With a profound passion for the art of acting and a commitment to nurturing emerging talents, Andreani Constanti stands as a prominent figure in the realm of acting education and the entertainment industry. Her multifaceted journey has led her to excel in various creative and educational roles, making her a revered name among both students and peers.
Her initial steps were taken under the guidance of acclaimed Producer, Writer and Director and Acting Teacher, Athena Xenidou. Through Xenidou's mentorship, Andreani delved into the world of acting, learning the fundamentals of the craft.
These early classes with Athena Xenidou provided Andreani with a
solid foundation in acting techniques, sparking her passion for the art form.
Andreani's journey continued at the esteemed American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she not only honed her craft but also embraced the opportunity to collaborate closely with renowned actor and teacher Scott Reiniger. As his teacher assistant for film and camera studies, she imbibed invaluable insights into the intricacies of acting techniques and film production, fostering a deep-rooted understanding of the industry's nuances.
Her pursuit of excellence led her to immerse herself in the study of two seminal acting techniques: the Meisner Technique and the Strasberg Technique. Undergoing rigorous training in these methodologies, Andreani developed a profound appreciation for their distinct approaches to character development, emotional authenticity, and stage presence.
As a testament to her dedication to education, Andreani has played a pivotal role in helping provide a jumpstart to higher education for students who may not otherwise have access to college for university admission through the Bridge Program. Her mentorship has not only guided students towards academic success but has also imparted invaluable life skills, fostering holistic growth.
In addition to her role in education, Andreani Constanti's contributions behind the scenes in film and television are equally noteworthy. Her versatility shines through her work as a Production Assistant, Production Designer, Producer, Writer, and Director. This hands-on experience grants her a unique perspective, enabling her to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application for her students.
Completing her academic journey with a BA in Applied Arts and Media/Liberal Sciences from Antioch University LA, Andreani Constanti has positioned herself as a true connoisseur of her field. Her multifaceted background, spanning acting, teaching, and production, equips her with a comprehensive understanding of the industry's ever-evolving landscape.
Efi is an accomplished filmmaker with 15 years of expertise in various roles within the entertainment industry, including Producer, Production Manager, Casting Director, and Editor. She is recognised as an award-winning documentary editor (2012) and has been nominated for prestigious awards such as the Royal Television Society Awards in the UK (2010).
Efi holds an MA in Television Documentary Production from the University of Salford, and a BA in Mass Communication and Media Arts with major in film and TV directing, from the Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh. She also studied Music Video Production.
Since 2010 she is working professionally in the filmmaking business and throughout her career she has cultivated productive partnerships with leading production houses in Cyprus, Greece and Europe. Her roles, mainly as a Production Manager / Coordinator, have contributed to the success of various productions, some of which have been featured on international streaming platforms such as Hulu and BBC. Notable collaborations include Russian World Film Studios, Eccholine, and Green Olive Films Greece & Cyprus.
From 2018 to 2021 Efi served as the Head of Production and Multimedia at a prominent Media House in Cyprus. During that period, she oversaw the creation of over 500 videos, spanning commercials, animation, food content, interviews, web series, and documentaries. Modestou played a pivotal role in every aspect of the creative process, from initial concept development to project delivery.
In 2021, Efi collaborated with Eccholine Productions (Belgium) for the production of "Chef’s Unlimited." As the Regional Producer, Efi traveled extensively, managing 50 days of filming across 10 different islands/regions of Greece. She worked closely with the local team and crew to coordinate production sets and games, ensuring seamless operations before the cast arrived on location.
Efi's dedication to the industry continued in 2023 when she served as the Production Manager - On site for the Dot.on.the.map Industry Days at the Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival. Dot.on.the.map is a renowned training and networking platform that facilitates connections between producers, directors, scriptwriters, and international film professionals.
She currently holds the position of the treasurer at the Directors Guild of Cyprus further contributing to the advancement of the local film community.
Efi's extensive background, diverse experience, extensive professional network, and technical expertise make her an ideal mentor for those seeking to master the fundamentals of film and video production.
As an artist and an aspiring academic, Anastasia is curious about the intersection of education, and artistic creation.
The inaugural moment of her career began under the instruction and mentorship of the director, producer, screenwriter, and founder of The Film and Stage Studio, Athena Xenidou. Studying under Xenidou’s guidance, Anastasia gained nuclear knowledge and skills in the field of acting and film, and it enabled her, later on, to further deepen her knowledge through her undergraduate degree.
Anastasia was accepted at Wagner College, a Liberal Arts school in New York with an academic scholarship. She graduated with academic honors from the school’s acclaimed Theatre program with a concentration in Theatre Studies, while she also completed a second degree in Film and Media, where she was honored to be the recipient of the department’s Richard Gaffney Grant Award for her documentary film thesis.
As part of her academic interests in film, Anastasia through her personal work as a Director and Researcher focuses on the utilization of the artistic means of documentary to study ethnographic elements concerned with issues of post-colonialism and displacement. Additionally, Anastasia is passionate about the production aspect of the industry, and she has undertaken the role of the Producer, or Assistant Producer in film productions, in commercial projects as well as in fiction and documentary films. Anastasia is also a member of the Director’s Guild of Cyprus.
As an Actor, she is particularly interested in The Sanford Meisner Technique, as well as The Uta Hagen Technique. Furthermore, she has experience in Production Management and has worked in Theatrical Productions both as an Assistant Production Manager and as a Production Manager.
Anastasia seeks through her teaching to inspire other people who seek to enrich themselves in the world of theater and film and to provide them with the tools to explore and develop their own unique talents in an environment that is inclusive and focused on the unique experiences of each person.