Aristomenis (Meni) Tsirbas has been directing film and TV for over 10 years and works in both live action and animation. He also has 15 years experience as a visual effects supervisor and digital artist.
Meni was born in Montreal, Canada and majored in film production at Concordia University. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles to work on James Cameron’s Titanic and national advertising spots for Nike, 7UP and Coca-Cola. As a visual effects supervisor Meni worked on Miramax’sA Wrinkle in Time, Disneys’ My Favorite Martian and Paramount’s Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Between 2000 and 2003 Tsirbas wrote and directed a string of highly successful animated short films including SIGGRAPH’s Ray Tracey in Full Tilt, Microsoft’s Mech Warrior: Vengeance,Terra, and the acclaimed The Freak. In 2004 Tsirbas worked on two back-to-back music videos including Tears For Fears’ Closest Thing To Heaven before setting off to direct his first feature film, Battle for Terra. Meni is currently working on his second feature film.