Peter Andrikidis is one of Australia’s most experienced and awarded Directors, having directed approximately 50 TV Series, TV Movies and Films. Some of his memorable work includes: EAST WEST 101, UNDERBELLY, RESCUE SPECIAL OPS, KILLING TIME, THE STRAITS, FAT TONY & CO and the huge ratings success CATCHING MILAT which was one of the highest rating Australian programs in 2015 with nearly 2.5 million viewers. His latest Logie winning series, JANET KING, is also currently screening Season 2 on the ABC.
Graduating from AFTRS (Film Direction) in 1981, Andrikidis paved a career of Directorial success with a long string of international awards. His work on WILDSIDE won eight AFI’s including Best Direction. GRASS ROOTS written by Geoffrey Atherden, won seven AFI’s including Best Direction and a New York Festival Award. The telemovie MY HUSBAND, MY KILLER won Andrikidis’ third AFI for Best Direction. HEROES’ MOUNTAIN and JESSICA each won a Silver Hugo for Best Direction and a Gold/Silver Plaque for Best Drama at the Chicago International Television Awards. BLACKJACK won numerous awards including best direction at Chicago.
Andrikidis’ most notable work includes:
UK Australian co-production THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF MARY BRYANT won an AFI, a Logie, and a New York Festival Award for Best TV Mini-series and a Silver Plaque for Best Direction at the Chicago Awards. Andrikidis directed the SBS mini-series EAST WEST 101 – a drama about what it means to be Muslim in Australia after September 11, 2001. He also directed the ground breaking mini-series UNDERBELLY. Then in 2008 he directed and produced the UK-Australian mini-series FALSE WITNESS winning the AFI for best mini-series.
Andrikidis’ most recent feature films include the comedy KINGS OF MYKONOS (Paramount) – which made AUD 4.8 million at the Australian box office and grossed AUD 14 million worldwide – and ALEX & EVE.
Maintaining a reputation for getting excellent performances from actors, Andrikidis also received the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen’s New Years Honours List for his services to Australian Society and Australian Film Production.
See a full list of his industry credits here.