He was born in 1962.
He studied political science and directing. He has directed documentaries on television with social, political and historical themes and two film documentaries: "The House of Cain" which explores the existential situation of seven everyday people who committed murder and "Raw Material", a film immersed in the most miserable neighborhoods of Athens to discover the invisible connection between the slums of immigrants and the Greek steel industry. Both films were honored with awards and distinctions in Greece and abroad.
He teaches documentaries at the University of Athens, Stavrakos Private School and for the past 5 years has been running his own, annual documentary workshop that has already shaped a core of young creators and produced three feature-length documentaries in theaters and international festivals.
He has recently been working on the screenplay for his first fiction film ("Power of Inaction" in collaboration with Homemade Films and Natasha Segou) and in the Production of his new documentary entitled "Future Tenses" (Homemade Films / Sister Films / EKK / ERT) on the relationship between the lower social strata and the future, as it was formed in Greece after the crisis and in faraway China after decades of development.
"The House of Cain" [2000 / 35mm / 78min]
The existential situation of seven everyday people who committed murder. A cinematic requiem on guilt and fall.
- 1st Prize at the International Documentary Festival of Nyon - "Visions du Reèl" Audience Award at the Munich International Documentary Festival
- 2nd Prize at the International Documentary Festival of Kalamata International Film Critics Association Award - FIPRESCI at the International Thessaloniki Film Festival
- Best Greek Film Award of the Panhellenic Critics Association Cinema
The film premiered at the Berlinale Forum and participated in many more festivals [indicatively: Karlovy-Vary, Amasculutura, New Cinema- New Media Film Festival, Festival dei Popoli, Cork Film Festival, Parnu Film Festival, Tehran Film Festival, etc.]
"Raw Material" [2012 / 35mm / 78min]
Seven scrap collectors, the unseen link between the social margin and the Greek steel industry, a story from the Athenian immigrant slums to Nakhr El Barrett in Lebanon.
- Awards-Distinctions Award for Best Documentary of the Hellenic Film Academy
- Best Documentary Award of the Panhellenic Film Critics Association
- Best Photography Award & Audio Award at the Chalkida Festival
- Special Review of the Jury at the Zurich Festival
The film premiered at Karlovy Vary and participated in many more festivals [indicative: Reykjavik International Film Festival, Hamburg Film Festival, Noorderlijk Film Festival, Talin Dark Nights Film Festival, Black Movie Film Festival, Istanbul International Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Le Festival international du film d'environnement, Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz, Cine Eco Lisbon etc.] was also screened at university institutions such as Princeton, Emerson and the University of London.