Travel Bugs

Scriptwriters: Fokion Xenos, Georgia Zachari
Producer: Isavella Alopoudi
Production Company: Nedafilm
Type: animated tv series



Louis the laid back beetle and Jason the hyperactive ladybug travel all over Europe inside little Pauline’s suitcase. As the girl with her parents visit different destinations for holidays the two bugs get to discover the true local experience through microscopic adventures that explore the dynamics of vacations with children!




Fokion Xenos

Fokion is a Director/ Designer from Athens, Greece born in 1990. As an animation filmmaker he is interested in playful and bold stories that focus on visual wit and emotional honesty. With a particular emphasis on colour and form he is very keen into combining practical and digital techniques to create unique emerging visuals. His MA graduation film “Heatwave” produced at the National Film and Television School has been awarded by multiple prestigious film festivals such as Edinburgh Int. Film Festival, Cinekid, Athens Int. Film Fest, AnimaSyros and many others. In addition, “Heatwave” has been officially selected in more than 70 film festivals all over the globe including Annecy, Anima Mundi, Encounters, LSSF, LIAF as well as it has been Shortlisted for the Student BAFTA LA. Recently it won best student short film award at the Royal Television Society.



Georgia Zachari

Georgia Zachari is a comic artist from Athens, Greece. Her biggest interest and main strength is the storytelling aspect of the craft, and her desire is to tell stories that combine emotionality, honesty and humour. Due to her background as an art historian, she is particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches of any art, and the flexibility of style to suit the story in both comics and animation. She has been active in the Greek comics scene since 2017 and in 2018 she won the Greek Comics Award for Best Upcoming Artist. Her latest work, “FESTIVAL”, is a 180-page graphic novel in collaboration with G. Goussis and P. Pantazis, commissioned by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival for its 60th anniversary.




Isavella Alopoudi

Born in 1989 in Thessaloniki, Isavella Alopoudi is a graduate student of the Film Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, specialized in film production. Her graduation short film “Thirteen Blue” directed by Jacqueline Lentzou participated in many international film festivals. She has been part of the production of short and feature films, documentaries and tv series as an assistant director, production coordinator and producer.She has been working at Neda Film since 2016 as a junior producer. In November 2019 she was the production coordinator of the 2nd Athens International Children’s Film Festival, co-produced by Neda Film and the Athens Concert Hall. During 2019 she was part of the Agora Team of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.



Posted on

13 December 2019