Minos Papas is an award-winning Director and Producer with over 20 years of professional experience. His first gig was pulling focus on 16mm for a German ZDF TV crew at the age of 16. Minos comes from a family of acclaimed filmmakers and he grew up on sets, in castings and in projection booths.

In 1999 Minos moved to NYC from Cyprus to formalize his film education at the School of Visual Arts. After picking up the school's best cinematography award, he established Cyprian Films, New York (CFNY) to make independent films and commercial videos.

Since then, CFNY's films have been sold and distributed commercially, and have screened at major festivals and markets winning awards and distinctions at the Tribeca Film Festival and the NY EMMYs. He is a member of the Director's Guild of Cyprus.

Minos has enjoyed working with Martin Scorsese, filming Scarlett Johansson, and having his work compared to David Lynch in the press. He is into Tarkovsky, Kubrick, football (soccer), death metal and kittens.


Liz’s extensive background in dance, theater and film informs a unique style to stories with complex subject matter. The NY Times describes her work as “imaginative... both lovely and disturbing”.  


Her short film STRANGERS’ REUNION was 1 of 5 winning scripts to be fully produced by Ritz-Carlton & Hearst with RSA Hong Kong, Final Cut NY, Jungle Sound, Glassworks, and mentoring by Academy Award Nominee Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas). Released internationally in 6 languages the film won Best Screenplay at Brand Film Festival London.


The 2020 NY EMMY winning short SLOW DOWN: RIVER TO RIVER was commissioned and broadcast by ALL ARTS (PBS) as a filmmaker driven experimental short capturing the themes of LMCC’s River To River Festival: deceleration, stillness and reflection.


Her work explores community, family and disability in a bold and true-to-life style of expression.  Liz was a finalist for NBC’s FEMALE FORWARD and AFI’s DIRECTING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN. She is represented by Ragna Nervik Management.