Bio

Bio

DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
ELENA ZERVOPOULOU

(Greek and French)
Founder of One Vibe Films
email : Elena.z@onevibefilms.com

Coming from a background of ethnopsychologist (Masters in Clinical Cross-Cultural Psychology from the University of Paris 5), she has worked in Paris with immigrant families and as a consultant at UNESCO, with street children in Madagascar.

With a Masters in Anthropological and Documentary filmmaking (trained by Jean Rouch’s crew in the Nanterre University of Paris), her academy film is projected in 2004 at the «The International Ethnographical Film Festival», in Paris.

Since 2006, she has produced, directed, filmed and edited creative documentaries and has made videos for International NGOs (shot in S.E Asia, Europe and Africa).

She runs PV workshops with unprivileged youth to enhance social activism at the grass-roots level, as well as develops and creates cross-media, educational ineractive projects.

She speaks fluently English, French, Greek, Italian and has a good level in Spanish, Indonesian and Malay.

Most important filmography:

“FLOWERS AND KNIVES” 55’ (2012): Torn between two worlds, Yansen’s journey unfolds between Flores (Indonesia) and Rome (Italy), will he choose religion or will he choose a wife?

“SEA GYPSIES” 5,’ (2012) today’s nomadic seafaring people of SE Asia challenged by a globalizing world.
Joined the “Why Poverty?” series. And was covered by 69 broadcasters reaching over 200 countries worldwide
http://www.onevibefilms.com/en/creative-documentaries/produced/sea-gypsies-why-poverty.html
http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/sea-gypsies/

“ANTI-BULLISM CAMPAIGN” (2013): cross-media, interactive educational project for young europeans, commisioned by the EU in collaboration with the “Smile of the Child” and used in schools across 7 EU countries.
http://www.onevibefilms.com/en/new-media/cross-media-against-bullying.html

“Greece: Days of Change” 78’, 52’ (2014): In times of recession, here is a portrait of three Greeks trying to take their destiny in their own hands. Could this crisis be our chance to reinvent ourselves and our society?
http://www.onevibefilms.com/en/creative-documentaries/produced/greece-days-of-change.html