It all began, back in 1991, when the founder of ABL decided to move , from being creative in one of the largest Advertising Agency in the Middle East, into a small Production office down the road.

The original plan was to keep it small, simple and creative.
One Director, One Producer, One Secretary. It stayed that way for couple of years.

Business grew, so he started adding more Directors and Producers to service advertising agencies and clients spread throughout the Middle East/Gulf, Mena and North Africa, like AdPRO, FP7 McCann, Horizon FCB, ImpactBBDO, Intermarket, JWT, Leo Burnett, Links Communications, Memac Ogilvy, Saatchi, Y&R, and clients such as; 7UP, Al Rabie, Al Rajihi, Cadbury, Cevital, Coca Cola, Cosmote, Danone, Fastlink, Fine, Ford, Johnson Wax, KDD, Lever, Mazola, Mobilecom, Nabisco, Nestle, Nescafe, P&G, Pepsi, Qtel, Sprite, STC, Suzuki, Umnia, Vodafone, Wataniya and many more.

In 2000, ABL expanded its operation to Greece, and in 2005 set up besides the film production company a state of the art Post Production facility, ABL Digital, servicing Greece, Middle East and other European Markets

ABL Digital’s post production services range from VFX, 3D and 2D animation, motion graphics, and state of the art table top studio facilities shooting with motion control rig and high speed camera.

We strive to create films that are both artistic and effective.
Our belief is that you don’t have to cross the line between art and commerce; you just need to move it.

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Panayiotis Rappas

Panayiotis Rappas


Director

Click to view his work PANAGIOTIS RAPPAS was born in the island of Hydra, Greece. He studied Painting, Engraving and Animation in Germany. In 1985 he began working in the animation industry, in Berlin and Munich getting experience in all aspects on the feature film. In 1989 when Steven Spielberg opened AMBLIN-Universal Animation studio in London, he was one of the first-recruited artists. The same time he continues to work as a freelance animation director in various animated projects and television commercials in London's West End. In 1995 he co-founded Stardust Pictures Ltd and acted as Producer and Creative Director of the projects undertaken by the company such as the acclaimed "1001 Nights" for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Oscar nominated animation short "The Periwig Maker". Between 1998 and 2000 he moved to the United States to provide Storyboard, Layout Supervision and Sequence Direction on various projects for Paramount/Nickelodeon. In 1999 he co-founded Time Lapse Pictures in Los Angeles and in 2001 Time Lapse Pictures Hellas SA in Athens and he is acting to this day as Director of the company. Next to his animation work he did Stage Design for many Theatre plays and Illustrations for Children Books. Panagiotis Rappas is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science. Click to download full Filmography  

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