Meet the Team
THE CRAZY CREATIVES BEHIND LEON FILMS
PETROS L. IOANNOU
LEAD WRITER - CEO
An award-winning writer/producer, Petros is the founder and CEO of Leon Films, though he rarely likes to go by that title preferring the titles of Producer as that's what he does - he produces content. He developed the original idea for My Life as a Video Game was its writer and lead actor. He is the primary driving force behind Leon Films and a contributor the Leon Creatives blog. A screenwriter by trade, his primary focus is in telling stories with his Masters in Screenwriting and nearly a decade as a professional author.
PRODUCER - DIRECTOR
Brian Dickson is a technological wizard and the all-seeing eye of Leon Films' camera department. Starting out as a Director of Photography on My Life as a Video Game, he has expanded that role into developing other projects as a Producer in concert with Petros Ioannou, many of which are currently in development such as "The Grey Area" and "Spectrum". Brian has worked for a variety of companies from documentary production, to selling a series to Discovery as Lead Producer and now works with a focus on live-production for huge conglomerates such as Facebook and Amazon.
CREATIVE ART DIRECTOR
Fashion Stylist, Media Marketing Manager, Real Estate Agent, April Joy wore many hats before becoming a Producer for Leon Films. She joined in 2012 as part of the My Life as a Video Game team originally handling costumes but slowly taking on more and more responsibilities as development progressed finally becoming the head of Art Direction and a Producer on the project responsible for most artistic creative decisions and personnel management. When we have a convention to present at, a pitch to make or a set to build, April leads the charge.
Anna Anatolitou is the Head of Business development and shareholder in Leon Films. She works with the creative team to bring in new clients, brand partners and distribution deals for our original content. Outside of Leon Films she is a Partner at leading international city law firm, Ince & Co, in the firm’s Aviation Group. She is a dual-qualified English solicitor and New York attorney, practicing English law. She also has a good understanding of UAE law, having spent seven years in the UAE where she headed the Middle East Aviation and Dispute Resolution practices of another international firm.
SÓNIA DE MENDOÇA
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Sonia De Mendonca is the business development manager at Leon Films and currently managing the sales department. She previously worked at Panasonic as Accounts Manager while living in Johannesburg, South Africa and as well as working for the London Business Conferences Group. An excellent salesperson, she specialises in nurturing relationships with our clients, so if you have a query about our services, Sonia is the person to come to - she will find out what you need and what our solution is to fit your budget.