Vassilis Kontodimas

Vassilis Kontodimas

Epagon Pictures Inc.

Visual effects supervisor, screenwriter and producer in Toronto, Canada

About Vassilis

Since his entry in the production industry in 1993, Vassilis has explored its horizons in both the digital and traditional realm. From concept sketches to finalized audiovisual products, he is experienced from live TV broadcast support to feature films and from real time engine VR to dome theater.

With a scientific background in engineering, he also studied music for 3 years to obtain a better understanding of scoring in productions.

During his business career, he worked alongside successful entrepreneurs, communications specialists, directors, producers and BTL advertising teams, handling high profile presentations to multinational companies and global events. He also built theatrical brands for various media companies ran the web adaptations of popular films such as The Beach (2000) and X-Men (2000).

Since 2005 he has run teams & departments with his work appearing in more than 50 countries worldwide. Five Hermes Media Production Awards and twice Production Company of the Year are a testimony of his contribution. Between 2000 and 2010 he built the VFX infrastructure of 3 Greek studios, securing a highly productive environment combined with low cost and high viability.

In 2005, he began to hone his screenwriting skills with an initial US and then Canadian mentorship, which helped him build a very ambitious and highly viable franchise named Mortal Guard in the form of two (2) trilogies, plus TV series, RPG game and a vast number of derivatives. The project has been deemed highly viable with a multi-decade horizon worth of productions and revenues by accomplished film industry veterans in the US, Europe and Canada.


Name: Vassilis Kontodimas

Lives in: Toronto, Canada

Company: Epagon Pictures Inc.

Occupation: Visual Effects Supervisor, Screenwriter and Producer

Unique traits: Dedicated, Organized, Pro-Active, Detail Oriented, Positive Attitude, Straight Forward, Creative, Problem Solver

Awards

  • Sanitas Bird, Media Hermes Award
    (2009)

  • ETEM automation, Media Hermes Award
    (2009)

  • Production Company of the Year / Cinepos Studios
    (2008)

  • Kalimanis North Pole Fishing, Production Hermes Award
    (2007)

  • NEFF Dinner, Production Hermes Award
    (2007)

  • Production Company of the Year / Cinepos Studios
    (2007)

  • PATRA, Production Hermes Award
    (2006)

Projects

  • Mortal Guard: Eternae

    Mortal Guard: Eternae (2017 - 2019)
    Film by Brett Varvel Writer / Producer Trapped in our dying universe, a man is exposed to an ancient war to save what is left of humanity.

  • The War Within

    The War Within (2014)
    Film by House of Grace Films (Drama and Fantasy) VFX Supervisor THE WAR WITHIN is a unique fantasy that takes viewers to a world that only God can see; the world of the inner man. Michael Sinclair (Brett Varvel) is a syndicated cartoonist whose dream of a perfect life is upended when tragic events transform his dream into a nightmare. The result is a war that wages within his soul which is personified by six members; Mind, Memory, Emotion, Will, Conscience, and Heart. The ensuing battle for control adversely effects his relationship with his wife Amy (Rebecca Reid) and causes Michael to doubt his faith in God. But in the midst of this spiritual test, Michael discovers that victory is found in surrender. As viewers follow the quest for answers inside of Michael, they may discover their own war within.

  • The Flight of the Swan

    The Flight of the Swan (2011)
    Film (Drama) Visual effects Alexis is an explosive personality, passionate about life, humanity, nature, love and beauty. That is until the breakneck rhythm, intensity, stress and convolutions of career and economic success shatter him, alienating him from everyone and everything he loves: even his children and his soul mate Maria. Alexis is jolted back to reality when the unbridled greed of the multinational conglomerate his company is involved in causes an unprecedented ecological catastrophe costing many human lives. The multinational's Golden Boy suddenly realizes that he is nothing more than a cog in the machine he had fought so passionately against in his youth. He is determined to rediscover himself, to reclaim his soul, to rebuild the dream with Maria - but he is completely trapped. He is caught in a web of intrigue that tightens like a vice driving him to an inevitably lethal conflict with the conglomerate. The story quickly evolves into a nerve rending adventure with driving action, relentless ... Written by Nikos Tzimas

  • Oi dromoi tis elias

    Oi dromoi tis elias (2009)
    Television (Documentary) Visual effects Add a Plot »

  • Pera apo ti limni

    Pera apo ti limni (2006)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Visual effects Add a Plot »

  • Uranya

    Uranya (2006)
    Film by Cinepos / Cinegram (Comedy) Lead 3D Artist Summer 1969. Dictatorship. In a small country town, young Achileas breaks his leg by falling off the yard wall of the local cinema. He wanted to see Brigit Bardo naked... However, during his visit to the city to treat his broken leg, for the first time in his life he sees a television! The program informs about the launching of Apollo to the moon. The idea of the launching becomes Achileas' obsession and along with his friends they collect money, in order to purchase a TV set. However, soon, the dilemma becomes imperative. Will they buy a television or "visit" all together Uranya in order to be taught the secrets of love? The situation gets even more complicated when the authorities arrest Achileas' father along with the father of a good friend in order to intimidate others: Spiros Agnew, who will visit Greece, intends to visit the small country town as well and so everything must show quiet and "friendly" to the regime... Achileas and his friends will not give up that easy... In order to buy the television of their dreams, they will accept to distribute Greek and American flags to the people of the town. Achileas' disappointment is immense, when he discovers that the money collected was stolen by his friends, for other, more "erotic" destinations. The unexpected arrival of a television Uranya in town by the "town's crazy man" will result in watching Apollo's launch in the café in a rather paradoxical way... whereas the local cinema will stay deserted.

Education

  • National Technical University of Athens
    (1994-2000)

  • Arta 1st Senior Highschool (Lykeum)
    (1991-1993)

  • Music School Theory and Instrument Studies
    (1989-1992)

  • Cambridge & Michigan English Language
    (1982-1991)

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