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MICHAEL DEMETRIUS

MICHAEL DEMETRIUS

FILM DIRECTOR

FILM DIRECTOR

About


Through his work, Michael interconnects and links views, fears and hopes of the human soul. He is dedicated to the development and production of films, documentaries and TV series with a strong artistic gaze, addressing audiences worldwide. Michael Demetrius also creates other audiovisual productions, such as commercials, corporate and music videos.

Michael Demetrius holds a Master’s degree with a specialization in acting and directing, Magister Artium in theatrical studies from the Open University of Cyprus having graduated with honours in June 2019. He earned a B.A. from the University of Greenwich, also with honours, having first a Certificate in Film & Television Studies from New York College, Athens Campus.

His latest film, CLOUD (2019) which he wrote, directed and produced, was partially funded by the GFC. It premiered at the 42nd Short Film Festival and the 25th International Short Film Festival in Drama in September 2019. CLOUD has also been officially selected for the “Athens International Film Festival”. It won the Cinematic Achievement from Thess International Short Film Festival.

His short film documentary, EVRIPIDOU 14 (2016), received the award Kinitro in September 2016 at the 39th Drama International Short Film Festival. It also won Best Short in the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards 2017.

His 16-episode documentary series, «Χωρίς Ερώτηση» Without Question (2016-2017), was launched on ERT2 (National Broadcaster).

In 2015, Michael directed, co-wrote and co-produced the short crime film, THE BUST for the 48 Film Project, which participated in many Greek and international film festivals.

He directed the fashion film, COCOON (2014) for Storydrops, which premiered in Athens at the “Exclusive Fashion Week” and was screened at the Chelsea Fashion Film Festival, the Film Miami Fest™ Worldwide Shorts Film Festival, and the Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival.

Michael’s B.A. dissertation was his first film, «Μέρες με Βροχή» (Rainy Days, 2012), a story that depicts the thin line between happiness and loneliness.

Showreel


Capture & Tell a story clearly and powerfully. Painting a picture with movement and lights.
Michael Demetrius Award Winning Filmmaker.

Film


CLOUD

Paul is a veteran rock musician. His daughter, Anna is secretly working for porn lines. The events will unfold in a hotel room, where Paul collapses in the bathroom and Anna arrives with two lads she has just met. Drugs, alcohol, sex, ephemeral relationships, meaningless lives, rock n’ roll: an allegorical reflection of Athens today, and a raw depiction of a family drama between father and daughter lost in the modern city life. Two hopeless people, two common lives, countless clouds.

CAST: ARGYRIS XAFIS, STEFANIA KALOMOIRI, XARIS MARKOU, MAIRY MARAGOUDAKI, NICKOLAS VLAHAKIS, LAERTIS MALKOTSIS, SAMUEL AKINOLA, STEFANIA AIVALAKI, AGGELOS KOUKOS SCRIPTWRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER: MICHAEL DEMETRIUS CINEMATOGRAPHY: ANTONIS KOUNELLAS EDITING: STAVROS SYMEONIDIS ART DIRECTION: ELENI KARIORI MAKEUP ARTIST: ILI MAVROIDAKOU SOUND DESIGN/ENGINEERING: CHRISTOS SAKELLARIOU MUSIC SUPERVISOR/INSTRUCTOR: FOTIS PAPATHEODOROU ASSISTANT SOUND ENGINEERING: PAUL KYRIAKOU SCRIPT SUPERVISOR: ELENA PAPASTAVROU COLORIST: DIMITRIS KARTERIS 1st ASSISTANT CAMERA: KALLIOPI PERDIKA 2nd ASSISTANT CAMERA / DIT: VASSO MICHALOPOULOU, THODORIS PASPALIARIS CHIEF LIGHTING TECHNICIAN: HARIS POURNIAS ASSISTANT LIGHTING TECHNICIAN: SPIROS ANGELOPOULOS STEADICAM: GEORGE PETRAKIS CUSTOMS ASSISTANT: MATINA MAVRAGANI 1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: DIMITRIS ZAHOS 2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: DIMITRIS ABATZIS CAST AGENT: KYRIAKOS KOUROUTSAVOURIS PRODUCTION MANAGER: IOANNA PETINARAKI ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: GIANNIS SOTIROPOULOS PRODUCTION MANAGER CORDINATOR: SIDERIS NANOUDIS CO-PRODUCERS: GREEK FILM CENTER PRODUCTION TEAM: TONIA ZISIMATOU, MIHALIS VRACHLIOTIS, APOSTOLIS PANTOULAS STREET MUSICIAN: NIKOS TSELIOS DRUMS: PANAGIOTIS KOSTOPOULOS STORYBOARD: GEORGE MOUNDROUKAS CLUB MUSIC SNR - BLINDFOLD MIXING STUDIO: DNALAB.GR , CHRISTOS SAKELLARIOU ACCOUNTING: ACOUNTART ELENI ANTYPA, ELISAVET STEFANI SPEACIAL THANKS: ARCTOS FILM S.A - VASSILIS KONSTANTILIERIS, LOHAN CLUB, ROAD TO CHICAGO, MAREA BEER, B FRESH SPITIKO, ELLY-MARIA PAPAMICHAEL

Without Question, Χωρίς Ερώτηση

The documentary series, “Without Question” shown on Greek National TV, ERT 2, consists of a series of 16 episodes of renowned literary figures, scientists and visual artists. Τhe guest embarks on a personal narrative, directly addressing the audience sharing important parts of his/her life and professional journey.

Each episode is filmed with the method of a single one-shot highlighting each guest’s personality through a series of unique confessions that unfold without interruption. It invites the viewer to attend an in-depth narrative, in a space that is different each time but representative of the speaker.

SCRIPTWRITER / DIRECTOR: MICHAEL DEMETRIUS PRODUCER: GIANNIS SOTIROPOULOS CINEMATOGRAPHY: ANTONIS KOUNELLAS EDITING: STAVROS SYMEONIDIS SOUND DESIGN/ENGINEERING: CHRISTOS SAKELLARIOU 1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: DIMITRIS ABATZIS ORIGINAL MUSIC / COMPOSERS: STEFANOS KONSNATINIDIS, NASSOS SOPILIS HISTORICAL RESEARCHER: DIONISIS MOUSMOUTIS SOUND DESIGN: FABRICA MUSIC PRODACTION MANAGER: HARA VLAHOU SET-PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISANTHI AGORI STTEADYCAM OPERATOR: STEFANOS KALOTHETOS, GEAROGE GRAMATIKOS, JASON MOUSELINIS 1st ASSISTANT CAMERA: KALLIOPI PERDIKA, JOHN VIKIAS, VASILIS CHRISTODOULOU CHIEF LIGHTING TECHNICIAN: DAMIANOS TIMNIOS MAKE-UP ARTIST: ANNA DARA PRODACTION: REAL EYES PRODACTIONS

Evripidou 14

At 14 Evripidou Street, downtown Athens, Mr. Kostas and Mrs. Sofia open the doors to their Shelter where homeless people have a chance to eat a cooked meal, take a shower, wash their clothes, enjoy some entertainment and find themselves in a welcoming environment. The camera observes these happenings, as the homeless emerge from the liminal phase of hopelessness and reconnect to a pathway that significantly raises their chances of finding work, and re-integrating with society. The camera holds testimony to the transformational power of simple, everyday acts, such as shaving or combing one’s freshly washed hair providing the audience with a glimpse of how life can change when love and compassion are offered.

FILM DIRECTOR: MICHAEL DEMETRIUS CINEMATOGRAPHY: NIKOS THOMAS EDITING: STAVROS SYMEONIDIS SOUND DESIGN/ENGINEERING: CHRISTOS SAKELLARIOU MUSIC: STAMOS SPERDOUKLIS PRODUCTION ASISST: TONIA ZISIMATOU SET PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISANTHI AGORI VFX ARTIST: PANTELIS AGORIS SPECIAL THANKS: KATERINA CHARALAMPOUS, DIMITRIS ABATZIS, AGGELOS KOUKOS, ALEXIS QUANTAS

The Bust

The “Truck Driver” arrives at the strip club with a suitcase full of drugs. The place is surrounded with cops. A few minutes before the bust, Andreas the undercover cop that prepared the whole operation bursts in the place trying, in the last minute, to save Elsa, one of the club’s strippers. Feelings are forbidden in the world of crime, where death awaits around the corner.

"The Bust". A crime short film that was shot and edited in 48 hours.

CAST: XANTHI GEORGIOU, SIMEON TSAKIRIS, MICHAEL MARKATIS, FOTIS LAZAROU, LAERTIS MALKOTSIS, LEFTERIS TSATSIS, CHRISTOS GLYKOS DIRECTOR: MICHAEL DEMETRIUS SCRIPTWRITER: MANOS PAPADAKIS, MICHAEL DEMETRIUS, CONSTANTINOS PALIVOS CINEMATOGRAPHY: ANTONIS KOUNELLAS EDITING: STAVROS SYMEONIDIS ART DIRECTION: ELENI KARIORI PRODUCER: CONTANTINOS PALIVOS SOUND DESIGNER/MUSIC SUPERVISOR: SEN NA MAKEUP ARTIST: GEORGEIA ANTONOPOULOU EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: GIANNIS SOTIROPOULOS SOUND ENGINEERING/RECORDING: DIMITRIS KORDIS STORYBOARD ARTIST: ADIGONI PAPACHRISTOU CONTINUITY SUPERVISOR: ELENA PAPASTAVROU COLORIST: SAIFEDINE SALIM 1st ASSISTANT CAMERA: ALEXANDROS STAVROPOULOS 2nd ASSISTANT CAMERA: GEORGE MARGARIS 1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: GEORGE KTISTAKIS. 2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: GALAXY SPANOS, GEORGE IOANNOU CHIEF LIGHTING: THANOS PAPATHANASIOU GAFFEER: KONSTANTINOS PANAGOPOULOS ART DEPARTMENT: FENIA PALYVOU, NEFELI STEIROU CHOREOGRAPHER: ANTIGONI COIS PRODACTION HOUSE: BUNKER SPECIAL THANKS PAVLOS IORDANOPOULOS, REAL EYES PRODACTIONS, OUT OF FRAME, BABIS MELIKIDIS, ELLY-MARIA PAPAMICHAEL

Cocoon

Dystopia connotes collapse. Rebirth emerges within a cocoon. It starts acquiring form from the weaving of a shattered world; its thread is an ancient spider’s cobwebs. From darkness a light appears in the cocoon’s core. Extraordinary beauty emerges. She is a story-teller bringing forth a revolutionary approach to fashion. Each item of clothing is a manifestation of a story. The new era embodies the most ancient of all art forms; that of storytelling. And so, STORYDROPS unfolds.

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL DEMETRIUS CINEMATOGRAPHY: KONSTANTINOS KOUKOULIOS ART DIRECTOR: ELECTRA VASILEIOU ASSISTANT DERECTOR: ALKI POLITI SCRIPT: NIKOS KYRITSIS SET DESIGN/ COSTUMES: ELECTRA VASILEIOU EDITING: IOANNA SPILIOPOULOU POST PRODACTION FX: HARIS LALOUSIS MAKE-UP/HAIRSTYLE: THANOS MOLOS ORIGINAL MUSIC - SOUND MIXING: FOTIS PAPATHEODOROU PRODACTION MANAGER: GIANNIS SOTIROPOULOS MAKEUP ARTIST: IOANNA HOUTSOUMI GAFFER: YIORGOS SATOLIAS 1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA: STAMATIS KOUROS 2ND ASSISTANT CAMERA: NIKOS PAPAEVAGGELIOU ASSISTANT PRODACTION: KONSTANTINOS PALIVOS STEADICAM: GEAORGE GRAMATIKOS PRODACTION TEAM: VICKY FRAGOU, HARA STAVRAKAKI, NIKOS TRAHANAS VISUAL EFFECTS DIMITRIS GREMINIS ELECTRICIAN: EMILIOS TANTROS EQUIPMENT: ARCTOS FILMS

Rainy Days

"Rainy Days" is a story that depicts the thin line between happiness and loneliness; a sad scenario of what could have been and was actually so close that it was almost ours, or rather theirs.

The protagonists being a couple that could have but didn't. Its title reflects the story's message using the symbolic twofold meaning of rain as the context in which anything is possible; rain can be a disaster but it can also be a blessing.

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL DEMETRIUS SCREENPLAY: MICHAEL DEMETRIUS, ALEXANDROS TSOKOS CINEMATOGRAPHY: KONSTANTINOS KOUKOULIOS ASSISTANT DERECTOR: VICKY FRAGKOU SCRIPT: HARA STAVRAKAKI CASTING ASSISTANT: KATERINA KONSTANTOPOULOU, HARIS GIOULATOS PRODUCERS MICHAEL DEMETRIUS, GIANNIS STIROPOULOS SET DESIGN/ COSTUMES: ELECTRA VASILEIOU EDITING: TZANNETOS KOMNINEAS SPECIA FX: ALAHOUZOI BROS ORIGINAL MUSIC: NIKOS VITIS, JASON KAFETZIS SOUND MIXING: STEFANOS KONSNATINIDIS, NASSOS SOPILIS PRODACTION MANAGER: GIANNIS SOTIROPOULOS MAKEUP ARTIST: IOANNA HOUTSOUMI SOUND RECORDING: GALAXY SPANOS, THODORIS SERETIS GAFFER: CHRISTOS NANOS ASSISTANT CAMERA: ORFEAS SABATAKAKIS EQUIPMENT: NEW YORK COLLEAGE ATH, ALEXANDROU LIGHTS, RENTPHOTOVIDEO.GR FABRICA MUSIC STUDIO

Photography


Blowing the dust off the sun.

Model: Mary Vulgary

Photography by Michael Demetrius

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The Girl Who Waited for 3000 Hours.

Model: Vicky Maidanoglou

Photography by Michael Demetrius

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Strange People in the Fringes of an Eternal City

Photography by Michael Demetrius

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Circus Medrano Show

Photography by Michael Demetrius

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Phaedra - I

A Multimedia exploration of Phaedra’s perennially resonant myth of passion, betrayal and insatiable thirst for life

Director/Playwright: Avra Sidiropoulou

Photography by Michael Demetrius

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Videography


CAMERA OPERATOR/EDITING: MICHAEL DEMETRIUS
DRONE SHOOTS: SIDERIS NANOUDIS

DIRECTOR: MARIA DOUZA
CAMERA OPERATOR/EDITING: MICHAEL DEMETRIUS

DIRECTOR: MARIA DOUZA PRODACTION: STEFICON
CAMERA OPERATOR/EDITING: MICHAEL DEMETRIUS

CAMERA OPERATOR/EDITING: MICHAEL DEMETRIUS
CAMERA OPERATOR: CHRISANTHI AGORI

CAMERA OPERATOR/VIDEO GREATOR: MICHAEL DEMETRIUS

ACTOR: ELENI ANDREADOU CAMERA OPERATOR/EDITING: STAVROS SYMEONIDIS CREATIVE DIRECTOR: MICHAEL DEMETRIUS

Contact Me


Contact for Collaboration and World-Wide Bookings.


info@michaeldemetrius.com