Sunday, 19 November 2006

Love Generation Intro

This is the intro sequence I wrote and directed for a TV game show. I collaborated with an animator and a cartoonist to get the final result. We were given only a week to complete the project, before the show was to be on air.

Tuesday, 12 September 2006

Microsoft Photosynth

This is a new software (not released quite yet) that takes a large collection of photos of a place or object, analyzes them for similarities, and displays them in a reconstructed 3-Dimensional space

You can find out more (and watch some videos) here:

It could be the future arriving now, in a way we thought it could happen, but not quite expected. I am pretty excited about it.

Friday, 25 August 2006


I just discovered YouTube.
And of course created a profile there.

The website is too cool and you can end up spending weeks checking it out, unless you manage to bring yourself to turn off your PC.


Of course I could not resist being silly about it.

Wednesday, 19 July 2006


Remember Ursula, the 'lovely' Octopus Witch of Little Mermaid fame?
Well I found her. She has temporarily taken the form of a human grandma on the Greek island of Serifos, at a taverna by the sea, threatening a young boy of around 5 years old to eat meatballs, or else a terrible fate would await him. I dared not try and find out what that fate would be, because as I glanced at her, and the look of recognition came upon my face, I swear I felt my voice getting stolen from me for a short while... God only knows how I escaped with my life, as I tried to take these documentary pictures... for posterity. So next time some wise-ass tells you "It's ONLY a movie, don't be scared!" well... I suggest you run for your life.
I know I did.

Sunday, 16 July 2006

Serifos 2006

(See... it started out as a paradise on earth.)

(Dafne was happy.)

(Bobos was happy too.)

(Katerina was very happy, when we went to the old mines.)

(The mines were amazing, so I was happy too.)

(Then I tried to take THAT photo.)

(But then I suddenly fell into a pit. Didn't hurt. Much.)

(Night came, and I was left alone. Of course I was brave.)

(And obviously it did wonders for my pcychological state.)

(But then I was saved, and saw the divine beach again.)

(So naturally I was once again happyl.)


Monday, 20 March 2006

HERMES Short Film

Hermes is the first short film that I wrote/ produced & directed after University and the student films I made there.

First inspiration for it came one late evening, when I heard a song by Chicane, (Saltwater - Thrillseekers Remix) on my car's CD player. I knew the song already, but it was the first time I heard the particular remix. A single image somehow invaded my thoughts while listening to it: A wheel chair, tipped over on the beach, next to the surf.

I don't know where it came from, or what it was all about, but is was crystal clear. This image on the sandy beach haunted my thoughts. Instinctively, and while the song was approaching its end, I pressed repeat on the player. And kept pressing repeat, again and again. I tend to get like that with music I like (which is something that tends to drive people crazy), but something about this case was different.

For about a week, every time I would get behind the wheel of my car, I would listen to the same song over and over. Each time, would be slightly different from the previous one, however they were all the same, in the sense that I started to get more images in my head as the week went on.

Few days later, I had a basic concept of a story I had to tell. I decided I would let it go, and see what came of it out of my subconscious. Surprisingly enough, not a single aspect of the story diminished when I came to it again a few weeks later. This is when I decided to put pen to paper, or rather, bytes to memory, as I started the first draft of the script, which was to be "Hermes".

The rest is of little importance, as I of course went through all the usual trials and tribulations facing all the various production stages of a new film, faced by everyone who has ever attempted making a movie of any kind, I am sure. In the end, and after 2 years and a half in which many people shared in my vision and were willing to get involved in helping it come to life, I finally got in my hands the finished product.

Despite it very much being my intellectual child, it is no longer my own. It was a team product, and every person involved, every event that affected the process of making "Hermes", greatly added to or took away something from my original idea, making it better most of the time, or occasionally worse, but surely overall something greater than whatever I could have hoped for.

That is, I feel, the beauty and wonder of any creative piece of work. It now belongs to everyone out there. People will either like it, hate it, or worse, be totally indifferent to it. It may affect some in many more ways, then again maybe not. I have of course moved on to making new things, and each new thing will always have a little journey of its own ahead.

"Hermes", however, no matter what, will always be my single tiny idea, come to life.

HERMES - Short Film

Monday, 6 February 2006

Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs alcitre

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.

The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it denos't mtater in waht oredr the ltetres in a wrod are, the olny iprnoatmt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can slitl raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Amzanig huh?

if you can raed tihs psas it on !!