Philippos Vardakas holds a bachelor's degree in Media Studies (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK) and a Master's degree in Creative Documentary (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain). He began his professional career as a research journalist for ERT. After his master's degree, he lived in Barcelona for ten years where he dealt with all kinds of audiovisual productions. He worked as an audio engineer, camera operator, drone pilot, editor and on special effects until he was involved in directing. He has worked in fiction films, documentaries, advertising and news production. He is now an independent director and producer in Athens.