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The Filmart short films we did with teenager Florian are based on our sleepless philosophical conversations. (total views around 900,000)
All 7 are about a poetic boy daydreaming or moon-dreaming in an effort to cope within our vile epoch.
To me these videos are a very interesting and artistic collaboration between two generations, since I was 39-40 during these days and Florian was 17-18. Our videos artistically are, I think, a combination of the best of both worlds. By being a professional in TV and FIlms, it was such a refreshing two years where the two of us were the whole "production crew" and had all this flexibility to act as we felt during our amazing times filming.
Our Filmart period was a very special period of mine, exploring the magic of Romanticism and artistic positivity during the Renaissance, through the art and philosophy of Leonardo Da Vinci, which was our central theme. More in the novel I'm publishing on October the 20th, 2018, about Leonardo and Mona Lisa. :)
Filmart Productions are a subsidiary of FilMarKProducions, originating from our thesis film at AFI, in Los Angeles and derived from my name FILipposMARinaKis. Coincidentally, Florian's last name starts with MART and that is how Filmart Productions were named.
A poetic Oliver moon-dreams into the streets of rioting Athens in 2012 seeking for answers in writings on the wall.
Where others see sparkles I can see a whole lot of fireworks.
This is the initial video we did with Florian using voice over for our narration. Basically, Florian wrote the featured poem the day we first met, I loved it and thought about making a short film around the poem, and film it together with another short film I was preparing about the novel I'm publishing. Since his poem was about writing on a Wall, then we should film around writings on the Wall and into the streets of rioting Athens. We both loved the idea and went on filming it in very after hours. Florian then came up with some amazing editing and very proudly we published it and reached around 55,000 views.
Director/Filming/Idea of/Producer: Filippos Marinakis
Performs Oliver/Editing/Extra shots & SFX: Florian
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OLIVER can't find what to do in life, in our vile epoch, and escapes to a deserted island to gain distance and observe our 21st century epoch; to realize that isolation is not a real solution. We need to fix our epoch from within. We are the smarter beings in this world, it's about time to prove it!
Filmed in a deserted island next to Evoia with a Mark II and GoPro, in Athens and Evoia, the sweet and creative summer of 2013.
Director/Filming/Philosophy/co-Writing: Filippos Marinakis
Performs Oliver/co-Writing/Extra shots & SFX: Florian
Editing: Florian & Filippos
We showed it first at moutube.gr for mega TV (2013): http://www.moutube.gr/default.asp?catid=33451
OST «City of Lost Children» Angelo Badalamenti
OST «Clockwork Orange» Wendy Carlos
and Bill Hicks speaking mainstream pessimistic as an example.
While in the stunning Meteora Hilltop Mountains and the amazing 11th century medieval monasteries on top of them, I found myself thinking that the whole aura is very like "Mordor" in the Lord of the Rings. Filming then took thriller pace, like walking inside Mordor with Frodo eyes, as if all these medieval castles are so new to me, and scary and beautiful and enigmatic, interesting and most importantly inspirational. The stone corridors and the awe of their sight. How were these mountains formatted? What happened underneath them? What kind of natural wonder is this? Why so beautiful and magical?
Are we ready for mankind's next step?
Director/Editing: Filippos Marinakis.
OST Lord of the Rings main theme. Filmed with a Mark II at Meteora and the Temple of Delhoi, in wonderous Greece.
"Teenager Florian loses his cellphone and tries to cope with life without a mobile... Is it really possible?"
This filming is a kind of tribute to Trainspotting, Run Lola Run and Requiem for a Dream among original filming. The idea for the parody came to me when the real Florian was having a stroke after not having his cellphone for less than an hour. I found it too funny to let it go and there came the short "teenager drama" parody and coping without a cellphone in a pretty fun way. :)
Director/Writting/Filming: Filippos Marinakis
Performs/Extra shots & SFX: Florian
Editing: Florian & Filippos
Sit back and forget all yout troubles :).
"Trying to catch the trippy scenery & true feeling of Thailand. By Filippos."
This film is dedicated to Rian Ngaonoi, my Thai friend, who sadly left this world 6 months after my visit. Rest in Peace Rian and thank you for all the beautiful moments we shared.
Filmed with a Mark II during June 2015 all over coastial Thailand. Soundtrack:
"The 2nd Law - Isolated System" Muse
"Everything in the right place" Radiohead
"Better off Alone" Alice Deejay
How do Moroccans teens spend their time?.
Trying to catch the trippy scenery & true feeling of Morocco. By Filippos. Moroccans love swimming and the sea, as they love poking each other. The camera follows their interactions and their efforts to make everything look funny. Morocco is also not part of the African Union, and you can see with your own eyes how a nation can be religious and playful and sexy, simultaneously. Moroccans told us that the burka isn't exactly enforced and its purpose is to show that their family is of high morals and ethics. This is my first artistic video, during the summer of 2006.
Filmed with a DV Sony in 2006. Soundtrack: "Here to stay" by New Order.WATCH SHORT FILM