Dimi Nakov

Dimi Nakov

ZODIAC ENTERTAINMENT
Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Perth, Australia

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About Dimi

Dimi is an emerging multi award winning Filmmaker with a diverse body of work. Since 2009 he has produced a number of award winning music videos with over 1.2million views on You Tube, short films, and corporate videos for Coca Cola Amatil NZ. Currently, all of Dimi’s short films have acquired non-exclusive worldwide distribution deals from numerous VOD distributors.

In 2009 Dimi founded an Online Community FGN Inc. (FilmMakers Generation Next Inc.), which has over 37,000 members on Facebook and over 25,000 Twitter Followers. The Non-Profit has the mission to engage, educate and support the next generation of filmmakers world-wide and is Dimi’s way to give back to his community.

Dimi started as a production runner in 2008 then worked as a camera operator and in 2011 he took on the role of the Director Of Photography (DOP) for a WWII NZ Feature “Journey Of a Story”.

In 2012 Dimi was the first New Zealand Director to have two short films in competition at Cyprus International Film Festival, where his short “Playmates” won Best Cinematography. The second short film “BlindSide” that he produced and directed was accepted in Cannes Short Film Corner the same year and subsequently took him to Cannes to experience its full glory and meet some valuable business contacts. In 2015 Dimi’s music Video “Start A Revolution” for the NZ Band “Devilskin” won him the Rising Star Award at Canada International Film Festival.

During March-April 2016 & 2018 Dimi was a member of an international screening committee for the “Diversity In Cannes Short Film Showcase”, April - May 2017 Dimi judged for “Melbourne Documentary Film Festival” and in February 2018 judged for Cause Film Festival 2018.

Since April 2017, Dimi’s sci-fi screenplays have been circulating some of the top international screenplay competitions and festivals, delivering multiple awards, finalist and semi-finalist selections. Also Since July 2017 Dimi is a Creative Industry Advisory Board Member for South Metropolitan TAFE, Perth, Western Australia.

Dimi is a Day-Dreamer, Risk Taker and a Motion Picture Storyteller with a taste for science fiction and technology. His filmmaker idols and inspirations are Christopher Nolan, The Wachowskis, Frank Miller, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick, Paul Verhoeven, Guy Richie, James Cameron, Akira Kurosawa, Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Alex Garland, Bong Joon-Ho, Denis Villeneuve, Paul Thomas Anderson and much more.


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AS A DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER, I cannot accept unsolicited scripts/projects submissions. Please note that I have to follow standard industry submissions guidelines. If you send me any material unsolicited, it will be permanently deleted UNREAD.

This policy is in place to protect both, you and me. I will NOT be able to read it, I will NOT open any document or click on the links of story material. Why is this standard policy not only in Hollywood but worldwide as well? Because of potential "you stole my idea" lawsuits. If anyone reads your material, they can be accused of misusing your idea. It's really too bad that exposure to "you stole my idea" accusations have led to a "closed door" policy that is hard (but not impossible!) to break through.

The good news is that there are very legitimate ways to break through the closed door, like winning screenwriting contests and pitch fests, and querying those agents and managers who do accept unsolicited submissions.

Thank you for understanding...

Unique traits: Day Dreamer with crazy big ideas who takes big risks often and definitely knows the difference between commitment and an interest.

Credits

  • ARA

    ARA (2017)
    Film by ZODIAC ENTERTAINMENT (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Writer,Producer,Director ARA is a thought provoking Multi-Reality Science Fiction Thriller. It is the year 2050 and we live in a dystopian world a lot different from today, where Jason Andrews is a biotech Engineer employed by the largest corporation on the planet and his last chance of waking up his daughter Samara (Sam) from deep coma is an AI software "ARA". He is yet to make ARA fully operational, but before he does Jason will have to make the most difficult decision of his life. While ARA is an (Artificial Re-Constructive Anomaly & Augmented Reality Application) AI software , she also secretly has the desire to experience and feel what it is to be human and is also the only thing that is keeping Sam alive, but for how long? Which way the scales of reality will tip?

  • Desired

    Desired (2011 - 2015)
    Film by Film Shock Productions / Amanda Phillips (Drama, Romance and Thriller) 1st AD Desired charts the breakdown of a relationship between a detective and a prostitute. Unable to put the past behind them, Joshua (Dwayne Cameron) throws himself into his police work, while Sarah (Delaney Tabron) seeks to numb the pain through drugs and sexual encounters. No longer able to connect with one another, they are over whelmed by intense memories that shed light on the history of their relationship.

  • Journey of a Story

    Journey of a Story (2012 - 2014)
    Film by Earthwire Productions Ltd (Drama) Director of Photography A World War II soldier returns home to New Zealand to find that life has changed around him. Through his struggles he discovers a talent for writing that takes him to unexpected places.

  • JENNIE CRUSE - OUTSIDER [Music Video]

    JENNIE CRUSE - OUTSIDER [Music Video] (2014)
    Video by Zodiac Entertainment / Dimi Nakov (Music) Producer/Writer/Director

  • DEVILSKIN - START A REVOLUTION [Music Video]

    DEVILSKIN - START A REVOLUTION [Music Video] (2014)
    Video by Zodiac Entertainment / Dimi Nakov (Music) Producer/Writer/Director

  • MARK TRONSON - KEEP THE CARDS [Music Video]

    MARK TRONSON - KEEP THE CARDS [Music Video] (2014)
    Video by Zodiac Entertainment / Dimi Nakov (Music) Producer/Writer/Director

  • EVEREST IN A DAY

    EVEREST IN A DAY (2013)
    Film (short) by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov (Documentary) Producer/Director/Camera Do you need to be mad to run up & down a very big hill 148 times in just 24 hours? No, you just need to be passionate about a cause - in this case Mental Health. This inspirational film follows the ups & downs of Mal Law as he knocks off a personal Everest.

  • The Depiction of a Series of a Brutal Murders

    The Depiction of a Series of a Brutal Murders (2013)
    Film (short) by Nicholas King - Director (Fantasy and Horror) Director of Photography Enter the mind of a deranged killer as he talks to his past victims, asking them how scared they were, how each stab felt and wanting to know if you, his audience, are enjoying the show...

  • DEVILSKIN - Little Pills - Music Video

    DEVILSKIN - Little Pills - Music Video (2012)
    Video by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov (Music) Producer/Director/Written By

  • BLINDSIDE

    BLINDSIDE (2012)
    Film (short) by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov (Drama and Thriller) Producer/Director/Story By/Executive Producer Following her parent�s separation, Becky�s life changes for the worse when her mother, Amanda is blindsided by a charming stranger, who is not quite what he seems. One fateful night will forever change their destiny.

  • TNT - Casa Del Tango - Music Video

    TNT - Casa Del Tango - Music Video (2012)
    Video by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov (Music) Producer/Director/Set Design

  • BLINDATE - Monologue

    BLINDATE - Monologue (2011)
    Video by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov (Drama) Producer/Director

  • CannonBall Run Event

    CannonBall Run Event (2011)
    Film (short) by Zodiac Entertainment (Documentary) Director/Producer/DOP

  • Broken Season - Running Far - Music Video

    Broken Season - Running Far - Music Video (2011)
    Video by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov Producer/Director

  • REHABILITATED - Short Monologue

    REHABILITATED - Short Monologue (2011)
    Video by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov (Drama) Producer/Director

  • MOTHER IN LAW - Short Monologue

    MOTHER IN LAW - Short Monologue (2011)
    Video by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov (Drama) Producer/Director

  • CONFESSION - Short Monologue

    CONFESSION - Short Monologue (2011)
    Video by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov (Drama) Producer/Director

  • BAILING OUT - Short Monologue

    BAILING OUT - Short Monologue (2011)
    Video by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov (Drama) Producer/Director

  • THE PSYCHOLOGIST

    THE PSYCHOLOGIST (2011)
    Film (short) by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov (Comedy) Producer/Director/Executive Producer

  • PLAYMATES

    PLAYMATES (2011)
    Film (short) by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov (Crime and Thriller) Producer/Director/Story By/Executive Producer A man with a shotgun holds 5 patrons hostage in a Cafe and plays a sick and twisted game of live or die with each person. He asks the patrons one by one 3 questions, to survive you must answer all 3 correctly.

  • BREAKDOWN - Short Monologue

    BREAKDOWN - Short Monologue (2011)
    Video by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov (Drama) Producer/Director

  • Moonlight Sonada

    Moonlight Sonada (2010)
    Film (short) by Zodiac Entertainment and Andrew Fly Entertainment (Fantasy) Director/Producer

  • The Acid Test - Comedy Series

    The Acid Test - Comedy Series (2010)
    Series by Barefoot Casting (Comedy) Director of Photography

  • Michael John Shatbolt

    Michael John Shatbolt (2010)
    Film (short) by Midnight Kingdom Films (Drama) Director of photography A short film about a young telekinetic adult struggling through life until he falls in love.

  • FOR ALAN

    FOR ALAN (2010)
    Film (short) by Zodiac Entertainment/Dimi Nakov (Documentary and Drama) Producer/Director/DOP In December 2009, New Zealander Mal Law made history by becoming the first person ever to run NZ’s 7 mainland Great Walks in just 7 days – a total distance of 360 kms in the longest week of his life. It was an adventure to honor the memory of his brother Alan, who died as a teenager from leukemia. In completing the 7in7 Mal raised more than $85,000 for the Leukemia & Blood Foundation of NZ and so helped make a huge difference to people suffering from this cruel illness. Mal Law Quote: “I suspect that the experience of losing my ‘big bro’ when I was just 9 years old has had quite an impact on my life. It’s difficult to imagine that it hasn’t shaped the person I am today – for better or worse – in some way or other. Perhaps this is what gives me the fight to take on big challenges? Who knows?” “No matter. Alan, this one is for you bro’

  • One Too Many Zeroes

    One Too Many Zeroes (2009)
    Film (short) by Earthwire Productions Ltd (Comedy and Drama) Director of Photography

  • Peter Blinks 48 Hour Challenge

    Peter Blinks 48 Hour Challenge (2009)
    Film (short) by Squirrel Eye Productions (Crime and Drama) Director of Photography

  • Lockie and Love

    Lockie and Love (2008)
    Video Director/Writer

Awards

  • "START A REVOLUTION" - Official Selection at Oniros Film Awards
    (2018)

  • "RECTIFIED" - FINALIST at Oxford Film Festival
    (2018)

  • "RECTIFIED" - FINALIST at Changing Face International Film Festival
    (2018)

  • "THOSE LAST MOMENTS" - FINALIST at Changing Face International Film Festival
    (2018)

  • '"RECTIFIED" - Official Selection at Beverly Hills Film Festival
    (2018)

  • '"RECTIFIED" - Official Selection at Boomtown Film & Music Festival
    (2018)

  • "UTOPIA" - WINNER ( 3rd Place ) - SCREENPLAY (Short) at Winnipeg Reel 2 Reel Film Festival
    (2018)

  • "UTOPIA" - FINALIST at INROADS SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP
    (2018)

  • "START A REVOLUTION" - Official Selection at Auckland International Film Festival
    (2018)

  • "RECTIFIED" - QUARTER-FINALIST at The Golden Script Competition
    (2018)

  • "UTOPIA" - SEMI-FINALIST at Austin Revolution Film Festival
    (2018)

  • "RECTIFIED" - FINALIST at Austin Revolution Film Festival
    (2018)

  • "THOSE LAST MOMENTS" - FINALIST at Austin Revolution Film Festival
    (2018)

  • "THOSE LAST MOMENTS" - QUARTER-FINALIST at PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
    (2018)

  • "UTOPIA" - FINALIST at FilmQuest
    (2018)

  • "THOSE LAST MOMENTS" - FINALIST at STOWE STORY LABS & PAGE AWARDS FELLOWSHIP
    (2018)

  • "RECTIFIED" - SEMI-FINALIST at Oxford Film Festival
    (2017)

  • "UTOPIA" - SEMI-FINALIST at Oxford Film Festival
    (2017)

  • "UTOPIA" - FINALIST at Oaxaca Film Festival
    (2017)

  • "UTOPIA" - Nomination for Best Overall Script at Oaxaca Film Festival
    (2017)

  • "RECTIFIED" - Official Selection at HollyShorts Screenplay Contest
    (2017)

  • "START A REVOLUTION" - Official Selection at HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival
    (2017)

  • "START A REVOLUTION" - WINNER Best Music Video at Oniros Film Awards
    (2017)

  • "START A REVOLUTION" WINNER SILVER AWARD at Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Awards and Festival
    (2017)

  • "RECTIFIED" - FINALIST at Hollywood Screenplay Contest
    (2017)

  • "BLINDSIDE" - Official Selection at Changing Face IFF
    (2017)

  • "UTOPIA" - Official Selection at LA Film Awards
    (2017)

  • "UTOPIA" - WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY (Short) at LA Film Awards
    (2017)

  • "RECTIFIED" - QUARTER-FINALIST at Screencraft Short Screenplay Competition
    (2017)

  • "RECTIFIED" - WINNER - BEST SCI-FI SCREENPLAY at LA FILM AWARDS
    (2017)

  • "START A REVOLUTION" - WINNER - Rising Star Award from Canada International Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Audience Award at Queen City Film Festival
    (2014)

  • "FOR ALAN" - WINNER at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
    (2013)

  • Official Selection in Competition - 11th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival
    (2013)

  • Short Film Market at Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival
    (2013)

  • "PLAYMATES" - WINNER Best Cinematography Award Cyprus International Film Festival
    (2012)

  • "BLINDSIDE" - Official Selection at Cannes Short Film Corner
    (2012)

  • Official Selection at Illinois International Film festival
    (2012)

  • Official Selection at 7th Cyprus International Film Festival
    (2012)

  • Official Selection at Culture Unplugged "Humanity Explored" Film Festival
    (2012)

  • Official Selection at Deep Fried Film Festival
    (2012)

  • Official Selection at BuSho - Budapest Short Film Festival
    (2012)

  • Official Selection at Action On Film International Film Festival
    (2012)

  • Official Selection at Denver Underground Film Festival
    (2012)

  • Nominated for Best Documentary The British Independent Film Festival
    (2011)

  • Official Selection at All Shorts Film Festival
    (2011)

  • Official Selection at Heart Of Gold International Film Festival
    (2011)

  • Official Selection at The Longest Night Film Festival
    (2011)

  • "FOR ALAN" - Finalist at New Zealand Mountain Film Festival
    (2010)

  • Winner Filmaka.com Best Short Documentary
    (2009)

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