A Fulbright Scholar, Stavros studied Film Production at New York University. He began his career directing TV commercials in his home town of Nicosia, Cyprus, before moving to London, and completing an MA in Screenwriting from the London Film School.
His first feature, the multi-award winning Shirley Adams (2009), was part of the official selection at several international film festivals, including Toronto, Locarno, Rotterdam and London. Winner of three South African Film and Television awards, including best feature, the film was also nominated for the 2010 Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, and the Sutherland Trophy.
An alumni of the 2010 Berlin Film Festival Talent Campus, Stavros was invited to the Working Title Films Residency at the 2010 Hay Festival, and was selected to attend the prestigious Binger Film Lab, in Amsterdam.
Though he resides in London, Stavros is known to embrace any chance to avoid the rain and soak up the sun of his home town. He recently wrote and co-directed Cyprus' EU Presidency Film, and is currently project managing, and co-authoring Nicosia's Bid to become a European Capital of Culture, while location scouting for his first feature as a writer/director, the Nicosia-based The First Cypriot Astronaut
, which has recently received MEDIA support.
A life-long heavy metal fan, Stavros is a regular contributor to Terrorizer the world's leading extreme music magazine.