Yannis Sakaridis
Editor , Director , Scriptwriter , Producer

Greece

Biography

Yannis Sakaridis was born in Skydra, a small town in the north of Greece, in 1968. At the age of 19, he moved to London to study Photography and History of Art at the London College of Printing and Film, at the University of Westminster. He became member of the legendary London Film Makers Co-Op where he started directing short films, like Buskers (1995), Squadding in Hackney (1995), Dogkillers (1996), Mausoleum (2004), some of which were experimental, like Paris (1993), Decay (1996). He continued working as a professional editor on seven feature films in UK and Greece, like: Screamin" Jay Hawkins: I put a Spell on Me by Nicholas Triantafyllidis (2001), O Vassilias by Nikos Grammatikos (2002), A Woman in Winter by Richard Jobson (2006); on film trailers for Warner Bros, like: Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil by Clint Eastwood (1997), The General by John Boorman (1998), Eyes Wide Shut by Stanley Kubrick (1999); and on many documentaries for the British TV, like: Velvet Goldmine for Channel 4, Clash of the Titans: Rangers/Celtics for BBC2, Carnival Faces for National Geographic. After eighteen years in London, he wrote and directed his short film Truth (2006), the first one shot in Greece, where he leaves since. He co-founded Athens Filmmaker"s Co-operative in 2012, an Athens-based non-profit production company, with Venia Vergou (film critic, producer). Wild Duck is his first feature film.



Filmography


With the support of the Eurimages Fund of the Council of Europe







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