Hi! I am a film director born in Athens and I love telling stories that deal with emotions and humanity all wrapped up in visual beauty.
In 2019 my second feature film Zizotek premiered in competition Karlovy Vary. Variety wrote: “Marinakis’ impressive, unexpected, elusive Zizotek becomes the tale its lost-boy hero is telling himself... peculiar and moving and subtly bewitching, like a dream where you’re not sure at exactly which point you started dreaming."
In 2017 I directed the 70 mins online TV drama From the Start a fantasy love story in the Greek islands which won the Gold Lion in Cannes Advertising Festival. In 2018 this collaboration gave birth to Robogirl an online 50mins film which I directed. Robogirl is a family comedy about a teen girl struggling to prove herself, with over 4m views in Youtube breaking every domestic record.
In 2010 my feature film debut Black Field (2010) won several international awards and has been described by Variety Magazine as “ undeniably handsome and delicately crafted.... ”.
Last but not least… for the last 18 years I have been directing numerous commercials with clients like Vodafone, Nestle etc.