MeniThings is a full featured production company that supports the original live action and animated work of director Aristomenis Tsirbas, which includes feature film, TV spots, and music videos.
MeniThings was founded in 2000. In 2005 the company designed, built and operated an animation facility within Snoot Entertainment for the feature film ‘BATT’LE FOR TERRA”.
MeniThings is currently in post production on Aristomenis’s second feature film, “TIMESCAPE”
Aristomenis (Meni) Tsirbas has been directing film and TV for over 20 years and works in both live action and animation.
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's A WRINKLE IN TIME, Disneys' MY FAVORITE MARTIAN and Paramount's STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE.
Between 1999 and 2003 Tsirbas wrote and directed a string of successful animated short films including the Sundance winning 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. The animated film toured the international film festival circuit in 2007 before being released theatrically in 2009.
Meni followed up with three more short films as director-in-residence at Gnomon Studio before joining Blur Studio in 2012, where he directed a dozen national television commercials.
In late 2019 Tsirbas wrote and directed his second feature film, TIMESCAPE. The live-action adventure is slated for a 2022 release.
Meni's original films have received over two dozen international awards from film festivals such as Sundance, Hollywood and Palm Springs.
2022 TIMESCAPE (FEATURE FILM)
2012 - 2018 GOLDFISH (12 NATIONAL ADS - BLUR STUDIO)
2011 EXOIDS (SHORT FILM - GNOMON)
2011 PLUS MINUS (SHORT FILM, CO-DIRECTOR - GNOMON)
2010 ANTHRO (SHORT FILM - DAVE SCHOOL)
2009 BATTLE FOR TERRA (FEATURE FILM with SNOOT ENTERTAINMENT)
2005 UDORA: FADE AWAY (MUSIC VIDEO)
2003 TERRA (SHORT FILM)
2002 THE FREAK (SHORT FILM)
2000 RAY TRACEY IN FULL TILT (SIGGRAPH OPENING - STATION X)
2000 E.T. I.D. (COMMERCIAL SPOT)
2005 CLOSEST THING TO HEAVEN (MUSIC VIDEO)
2004 HELLBOY (FEATURE FILM - MUSEVFX)
2003 A WRINKLE IN TIME (TV MOVIE)
2002 STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (TV SERIES - MUSEVFX)
1999 MY FAVORITE MARTIAN (FEATURE FILM - STATION X)
1999 STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE (TV SERIES - MUSE VFX)
1998 TACO BELL MARIO KART 64 (TV SPOT - DIGITAL DOMAIN)
1997 NIKE: VIRTUAL ANDRE (TV SPOT - DIGITAL DOMAIN)
1996 TITANIC (FEATURE FILM - DIGITAL DOMAIN)
1995 STAR TREK: VOYAGER (TV SERIES - MUSEVFX)