Vellas started his film career after first trying his hand at advertising by working in agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, and then as a designer director for animation for 3 years. He was drawn to the excitement of what cameras and humans could bring to a film and never looked back since. In 2013, he directed his most recognised and awarded film, Leica. Since then he has gotten into the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase, and accumulated six Lions at Cannes amongst other prestigious awards.