2015 Orpheus Team

DOROTHEA PASCHALIDOU (Opening & Closing Nights Producer) is a Los Angeles based, Greek producer. She currently works for 20th Century Fox Chairman & CEO, Jim Gianopulos, but her career started in Europe. After graduating from the International Baccalaureate school in Athens (2006), Paschalidou moved to London to obtain her undergraduate degree in Media Arts and major in Psychoanalysis and the Cinema. In 2010, she was accepted into USC’s acclaimed Peter Stark Producing Program. Afterwards, she’s written and produced a number of successful short films, as well as music videos and commercials. Furthermore, she’s worked for and with some of the most prominent names in the entertainment industry, including Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Nebraska), Justin Lin (Fast and Furious Saga), and Suzanne Todd (Memento, Alice in Wonderland). Dorothea recently produced her first feature, Worlds Apart, directed by Christopher Papakaliatis, starring Academy Award winner JK Simmons. Dorothea is currently the Director of Development for LAGFF, and has been working with the Festival since 2014 as producer of the 8th and 9th Orpheus Awards Ceremony.


ASPASIA KOUMLI (Opening & Closing Nights Producer) is a Los Angeles based, Media Specialist and Producer. She has worked in Media/Communication Productions across continents and industries for the last ten years. She has worked on social awareness campaigns for blue chip organizations, governmental and non-profits organizations in London, Dubai, Athens, Santiago de Chile and Los Angeles. She has been involved with the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and she is also heading the first International Fashion Film Festival coming up in Athens in 2016. She is the founder of Media Production and Creative Agency The Jaunties, and the Co-Editor of Art Magazine Eternal Optimist.


ALEXIS COHEN is a Greek-American multidisciplinary artist currently residing in Los Angeles. His music is inspired by traditional and contemporary styles from around the world combining Greek, Ambient and Progressive sounds. In Greece, he formed The Skaribas, The Trouboska Band and The Puzzle and has also performed with Manolis Rasoulis, Yiorgos Michail and Nikos Halvatzis. He studied Classical guitar at the Piraeus Society Conservatory in Athens and received a Master of Science in Music Technology and Electronics from the University of York in England. Other interests are live sound mixing and engineering, lighting design and photography.


CHRISTINA ECONOMOU is a contemporary luxury brand, representing a new approach and a sophisticated twist on classic day and night wear. The collections are inspired by classic forms with a focus on beautiful prints and unconventional cuts, using the exquisite silk fabrics produced in the historic silk town of Soufli in Northern Greece. Born and raised in Greece with a passion for Parisian fashion and design, Christina Economou started her brand as a reflection of her own cool, unique taste. City life meets Greek island living. Bold prints and contemporary forms for the confident, stylish, fun woman. Christina Econoumou was born and raised in Greece. She started her career in fashion by attending Parsons and Istituto Marangoni in Paris at the end of which she won the 2011 International Award at London Graduate Fashion Week. After briefly working for Giambattista Valli and as a correspondent for Greek Vogue in Paris, she returned home to her native Athens to fulfill her dream of launching her own label. Christina Economou’s work has been the subject of several designer profiles in the European editions of Vogue, l’Officiel, Madame Figaro and In Style among others and has gained a significant following with international fashion “it” girls such as Chiara Ferragni and among socialites in her native Greece. A recent Forbes article named her one of the “5 Fashion Designers Under 30 That You Need to Know”. Her brand has built a strong distribution throughout Greek luxury retailers and multibrands including her own in store “pop up” shop in 2014 at the Attica department store in Athens. Now in its fourth season, Christina Economou is sold worldwide from London to Qatar. The brand will be making its US debut during the FW15/16 season and is represented by Debut NY showroom for sales in the USA.