After starting his career as an art director for advertising agencies Vellas made the transition from directing title and motion graphics sequences to narrative filmmaking.
Vellas broke onto the main stage in 2013 with “Soul,” a black and white short film for the legendary photography brand, Leica. The project won several awards at the Cannes Lions D&AD Awards, the Clio Awards, and Ciclope Festival and was selected to be part of Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Directors’ Showcase.
Vellas has gone on to work with prestigious global agencies and brands, including Ubisoft, Leica, Ford, Citroen, Mitsubishi, Renault, and Remy Martin.
“#shutupdeath” for the French medical humanitarian organization Médecins du Monde earned multiple industry awards, including a Bronze Film Craft Lion.
As a filmmaker, Vellas enjoys shooting complicated action sequences and integrated VFX but also values minimalist storytelling, particularly when paired with his signature gritty and visceral directing style.