Nicholas Triandafyllidis (Director, Writer, Co-producer)

Born in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, Nicholas Triandafyllidis spent his childhood in the US. After high school, he studied sociology in Athens, Greece. Shortly after that, he went to London to study the art of film making at the London International Film School.

In 1993, his first short film “Dogs Licking My Heart, a b&w neo noir starring Blaine L. Reininger from the music group Tuxedomoon, won the first price at the Greek Short Film Festival. After a stream of visually stunning films such as  “Radio Moscow” (1995), “The Overcoat” (1996) and “Black Milk” (1999).

Triandafyllidis directed the legendary documentary “I Put A Spell On Me” (2001) about Screamin Jay Hawkins with the help of Jim Jarmusch. He has worked, amongst others, as a radio producer, journalist, book keeper, DJ, music promoter and venue owner.

Over the years, Nicholas Triandafyllidis has gained the reputation of one of the foremost auteurs in the Greek filmmaking industry, and one of the pioneers of the Greek New Wave.

After several years in self exile, “The Sentimentalists” marks his long awaited return to film.


2014 – The Sentimentalists (Feature)
2001 – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (Documentary)
1999 – Black Milk (Feature)
1998 – Tuxedomoon, no tears (Documentary)
1997 – The Overcoat (TV movie)
1995 – Radio Moscow ( Feature)
1993 – Dogs Licking my Heart (Short)
1992 – Momus, amongst women only (Short)