st Prize for the 'Local' category in the Underground Short Film Festival 2013. It was also nominated for 'Best in Cork' and 'Best Original Score' at the Corona FastNet Short Film Festival 2013

Charles Schwab : Cash Management

Date: January 2013
Genre: TV Commercial
Client: Charles Schwab
Agency: HAVAS WorldWide NYC
Creative Direction: HAUS

Charles Schwab TV Commercial - Cash Management. Animation by Thornberg and Forester

As featured on various programmes on :

Iglo (Come Together)

Date: January 2013
Genre: TV Commercial
Client: Iglo
Agency: BBDO Proximity Düsseldorf
Creative Direction: HAUS

Iglo (Come Together) - TV Commercial (2013)

HUGE NYC Image Film

Date: January 2013
Genre: Promo
Client: HUGE
Agency: HUGE
Creative Direction: HAUS

Short documentary for HBO GO created by HUGE to illustrate the process of creating the iOS format for HBO GO. HBO GO, is a website which features 600 hours of content available for streaming in standard or high definition.

Μοιραία Φεγγάρια (Fatal Moons)

Date: June 2012
Genre: TV Drama Series
Client: Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation

Daily TV Series being broadcast at 7.25 pm from CyBC1. The story is about the great love that joined Alexandros and Christina. But 'Fate' seemed merciful to them. The 1974 war separated them and their love endured through time and distance. However, cruel 'Fate' decided to give them a second chance after 38 years. The series is inspired by the book of Maro Kranidiotis 'When Fate Decides'.

Production Editor (Executive Producers): Evi Papamichael, Klitos Kleitou
Directed by: Klitos Kleitou, Simon Pharmakas

BRAUN : Multiquick Juicer (Rehab)

Date: June 2012
Genre: Promo
Client: BRAUN
Agency: BBDO Proximity Düsseldorf
Creative Direction: HAUS / Christos Andreou

A collaborative project with HAUS International LLC and BBDO Proximity, for BRAUN (Germany) which was presented at Cannes Festival 2012.
Music Supervisor / Creative Director - Christos Andreou.

Arabesque Soundtracks

Date: March 2012
Genre: Library Music
Client: Altitude Music Ltd

Arabesque Soundtracks is a collaboration partnership between professionals Christos Andreou and Dominik Johnson. We specialise in composing, recording and producing cinematic Middle-Eastern soundtracks for Film, TV & Media projects. Using real live ethnic instruments such as Bouzouki, Cumbus Saz, Baglama, Spanish Guitar, Oud and live Orchestral Strings in our work means we create unique, high-end productions. Working from studios in Manchester and London, we deliver a full in-house service from composition, recording, mixing and editing. We can create customised Film soundtracks, TV soundtracks, production music, library music, video game music and music for any media.

11:50 (Eleven Fifty) - excerpt

Date: February 2012
Genre: Short Film (Drama)
Client: Stylianos Constantinou

Excerpt scene from 'Eleven Fifty' [11:50]. The short film won the 2nd Prize award winning short film at 'Cyprus Short Film Festival 2012' and has been officially selected for the 'Raindance Film Festival 2013'.

Xenon begins his day as usual. Precise and meticulous, as every embalmer should be, he begins preparing a body. His methods are swift and orderly, but the job he serves for so many years has something in store for him today. Something out of order.

Meat me in Plainville (excerpt)

Date: February 2011
Genre: Short Film (Drama)
Client: Greth Productions

In an alternate present where the consumption of human meat is not only socially acceptable, but it is the only form of meat available, a father and daughter with a strained relationship must escape together as their small suburban town descends into crazed cannibalism.

The film won the 'Best Horror Film Award' at the 12th Annual Coney Island Film Festival 2012.

Daughters of Rome

Date: February 2011
Genre: Short Film (Drama)
Client: StormLight Productions

This ambitious and gripping short is set against a Roman incursion into Ireland in the year 82 AD.

It follows Quintus Aurelius Petroneus (Shawn Sturnick) a Roman Centurion searching for his wife (Jane Elizabeth Walsh) & daughter (Jasmine Norman). The film features Irish, Latin and English language elements and would not have been possible without the fantastic support, knowledge and equipment of Martin McAree and Legion Ireland - The Roman Military Society of Ireland.

Daughters of Rome (excerpt 1)

Date: February 2011
Genre: Short Film (Drama)
Client: StormLight Productions

This ambitious and gripping short is set against a Roman incursion into Ireland in the year 82 AD.

It follows Quintus Aurelius Petroneus (Shawn Sturnick) a Roman Centurion searching for his wife (Jane Elizabeth Walsh) & daughter (Jasmine Norman). The film features Irish, Latin and English language elements and would not have been possible without the fantastic support, knowledge and equipment of Martin McAree and Legion Ireland - The Roman Military Society of Ireland.

Daughters of Rome (excerpt 2)

Date: February 2011
Genre: Short Film (Drama)
Client: StormLight Productions

This ambitious and gripping short is set against a Roman incursion into Ireland in the year 82 AD.

It follows Quintus Aurelius Petroneus (Shawn Sturnick) a Roman Centurion searching for his wife (Jane Elizabeth Walsh) & daughter (Jasmine Norman). The film features Irish, Latin and English language elements and would not have been possible without the fantastic support, knowledge and equipment of Martin McAree and Legion Ireland - The Roman Military Society of Ireland.

Sylia

Date: January 2011
Genre: Theatre Play (Drama)
Client: SKALA Theatre

Sylia is a play that incorporates simplicity and realism into the every day life of very believable characters. It conveys the themes of love, courage, and relationships and gives a brief look into the psyche of teenagers and young adults, and the problems, which they face in today's society. Drug abuse is the central theme of the play, an issue, which many families have to face nowadays. The main character of the play, Sylia, becomes involved in a relationship where she is drawn into drug abuse. As she walks down this path, she not only has to face society, her family and friends, but also what she has become. She is tested both physically and mentally, as are her loved ones as they face the problem that has become Sylia's reality, and they are forced to uncover the 'bitter truth' and face their responsibilities. Ultimately Sylia is a story of motherly love, friendship and courage conveying one of today's most crucial social problems and portraying that substance abuse is indeed a very dangerous, and sometimes even deadly, game.

StarWind Games : Jet Croc | Battle Frogging

Date: January 2012
Genre: Mobile Game Apps
Client: StarWind Games

Music from the original Game Applications 'Jet Croc' and 'Battle Frogging' developed by by StarWind Games®

Always say 'Aishiteru'

Date: April 2010
Genre: Short Film (Drama)
Client: Greth Productions

The story of Akira, a young member of the Kato Yakuza, who, after stealing money from Boss Hiroshi, tries to hop the next train out of town, away from his crimes and worried girlfriend Ami.