Originally from New York, Varnavas Zagaris is the son of Greek Cypriot parents and native of Tarpon Springs. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and had a career in real estate. He also produced over 110 television shows and award-winning documentaries, and hosted a talk radio show for seven years. He feels that his artistic mission is to educate and elevate the human spirit and consciousness through film.
Varnavas has served on the PanCyprian Board of Directors, TV Channel 6 Board in New Hampshire; Blue Ribbon Committee and Lay Person of the year of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Boston; board of directors of the Prepared Insurance, a multimillion dollar insurance company in Tampa, Florida. He and his wife, Laurie, have four children, and five grandchildren. Varnavas believes that a life lived with love and passion will lead to a feeling of worth and fulfilment.