Alkis Papastathopoulos was born in France and grew up in Greece. He holds a B.A. and M.A. degree in Film Studies from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since March 2016, he has been working for HaosFilm, a film production company in Athens run by Athina Rachel Tsangari and Maria Hatzakou. In 2014, his film en pjoke, premiered at MIX NYC Film Festival and continued a successful journey to many international festivals. In September 2016, he was invited to participate as an artist in documenta14 Public Programs in Athens. In 2017 he acted as an advisor for the Faliro House Sundance Mediterranean Screenwriter Workshop.