I was born in Budapest where I spent half of my life's summers. I studied Digital Arts (MFA) at the Athens School of Fine Arts and Informatics at TEI of Athens.
I am a Talents Sarajevo alumnus. I received the Artworks awards by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship Program.
At Tripodi Studio, created with cinematographer Fili Olsefski, we do colour correction, editing, VFX, titles, sound design and posters for films.
I work as a screenwriter, an editor and a designer in Athens, Greece.
I am also an awarded film director.
With my project "17 Poisoned Englishmen" I do music and sound design in films.
My youtube MashupsGR channel consists of allegedly funny mashups of Greek and international pop culture and has 2mil+ views achieving cult status.
My short films have won awards and have participated in over 50 festivals, garnering glowing reviews.
→ Our short film "My name is Anti" (17', 2022), co-directed by Fili Olsefski, was screened at the 41st Vancouver International Film Festival and was awarded a Special Mention at the Split Film Festival in Croatia for its "sheer energy and excitement".
→ My short film "Yama" (15', 2022), received the Best Young Cinematographer award for Fili Olsefski by the Greek Society of Cinematographers, at the 44th International Short Film Festival in Drama, and was selected at the 20th Tirana Film Festival, Balkan Section and 20th In the Palace International Short film festival among 10 other international festivals.
→ My short film "Mila" (15', 2019), received the Best Film Award by the Greek Film Critics Association and Best Young Cinematographer for Fili Olsefski by the Greek Society of Cinematographers, at the International Short Film Festival in Drama, was selected at the Brussels Short Film Festival Oscars® Qualifying and 30 more international festivals with 10 more awards.
→ The essay-film "Nikos Karouzos - Poems on the tape recorder" (101', 2020), for which I co-wrote the screenplay, received Best Newcomer Award for director Yannis Karpouzis at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival among 3 other festival awards.
→ My short film "Deathcar" (12', 2018) participated in 20 international film festivals, garnering praising reviews and was bought by ERT TV.
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