Zachos Samoladas

Zachos Samoladas

Animator, Director, Editor, Location Scout, Post-Production Coordinator, Post-Production Supervisor, Production Coordinator, Screenwriter, Visual Effects Artist and Visual Effects Supervisor

Thessaloníki, Greece

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About Zachos

ZACHOS SAMOLADAS
Producer/ Director/ Animator/Editor

Born August 26, 1967

Contact information
Tel. :+30 2315 550 694
mobile :+30 6979 445 790
email : zachossamoladas@gmail.com. genesispix@hotmail.com

Education:
Experimental Animation
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA, USA

Film and Video Direction
Hadjickou School of Film and Video, Athens Greece

Seminars
ICT Experts Training Program
Seoul, South Korea

Spoken language : GREEK

Other languages : ENGLISH, FRENCH

Affiliations : Member of the Greek Directors Guild.

Professional Experience:

Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece
Part time employee.
September 1988- November 1988

Municipal Television of Thessaloniki TV100, Thessaloniki, Greece
December 1988 – Present
Director/ Executive Production Manager

Parallax School of Film and Video, Thessaloniki Greece
Technical Director and instructor on TV direction and film editing
September 1997 – June 2000

Municipal Audiovisual Workshop, Municipality of Neapoli, Thessaloniki Greece
Technical Director and TV direction and editing Instructor
September 2000 - June 2003

New York College – Thessaloniki /
Head of Thessaloniki Film and Video Studies Department
September 2003 – June 2006

Appointed representative member to the Greek Ministry of Culture
September 1994 - January 2000

Director of Opening Ceremony “International School Olympics 2007”
Serres, Greece, (International Student Athletics Event) 2007 based on the music of Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis.

Skills:
Ability to work on any kind of budget
Knowledge in 2D and 3D computer animation.
(Poser, DAZ 3D, HEXAGON, CARRARA, PARTICLE ILLUSION)
Knowledge of puppet/ clay/ stop motion animation
Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, Edius, Final Cut
Editing on film
Multi camera Live and taped television shows.
Multi camera Live events (concerts, ceremonies)
Multi camera live sport events
One camera drama/ comedy shows
Photoshop
MS Word/ Power Point
Budget and production planning
Location scouting
Casting
Special makeup effects (creation and application)
Special visual effects (3D/ optical and mechanical)
Outstanding management skills
Excellent crisis management skills and ability to maintain calm in extreme
conditions.
Experienced in all kind production, from live action to animation
Ready to learn and adopt in different working environment
30 years of experience in almost all formats and video systems.
30 years of experience in small and big productions and budgets

Achievements

As Production Executive Manager at the Municipal Television of Thessaloniki I was responsible for the digital transition and system upgrade between 2011 and 2013

As Head of Programming at the Municipal Television of Thessaloniki, I introduced in 2013 K-Dramas (Korean drama series) to Greek audience with great success.

As Head of Productions I supervised and handled the Greek part of co-productions with the major South Korean broadcasters (MBC, EBS, KBS, SKY HD)

My animated short titled GENESIS produced in 1997 is the first animated short with a duration over 20’ as recorded in the history of Greek animation

Personal works:

as animator/director

1984 – DEAD BROTHERS SONG – animation, short, 4’ color
1984 – ARTAS BRIDGE (folk tale) animation, short, 3' color
1985 – METAL STORY animation/live action – 25’ color
1985 – INVADERS animation, short, 12' color
1986 – QUEST FOR FIRE – animation, short – 6’ color
1987 – METAL STORY II – animation, short – 3’ color
1987 – DEE – animation, short - 1’ color
1989 – THOR – animation, short – 3’ color
1997 – GENESIS – animation, short – 26’ color
1997 – THE THING – 35’ live action short – B/W
1998 – CHAPTER VI – 11’ – animation, shot, Digital Video
2012 – EVOLUTION – 25' Color, Short, 3D/2D animation
2016 – THE RUNNER – 7' 2D animation
2017 – TOKAI MARU – 2D animation (under production)

as researcher/ direction/editing (documentaries)

2006 – ONE LIFE IN HISTORY, the story of Dr Aris Poulianos. 67' digital video.
2007 – THE AGE OF FIRE 64' digital video.
2009 – THE APE WHO FELL FROM THE SKY 65' digital video

as writer/director/editor and cinematographer (features)

2003 – TASTE OF CENTURIES – 93’
2004 – SHADOW OF EONS - 91’ –
2006 - THE RETURN OF DOMINIQUE DELADOOR – 107 ‘
2009 –DARK LEGEND– 104'

as producer (documentaries)

2014 - The Martial Arts Road
(SKY TV Korea - TV100 Greece - LRT Lithuania)
Three part on-the-spot location documentary shot in 10 countries tracing routes of
traditional martial arts such as the history, the culture, past and present.

2015 - NUMBERS
(EBS S. Korea - TV100 Greece)
Five part documentary about the history of the five mathematical numbers "π, ∞, x,
i, e," and the impression on human society.

2015 - DEMOCRACY
(EBS S. Korea - TV100 Greece)
Five part documentary about the history and present situation of democracy around the world

2015 - CATTLE ROAD
(MBC S. Korea - TV100 Greece)
Documentary about the history of cattle as part of human civilization
2016 – WOMEN IN HAIR
(SKY TV Korea - TV100 Greece)
A two part documentary about the history and style of women’s hair

Awards:

5th International Panorama of Independent Film makers Thessaloniki, Greece 2003
BEST SCRIPT, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

6th International Panorama of Independent Film makers Thessaloniki, Greece 2004
BEST COSTUME DESIGN, SPECIAL JURY PRICE FOR THE EMOTION OF THE
MOVIE

9th International Panorama of Independent Film makers Patras, Greece 2007
BEST DOCUMENTARY (One life in History, the story of Dr. Aris Poulianos)

ArteNonStop Festival/ BA2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina
HONORARY MENTION

6th Athens International Digital Film Festival, Athens Greece 2017
BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Photos

Credits

  • The Runner

    The Runner (2016)
    Film (Short) Director Before they left the city, the Athenian generals sent off a message to Sparta. The messenger was an Athenian named Pheidippides, a professional long-distance runner. According to the account he gave the Athenians on his return, Philippides met the god Pan on Mount Parthenium, above Tegea. Pan, he said, called him by name and told him to ask the Athenians why they paid him no attention, in spite of his friendliness towards them and the fact that he had often been useful to them in the past, and would be so again in the future. The Runner reached Sparta the day after he left Athens and delivered his message to the Spartans. "Men of Sparta" (the message ran), "the Athenians ask you to help them, and not to stand by while the most ancient city of Greece is crushed and subdued by a foreign invader; for even now Eretria has been enslaved, and Greece is the weaker by the loss of one fine city." The Spartans, though moved by the appeal, and willing to send help to Athens, were unable to send ...

  • Numbers

    Numbers (2015)
    Television (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Martial Arts Road

    Martial Arts Road (2015)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Oi gynaikes tou polemou

    Oi gynaikes tou polemou (2013)
    TV Movie (Documentary and War) Director Add a Plot »

  • Ta hronika tou Drakofoinika: Adamastos

    Ta hronika tou Drakofoinika: Adamastos (2013)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Costume and Wardrobe Department In an Age of Darkness,the mighty Dragonphoenix Empire rules the World of Elebros with an iron fist. Dragar, a mighty warrior from the North, is a slave, taking part in brutal pit fights for the pleasure of the Empire's noblemen. His body is there,but his mind is back at his homeland and the wife he left behind. Dragar manages to escape captivity and takes hostage the daughter of a General, the spoiled Valeria. The General sets up a manhunt to bring back his daughter. The way back home will be filled with dangers and difficulties for Dragar and the spoiled Valeria. Dragar will have to face the past, the present and the dark future which lies ahead but he shall be indomitable. Written by Thanos Kermitsis

  • Evolution?

    Evolution? (2012)
    Film (Animation and Short) Director Add a Plot »

  • Taste of Centuries III: Dark Legend

    Taste of Centuries III: Dark Legend (2009)
    Film (Action, Drama, Fantasy, History and 3 More) Director Add a Plot »

  • The Ape that fell from the sky

    The Ape that fell from the sky (2009)
    Film (Documentary) Director Add a Plot »

  • Pote Xana Monos

    Pote Xana Monos (2009)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Visual effects Add a Plot »

  • The Age of Fire

    The Age of Fire (2007)
    Video (Documentary) Director The spark that ignited civilizations.

  • Mia zoi stin istoria

    Mia zoi stin istoria (2007)
    Film (Documentary, Biography and History) Director Anthropologist Dr Aris Poulianos was born on Ikaria, a small Aegean Sea island in Greece. A fighter from his teens, Dr Poulianos now in his mid '80's brought controversy to Greek scientists by revealing the origins of Greeks and introducing his theory of an alternative model in human evolution. But equally astonishing is his life. A defender of Greek independence during the '40's along with the Liberation and Democratic armies, a refugee in Palestine, biologist in the US, and a PhD anthropologist in Moscow University, Dr Poulianos is no ordinary man. A researcher who spends 40 years of his life dedicated in the study of the Archanthropus of Petralona and the ancestors of the archaic humans in Greece and a man who stands up for his rights and ideas. ONE LIFE IN HISTORY chronicles his life, adventures and personal moments that went deep into his memory. Written by Zahos Samoladas

  • ONE LIFE IN HISTORY: THE STORY OF DR ARIS POULIANOS

    ONE LIFE IN HISTORY: THE STORY OF DR ARIS POULIANOS (2007)
    Documentary DIRECTOR/ PRODUCER

  • I epistrofi tou Kyriakou Delaporta

    I epistrofi tou Kyriakou Delaporta (2006)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery and 1 More) Director Secret agent Dominick Deladoor wakes up after being in coma for 6 years. His memory progressively comes back and with that comes trouble. However in the world of secret services what appears is not always what it seems to be. Who is John Valos, and why is Valos so eager to kill Deladoor? And in the end what is the role of Dominick's father? Written by Zahos Samoladas

  • Shadow of Eons

    Shadow of Eons (2004)
    Film (Adventure, Drama, Fantasy and Horror) Director The year is A.D. 1492. Evil lurks in the forest around the city of Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in the Byzantine Empire, now and a conquered city by the Muslim Turks. Thessaloniki, a city full of legends, of tales and memories, folk tales of the Byzantine era, about vampires and fairies and tales about creatures that come from Jewish tradition and sages, about Vampires and Golems. Driven away by the Inquisition and the Spanish kings who at the same time saluted the ships of Columbus to the New World, the Spanish Jews, came to Thessaloniki creating the second biggest community outside their native land. Thessaloniki would eventually be the New Jerusalem. Written by Zahos Samoladas

  • Kefalaio ekto

    Kefalaio ekto (1999)
    Film (Short) Director On Chapter Six, the world is destroyed, yet the good will and faith of one man, is strong for the world to get back on track

  • Genesis

    Genesis (1998)
    Film (Animation and Short) Director The Creation of Heaven and Earth, beasts, Man and Woman.

Awards

  • Best Animated Short, 6th Athens International Short Film Festival
    (2017)

  • ArteNonStop Festival/ BA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    (2016)

  • BEST DOCUMENTARY, PATRAS FILM FESTIVAL, GREECE
    (2007)

  • BEST COSTUME DESIGN 6th International Panorama of Independent Film makers Thessaloniki, Greece
    (2004)

  • BEST SCRIPT, BEST CINEMATO 5th International Panorama of Independent Filmmakers Thessaloniki, Greece
    (2003)

Education

  • EUGENIA HADJIKOU FILM SCHOOL, ATHENS, GREECE

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