ZAFEIRIS HAITIDIS

Director • Filmmaker • Producer • Writer  • Photographer

 

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Channels: Vimeo.com/ZafHaitidis • Youtube.com/ZafHaitidis

Represented by, and associate of, World Cinema Partners (New York).

CEO & Co-Founder of the newly-founded production company, anthroPhos (NY).

 

Education

Boston University (Boston, MA, U.S.A.) 1992-1996 B.Sc. in Communications: Broadcasting and Film.

*(BU’s College of Communications film program ranked among US top 10.)

American Community Schools (Athens, Greece) 1980-1992

 

Experience: Film / Documentary / Television

Director, Co-Producer and Writer: “Librə”, feature film, World War II-inspired survival adventure and psychological thriller. Produced by World Cinema Partners. [in development] 2022

Director and Co-Creator: “Martyr X: The Price of American Dreamocracy”, 10-part documentary series about the History of Martyrdom of Black Americans. Produced by World Cinema Partners. [in development] 2022

Associate Producer and Writer: “Making A Star”, reality show about talent agent Susan Liebesman. Produced by I Catch Films and Gem Entertainment. [in production] 2022

Director and Director of Photography: “The Spark Within: The Atul Bhatara story” documentary about the journey of a disabled man. Produced by World Cinema Partners. [in production] 2022

Director, Director of Photography and Co-Producer: “The Rebirth of St. Nicholas”, documentary about the restoration of an old religious icon. Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. [in post production] 2022

Producer and Director of Photography: “My People: The Jews of Greece”, feature documentary, directed by Anna Rezan. Produced by Academy Award-winning producers, Mitchell Block (Direct Cinema Limited) and Kim Magnusson (M&M Productions), with Love Brings Love Entertainment. [2021 Oscar-contender] 2021

Cinematographer in NY: “9/11: 20 Years Later”, documentary show (3 episodes). Produced & broadcast by Antenna Satellite. 2021

Creative Director, First Assistant Director & Cinematographer: “ShopRite Cooking Star”, cooking competition show Season 1 (6 episodes). Produced by Renascent Media and World Cinema Partners; broadcast by Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Limited and Aapka Colors network. 2021 

Director and Director of Photography: “Clara’s Garden”, documentary. Produced by Jeff Beler / Underhill Productions. [in post production] 2021

Director / Photographer: Participant in the art exhibition, “Occupy Project #1”, with 28 international artists, with works which “occupied” the offices of the Consulate General of Greece in New York for 3 months. 2020 

Photographer / Videographer: Independent contractor with The National Herald, Greek-American English-language weekly newspaper, based in New York City. 2019-2021

International Jury Member: Member of the International Jury at the 13th annual New York City Greek Film Festival. 2019

Director, Cinematographer and Creator: “Greek Chronicle Project: Footage Archive”, interactive web-documentary (2.000+ videos; 50+ hours), chronicles the Greek socioeconomic crisis and the Refugee crisis. Archive footage has been broadcast and incorporated in international feature films and documentaries (Netflix, National Geographic Studios, BBC, Arte, National Film Board of Canada, i.a.). [www.GreekChronicleArchive.com] 2018 

Additional Cinematographer and Archive footage: “What is Democracy”, feature documentary, directed by Astra Taylor. Produced by National Film Board of Canada. 2017

Director of Photography: “Maniera Greca”, short film, directed by Kirineos Papadimatos. Official participation in 30+ international film festivals; Awards: “1st Place in Cinematographer of the Month” (The 12 Months Film Festival, Romania; July 2017 Edition); “Best Direction” (Lugano Film Festival 2018), among other international accolades. 2017

Additional Cinematographer and Archive footage: “The Greeks”, documentary mini-series, directed by Chad Cohen. Produced by National Geographic Studios; Distributed by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). 2016 

Director, Producer and Writer: “No/Way Out”, action short film / feature demo. 2016

Director and Cinematographer: VICE Greece documentary web-series: “Metropolitans” (12 episodes), “Vice Meets” (4 episodes) and “Greekology” (1 episode). Produced and distributed by Vice.com, ANT1 Channel and Netwix. 2016 

Director and Cinematographer: “Talk of the town” (6 episodes), TV show. Produced by Mad In Media; Broadcast by Mad TV. 2015-2016

Director and Cinematographer: Music videos: “Mousiki mastoura”, “Smile”, “Breaking free”, “Rocky Balboa” and “Refugee”. 2012-2016 

Director of Photography: “Paolo’s dream”, documentary, directed by Kirineos Papadimatos. Official participation in 20+ international film festivals; Awards: “Best Documentary Award” at the Balkan Film Festival 2015, among other international accolades. 2015

Cinematographer: “Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2015”, exhibition video for the Greek national team’s participation. Produced by Hellenic Centre of the International Theatre Institute. 2015

Director and Cinematographer: “Art of Theatre”, backstage documentary of Athens System 2014. Produced by Hellenic Centre of the International Theatre Institute. 2015

Second Unit Director / Cinematographer and Archive footage: “The First Line”, feature film, directed by Coerte & John Voorhees. Produced by Voorhees Vision and Itasca Films; World-wide distribution by Netflix. 2014

Director and Cinematographer: Short-form documentaries on sociopolitical topics with VICE Greece. Produced/distributed by Vice.com and ANT1 Channel. 2014-2016

Director, Co-Producer and Cinematographer: “Trip Of The Chef”, cooking show, presented by Tip The Chef. 2014 

Director: “9+1 Muses” (15 hourly episodes), cultural TV show. Production by Studio ATA and TVE; Produced and broadcast by Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). 2012-2013

Director, Producer and Cinematographer: “Greek Chronicle Project (2012)”, (10) short-form documentaries, which participated as the Greek entry in the official program of the “7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art 2012” international exhibition, in the project “Breaking the news”, organized by KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin, Germany). 2012

Director and Writer: “Red Zone”, documentary, part of the documentary Series “Outside these walls”. Official participation at “Hellas Filmbox Berlin film festival” in 2016. Production by SEE Productions (Greek Directors’ Guild); Produced and broadcast by Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). 2011

Director: “Web Odyssey” (5 episodes), educational TV series, by Educational Television (Hellenic Ministry of Education). Production by NPTV Productions; Produced and broadcast by Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). 2010

Director: “Stories Without Ending” (5 episodes), educational TV series, by Educational Television (Hellenic Ministry of Education). Production by NPTV Productions; Produced and broadcast by Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). 2010

Director and Cinematographer: “Beatbox Project”, short-form documentary, and “S for Sugah”, music video, with artist-singer Sugahspank!. Production by N-Orasis; Produced and distributed by VICE–VBS.TV. 2009

Director: “Scetchophrenia: Frame By Frame”, feature documentary Pilot, regarding the comics medium and the world comics scene. Co-Produced by Vox Documentaries, Artwave Productions and Atelier Documentaire. 2009

Director, Co-Producer and Writer: “West of Eden”, short film. Participation at the “Short Film Corner” (Festival de Cannes 2009). Awards: “Best Short Film” (London Greek Film Festival 2011); “Best Actor in a Leading Role” (International Film Festival, Patras city 2010). Production by MachineOff Productions. 2009

Director: “Eternal Kiparissia”, documentary, regarding one of the most ancient cities of Greece. Produced by MovieTeller Films. 2007

Director, Co-Producer and Writer: “Time out”, short film, is included in the Hellenic Institute of Audiovisual Media’s DVD-anthology of the Best Greek short films of the 20th century; distributed throughout Greece and Europe. Official participation in 20+ international film festivals, including: Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (U.S.A.), Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival (France), Munich International Short Film Festival (Germany). Awards: “Greek State Quality Award” (Ministry of Culture 2006); “Special Jury Award” (Short Film Festival in Drama); “Best Production”, “Leading Actress”, “Editing” & “Costumes” awards (Athens International Film Festival); “Best Actress in a Leading Role” (Fantastic Film Festival, Athens). Co-produced by Kino SA and the Greek Film Centre; Theatrical distribution by Rosebud. 2006

Director, Producer and Writer: “Panic room: With a vengeance”, short film. Awards: “Best Director” & “Best Cinematography” awards (Fantastic Film Festival, Athens). Theatrical distribution by Playtime. 2002

 

Experience: Theatre

Co-Director and Co-Producer: “Zero Memory”, psychological drama. Presented at To Treno sto Rouf Theatre (Athens). 2017

Director and Producer: “Kill the-M-all”, psychological thriller. Presented at PK Theatre (Athens) & Booze Cooperativa (Athens). 2012-2013

Director, Producer and Adaptation-playwright: “Apt Pupil”, psychological thriller, by Stephen King. Presented at Epi Kolono Theatre (Athens). 2011 

Director and Writer: “ICARUS: The birth of flight”, epic drama, based on works by acclaimed Greek writer Menelaos Loudemis. World premiere, as the main event of the cultural festival Ikariada 2008, on the island Ikaria (birthplace of the myth). Under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Mercantile Marine; Co-produced by Musicom and Max Productions. 2008 

Co-Playwright: “Singing wounds”, musical drama, about the life and work of composer Mikis Theodorakis. 2004

Playwright: “Mortal bond”, psychological drama. 2002

Director: “Little infidelities”, black comedy. Presented at Akadimos Theatre (Athens). 2000

Director: “Free couple”, black comedy, by Dario Fo. Presented on tour around Greece. 2000

 

Additional Experience

• Videographer and photographer (stringer in Greece) for the news media group CNN International. 2012

• Second Assistant Director of the feature film, “God loves caviar”. Produced by ALEXANDROS FILMS Ltd. 2011

• First Assistant Director of the feature film, “Lumberyard”. Produced by FANTASIA Audiovisual Ltd. 2011

• First Assistant Director of the feature film, “The Prophet”. Produced by Pull-Over Productions. 2011

• Assistant director and 2nd camera operator of the feature film, “Attractive illusion”. Produced by FANTASIA Audiovisual Ltd. 2011

• Second Assistant Director and Casting Director (2nd and 3rd roles) of the feature film, “Man at sea”. Production by Protasis Productions; Co-Produced by Highway Productions and Greek Film Centre. 2010

• Second Assistant Director, in Pre-Production, of the feature film, “Red sky”. Production by Protasis Productions; Co-Produced by Greek Film Centre. 2009

• Second Assistant Director of the video-art movie, “Rape of the Sabine women”. Produced by Metropolitan Museum of N.Y. 2005

• First Assistant Director in Commercial (TV) Spots. 2002–2007

• Production Manager of the feature film, “Sun of a beach”. 2001

• Production Manager of the short film, “The waiters”. 2001

• Making-of for the feature film, “Beware of Greeks”. Produced by MYTHOS Ltd. [1999]

• Production Assistant in the television series, “Ten little Joes” (Deka mikri Mitsi), by Lakis Lazopoulos. Produced by Mega Channel. 1998

• Production Assistant in the feature film, “Enough already”. Produced by Wolfeboro Films (MA, U.S.A.). 1997

• Equipment Rental Assistant in a camera equipment rental facility. Boston Camera Rental Company (MA, U.S.A.). 1997

• Equipment Rental Assistant in a film equipment rental facility. High Output (MA, U.S.A.). 1996–1997

• Production Assistant in the feature film, “Next stop Wonderland”. Produced by Robbins Entertainment (MA, U.S.A.). 1996

• Production Assistant, in all stages of production, of the feature film, “Squeeze”. Produced by Cathartic FilmWorks (MA, U.S.A.). 1995-1996

• Camera Operator, Production Intern and Assistant Director in the journalistic TV shows, “Adler on-line” and “Consider this”. WABU–Channel 68 (MA, U.S.A.). 1994-1995