Dimi is an aspiring multi award winning Filmmaker with a diverse body of work. Since 2009 he has produced a number of awards winning music videos with over 1.2million views on You Tube, short films, and corporate videos for Coca Cola Amatil NZ. Currently, all of Dimi’s short films have acquired non-exclusive worldwide distribution deals from numerous VOD distributors.
In 2009 Dimi founded an Online Community - FGN Inc. (FilmMakers Generation Next Inc.), which has over 37,000 members on Facebook and over 25,000 Followers on Twitter. The Non-Profit has the mission to engage, educate and support the next generation of filmmakers worldwide and is Dimi’s way to give back to his community.
Dimi started as a production runner in 2008 then worked as a camera operator and soon after he took on the role of the Director Of Photography (DOP) for a WWII NZ Feature “Journey Of a Story”.
In 2012 Dimi was the first New Zealand Director to have two short films in competition at Cyprus International Film Festival, where his short “Playmates” won Best Cinematography. The second short film “BlindSide” that he produced and directed was accepted in Cannes Short Film Corner the same year and subsequently took him to Cannes to experience its full glory and meet some valuable business contacts. In 2015 Dimi’s music Video “Start A Revolution” for the NZ Band “Devilskin” won him the Rising Star Award at Canada International Film Festival.
During March-April 2016 Dimi was a member of an international screening committee for the “Diversity In Cannes Short Film Showcase”. Also between April - May 2017 Dimi judged Documentaries from all over the world for “Melbourne Documentary Film Festival”.
Dimi is a Day-Dreamer, Risk Taker and a Motion Picture Storyteller with a taste for science fiction and technology. His filmmaker idols and inspirations are Christopher Nolan, The Wachowskis, Frank Miller, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick, Paul Verhoeven, Guy Richie, James Cameron, Akira Kurosawa, Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Alex Garland, Bong Joon-Ho, Denis Villeneuve, Paul Thomas Anderson and much more.