Andy Poyiadgi makes films by day and comics by night. He likes the solitary nature of one and the collaborative needs of the other.
He started out at the BBC, creating award-winning promos, then went on to direct commercials and idents as one half of the duo Albert, for clients including Paramount Comedy, Heinz, Ford, Nissan and The Guardian, as well as a D&AD shortlisted trailer for The Sopranos. Andy now works independently and has directed jobs for Hyundai, Xbox, Vodafone and American Express.
His short film Schizofredric screened internationally, winning awards at the Garden State Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Seattle Sci-Fi Film Festival and Sci-Fi London Film Festival.
Andy's first comic Teapot Therapy was shortlisted for the Observer Graphic Short Story Prize and was coloured with genuine English Breakfast tea. It has been exhibited at the Mall Galleries and Foyles bookstore in London and at the The Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
He has contributed to various anthologies and produced a strip for Shots magazine, taking an irreverent look at the world of advertising and film.
His debut book, Lost Property, was published by Nobrow in March 2015. It was nominated for Best Comic at the 2015 British Comic Awards and was voted Best One-Shot at the Broken Frontier Awards.
Above all else, he likes a good brew.