Michael is a cinematographer and he is currently shooting short films, fashion videos and commercials. Today he is going to talk about his exciting journey from biochemistry on winning an Academy Award on his first narrative piece – STUTTERER – has just won at the 88th Academy Awards for Best Live Action Short.
Michael is a Greek cinematographer born to a Greek father and an Australian mother. He was born and raised in Athens, Greece, before relocating to London at age 17 for his studies. Biochemist turned photographer turned cinematographer – Michael started shooting stills for magazines such as Esquire, Wired, Vogue and Cosmopolitan before heading over to Pulse Films London as a production assistant. He then moved towards film and is currently shooting short films, fashion videos and commercials. Michael’s first narrative piece – STUTTERER – has just won at the 88th Academy Awards for Best Live Action Short. He has just finished post production on his second short ‘In Sickness’ (Dir. Thomas Eliphilet Edwards) and just completed shooting a spec commercial/short for Nike (Dir. Will Garthwaite). Michael is currently in pre-production for ‘Prevailing Winds’ (Dir. by Adam Butcher), funded by Film London, which will be his third short film. He lives and works in London, UK
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