I am a videomaker, with extensive education and training in 4 different countries.
In Wales (where I got my Bachelor's degree in Film & Video Production), in Hollywood, USA (where I got my Master's degree in Directing & Filmmaking), in my home country Greece and in Belgium. on all stages of practical film making; from the conception of an idea to preproduction and from filming to post production and delivery.
What I mostly enjoy about filmmaking is directing, camera operating, drawing storyboards writing, editing. However there are all kinds of relevant things I like on the side like experimenting with music (synthesizers), fashion, just being on a set as a production assistant and troubleshooting (cause a big part of videomaking is solving problems ;) ).
I have been told that I have a good sense of genre and 'seeing' details in my head when I write; I understand camera operating, movement, framing and that I can make a tight edit.
A big part of my studies in Hollywood was the subjects of film business, financing and film festival operations. I can be entrepreneurial when it comes to production but never wild about risk, always following the guidelines of the producers / creators / supervisors.
My teachers included:
WRITER Jack Paglen (Transcendence, Alien: Covenant, Roadside Picnic)
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR Randi Feldman (Mission Impossible 2, The Cell, American Pie 2)
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Thomas S. Hammock (You're Next, VHS 2, The Guest)
FILM BUSINESS LECTURER Jason E. Squire (United Artists, 20th Century-Fox)
Unique traits: Camera Operator, Production Assistant, Editor, Storyboard Artist, Script Coverage, Synthesizer Player, Actor
Once Upon a Time in the East: A Fistful of Bullets
Film (Short, Adventure and Western) Camera and Electrical Department Amidst the chaos and horror of World War II, nine warriors from across the globe converge upon one remote area in Mongolia in pursuit of a mysterious and powerful object. One treasure. Nine Killers. One winner. Who will it be?
Looking for Liana
Film (Short and Drama) Art department Steven, a young composer struggling to complete a new piece of music, wants nothing more that to escape Los Angeles to be alone with his thoughts and find inspiration. But his plans are thwarted when he is kidnapped by Gary, an old man with a failing memory and a mission of his own: to scatter his wife's ashes at the lighthouse where they first fell in love. Now, if he can only find it. Written by Anonymous
The Fantastic Clown Club
Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy, Musical and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department Art, love and war, three of the most valuable contributions to humanity, are characterized as fantastic clowns. The polar opposites, Love and War yearn to make their case that they are in fact the singular most invaluable contributor to humanity while Art is desperate to find his new masterpiece - his ultimate energy source. Art creates a game using Hans, a creative artistic soldier, and Maria, an enchanting beauty/cabaret dancer - as pawns for Love and War to play to prove their case in this short musical set in the war torn Poland 1941. Written by Anonymous
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A Fallen Angel
Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department 'A Fallen Angel' is a powerful story about a father's road to recovery after losing his only son- it is a touching, yet haunting look into the frailty of the human condition after experiencing tragedy. His obsession with the killer's past leads him to a mysterious journey where he learns the very first stage of forgiving. Written by Anonymous
Video (Short, Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The Dazzler is the story of Kevin, a young comic book store owner, and his search for affection from his distant father. His father is a porn producer and Kevin to impress his father creates an alter-ego 'The Dazzler' to enter a porn audition his father is producing. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Sound department Following a global war of untold devastation, one city emerged with the promise of safety, Paradigm. It did not take long for the affects of absolute power to take hold of Paradigm's leaders. Seeing the opportunity, they seized control of their inhabitants, turning them into machines. But the spirit of humanity could not be silenced. A young military scientist, by the name of Jack Wallard dared to oppose power, hoping to do more than just free his people. Like all journeys, the ends always sound easy before considering the means. Written by Urwa Al Hallak & Kevin Porter
Film (Short and Drama) Sound department Anonymous Dreams shares the conflicts of a mother and daughter's love for each other, dance and drinking. The film follows their lives through the daughter's dream of dancing the ballet to the mother's downhill battle with alcohol.
Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Mystery) Sound department A three story narrative crime drama involving money, lies, and murder.
One Perfectly Unfortunate Event
Video (Animation, Short and Comedy) Sound department A super romantic Dave Alan Carter, who is secretly has a career as a thief, is having a dilemma where he should quit his job to settle in with his girlfriend.
Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer After moving to the United States, a young Russian couple faces the difficulties of living in a new country. Slowly, Eric, the man of the family begins to lose faith and hope. Later after an encounter with a man in a worst situation than his helps him regain his faith and shows him what is important in his life. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Drama and Fantasy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director when John, a 45 years old businessman, goes back to his house on a Christmas day, he meets at the door his younger brother, Mike, who he hasn't seen for 10 years. Mike is now homeless, and drug addict. this incident, brings up sad memories for John of his miserable childhood. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Horror and Mystery) Writer A short horror neo-Gothic story about a young maid who yearns to impress her new wealthy employer, will soon discover that her boss has a special liking for her maids and the occult.
4th Screamin Athens Horror Film Festival (special presentation of my short 'Ataraxia' (2010)))
Master in Fine Arts Filmmaking & Directing, New York Film Academy, Hollywood, USA