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VASILIOS PAPAPITSIOS

THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO COMMISSONED AND DOCUMENTARY WORK

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about VASILIOS PAPAPITSIOS 

 
 

b.1991

CHARLOTTE, NC

 

BASED

LOS ANGELES, CA

 

CINEMATOGRAPHER, EDITOR, DIRECTOR

DOCUMENTARY AND NARRATIVE FILM, MUSIC VIDEOS, PROMOTIONAL MEDIA, INSTALLATION, PERFORMANCE ART, EVENT RE-CAP, DRONE VIDEOGRAPHY, ANIMATION


COMING SOON


GOOD ENOUGH (2019)

12 EPISODES

editor, videographer

A group of queer black and brown friends navigate coming out, sex, family, relationships and scandalous shenanigans – all while learning how to love themselves, flaws and all.  As the characters explore alternative relationships and messy decisions, they each learn that their complex experiences push them to settle for more than GOOD ENOUGH.


SAVAGE (2019) 

8 EPISODES

producer, director, editor

Nico Savage navigates becoming HIV-positive in Hollywood in this refreshing comedy drama about being Cute, Queer, Black and Poz but still typical quirky Nico.


UNTITLED INTIMACY (2019)

Documentary Film

director, cinematographer, editor

Untitled Intimacy is an unscripted, durational first date, and live-stream that invites people from around the world to participate in the making of a documentary film that explores the technological mediation of intimacy and consent in LGBTQ digital dating app culture. Audience members can pay-to-play.


NO SESSO SS18 (2018)

cinematographer, director, editor

Promotional & editorial material, Fashion Film, and runway presentation 


"A LOT MORE ME" - VIOLET CHACHKI (2018)

editor, videographer

Violet Chachki's new music video and behind the scenes recap


"HOLLYWOOD HOOKER" - LOVE BAILEY (2018)

editor, videographer, drone technician,

Think you can book her?


FOUR-TWENTY MODELS (2018)

editor

Casting portraits, promotional


Scroll down to view my recent work!

Reach out for booking, rates and equipment rentals using the form below. 

A LOT MORE ME - VIOLET CHACHKI

 

SERIAL DREAMER

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about SERIAL DREAMER

 
 

starring 

Aymar Jean Christian,  Roger Fierro, Felicia Holman, Abra Johnson, Phillip Lambert, Jr., Jordy Marilyn, Elijah McKinnon, Meida McNeal, Saya Naomi, and Ashley Ray-Harris.

CREATED BY

Aymar Jean Christian

Videographer

Vasilios Papapitsios

 

The Story

Serial Dreamer follows residents of a Chicago co-op in their everyday lives and their dreams. The series is an experiment in series development, how to use one series to pilot multiple series by intersectional artists. In the series, every episode focuses on a different character, serving as a pilot for a series by that writer.

Hair Story, a pilot for Serial Dreamer

In "Hair Story," the pilot for Serial Dreamer, we meet the residents of the Chicago co-op during their annual meeting where they have to sort out all their issues. We learn that Gia, acting president, has been doing hair for side money. Her friend and client Curtis interrupts her meeting to recount a dream they had about her. 

Serial Dreamer is an ambitious experiment in queer TV development: a series of pilots about intersectional characters. In the full series, each episode focuses on one of the co-op residents and we follow them in their everyday lives and jump into their dreams.

TART

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about TART 

 
 

starring 

Niko Karamyan
Mia Carucci
Amelian Kashiro Hamilton
Sylvia Anne Kochinski
Michelle Badillo

 

Written & Directed

Tierney Finister

 

 editor  

VASILIOS PAPAPITSIOS 

 

 

TART is a tongue-in-cheek look at the world of Hollywood casting in an age where "woke" is trendy but identity can be largely misunderstood. Niko plays Jared Taylor White, a quirky casting director blissfully unaware of his own misogyny.

OVAH

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about OVAH 

 
 

starring 

ERICKATOURE 

 

produced by 

THE OTHER HALF 

 

FILMED, DIRECTED and edited by:  

VASILIOS PAPAPITSIOS 

Follow Erickatoure
IG: @erickatoure
FB: @avianceerickatoure
Twitter: @erickatoure

Song Produced by Adam Joseph
IG: @adamjosephmusic

Written by Adam Joseph & Erickatoure




 

 

 

SOMETIMES, FOREVER

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about SOMETIMES FOREVER 

 
 

starring 

Indiana Tali, Lucio Nieto, Alyssa Kempinski, Jonathon Iglesias

 

produced by 

Ashley George, Brandon Boudreaux

 

Assistant Director, Script Supervisor 

VASILIOS PAPAPITSIOS 

'Sometimes, Forever' is a dreamy exploration of young love and friendship for two young women living in desolate suburbia. Both best friends and experimental lovers, one's on the fence, one's completely enveloped in her queerness.

 

MAYA

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about MAYA FFS

 
 

starring 

MAYA MONES

 

CREATED BY

VASILIOS PAPAPITSIOS

 

The Story

FYI

Facial Feminization Surgery 
(FFS) is a set of reconstructive surgical procedures that refine typically "male" facial features to bring them closer in shape and size to typical "female" facial features.

"Undergoing FFS is not a matter of beauty. Sometimes I tell people about needing to do this, and they say 'but you’re beautiful as you are.' While the intention is kind, it misses the point entirely. These procedures are the bare minimum of what I see myself needing in order to live a sustainable life as a trans woman. 

I believe that at the very least these procedures will disrupt the unconscious process of strangers looking at my face and seeing a man. I need this not only to feel safe physically in the world, but to feel safe and comfortable in myself. No trans people are obliged to change themselves physically through hormones or surgery. I have recognized my individual need for these surgeries, and as such see them as making my life more livable." -June Jones (@small.tits.big.heart)

ABOUT ME
I'm a 22 year old afro-latina trans femme artist based in NYC, just hustling for my dreams. When i'm not working, you'll find me kickin it with my girls, munchin on a chopped cheese, or overanalyzing my feelings (she's a cancer lol). Since my move to the city, a little over 2 years ago, i've been focused on creating space/representation for black & brown trans/gnc femmes within the fashion industry, nightlife, online and wherever I can really. I've built my platform from the ground up, managing/representing myself and navigating it all alone; while this route has been a huge blessing in many ways, it unfortunately has proven folks in my line of work are quick to take advantage. Being ignored when asking to be payed and rarely getting compensated fairly combined with the daunting task of finding/sustaining a job where my trans-ness isn't a detriment have made it extremely difficult to save & pay for surgery on my own.

THE PROBLEM :'(
I've felt uncomfortable with my face since first puberty began to steer my features in a more masculine direction, not yet knowing that my unease stemmed from my desire to present femininely. While Hormone Replacement Therapy has helped me a lot, it can't refine whats already developed to match "feminine standards," and it sure as hell can't erase the social construction of gender that stirs discomfort & confusion within those who don't understand us, which makes visibility for trans femmes such exhausting, anxiety-inducing, painful, and dangerous work. My dysphoria towards my face has become crippling, as it affects every aspect of existing-making me question existence altogether. It takes so much out of me to walk out of the door, let alone lead a career that depends on radiating confidence, but I know there are so many young folks out there who need to see someone like them thriving independently..so I walk out of the door anyway. 

I want folks to see me with their eyes, not misgender me with them. I wanna leave the house without feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and fear that I won't make it back. I don't wanna counterfeit confidence; When I see my face, I want to see the strong, powerful, and proud trans woman that I am.