Who we Are
Thanos Kermitsis (Director/Writer/Actor)
Thanos Kermitsis was born in 1985 in Athens.
With a degree in Public Administration from Panteion University, he also graduated from the post-production department in Intergraphics:College of Digital Technologies in Applied & Fine Arts.
He has worked as an assistant director, movie editor and camera operator in the Production Companies MachineOff and STEFI in Greece.
He has graduated from New York College,Athens, in the Film & Tv Studies department,in 2010.
He already has directed two feature films, as well as four short films,many of which have won awards in Greece and abroad.
2011-Indomitable:Prelude (short film) 11′
2011-Troglodytes (short film) 21′
2010 Zise san Mpatsos, Psofa san skilos
a.k.a Live like a Cop, Die like a Dog (short film) 40′
2010 -Remnant (short film) 15′
2010- Hitokiri II: Road to Destiny (feature film) 96′
2009- Partides me ton Haro a.k.a Death Knocks (short film) 20′
2007- Hitokiri (feature film) 138′
* 2nd Artfools Video Festival, Special Award for “Partides me ton Haro”, 2010
* Swansea Bay International Film Festival, Award in the category: “International Short Film” for the film “Remnant”, 2010
* Heart of England International Film Festival, Nomination for the film “Remnant” in the category “International Short Film”, 2010
* International Film Festival Ireland, Nomination for the film “Remnant” in the category “European-Under 30 mins” , 2010
* Argo Film Festival, 2nd Award , for the film “Remnant”, 2010
*Canada International Film Festival, Royal Reel Award,for the film “Remnant”, April 2011
He graduated from the School of Illustration and Graphic Arts of Spyros Ornerakis in 2007.
He worked in “To Vima” newspaper as an illustrator-caricaturist.
Creator, artist and writer of the sword and sorcery comic series ” DRAGONPHOENIX CHRONICLES “, has won 5 Comicdom Awards and won the contest of” 24 hour comic day ” for 3 years in a row. He has illustrated covers for books, records and comics. He has worked as a writer as well as an actor in various feature films and short films.
2011-Indomitable: Prelude (short film,directed by Thanos Kermitsis) (Actor,Poster design)
2011- Troglodytes (short film, directed by Thanos Kermitsis) (Actor, Poster Design)
2010-Live like a Cop, Die like a Dog (short film, directed by Thanos Kermitsis) (Actor)
2009- Hitokiri II-Road to Destiny (feature film, directed by Thanos Kermitsis) (Actor, Poster Design)
2009- Death Knocks (short film, directed by Thanos Kermitsis) (Actor)
2007- Tsonta (short film, directed by Ares Kaplanidis) (Actor)
2006-The Almighty Tycoon of the Ninja (feature film, directed by Ares Kaplanidis) (Actor, Writer, Poster Design)
Both Yannis Roumboulias and myself (Thanos Kermitsis) along with Sound designer Antonis Koutelias and others, have been making films since 2005,when we discovered that Cinema is our passion.
Since then we have come a long way(myself having graduated from New York College-Film & TV Studies department in 2010), and have shot 4 short films and 2 feature films within six years, all independent and with low to zero budget. We have been through many hardships, made many mistakes but also learned many valuable things from this process and have also won several awards for our work (Our 2009 short film “Remnant” has won 3 awards, “Best International Short Film” at Swansea Bay Int Film Festival in Wales, May 2010, 2nd Award in Argo International Film Festival in Volos, Greece, August 2010, and “Royal Reel Award” in Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, April 2011 and has also been nominated in two more festivals, one in the UK and one in Ireland).
Our newest short film,“Troglodytes”, was runner up for “Best International Short” in Staffordshire Festival of Performing Arts,and also won an “Honourable Mention” in Los Angeles Movie Awards,2011,and also “Best Greek Short Film” award in Cyprus International Film Festival 2011.
We consider ourselves big fans of Robert E. Howard’s Conan stories, J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Fritz Leiber, Karl Edward Wagner, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and of course fans of films such as “Flesh & Blood”, “Conan the Barbarian”, “Fire and Ice”, “Krull”, “Dragonslayer”, “Willow”, “Ladyhawke”, “The 13th warrior” ,and of course newer productions such as “Lord of the Rings”, “Centurion”, “Solomon Kane”, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”, “Game of Thrones” and more.
Not to mention that we all (well,most of us) are active D&D players for many years …
We have so far worked, against all odds, without funding, trying to achieve a good and decent result with a low budget, but with high creativity.
I believe that images ,and stories, speak louder than words, especially for a filmmaker, so, you can view our most representive films here: