Sit back and forget all your troubles!
"Trying to catch the trippy scenery & true feeling of Thailand."
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 & Edited by Filippos Marinakis.
Filmed with a Mark II during June 2015 all over coastial Thailand. Here is a YouTube playlist with all my trippy videos at exotic countries, Seeking for Paradise on Earth:
"The 2nd Law - Isolated System" by Muse
"Everything in the right place" by Radiohead
"Better off Alone" by Alice Deejay
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 the 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 film I was preparing about the novel I've published. Since his poem was about a 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.
[Unfortunately, Florian proved to be not worthy... At least, for me. When we met, 8 years ago on 2012, a million young Greeks hated the guts out of him, and I stood up for him. I directed and wrote videos, with him acting, because he confessed to me back then, that he was even afraid to ride on a bus. I also educated him for almost two years, and even told him my Mona Lisa’s Decoding. To see him years later, being proud like a parrot, of working for “Da Vinci Resolve”?? To me, that’s shameless. Hopeless. And years later, on 2020, as I was checking on him whether he stole my ideas for the “millionth” time, he did a two months “gay-lord” charade in Instagram, and with a crowd, happily following this heartless deceit... In order to attract me, and... hurt me. This crowd was having a blast!?! If there wasn’t any crowd involved, I wouldn’t be writing all these. I’d just ignore him. Of course, I already know what a heartless person he is, but still, how can he be so uncaring for my emotions, and in PUBLIC VIEW? This is a reasonable+friendly memo, to avoid such traps. The truth must be told. Thank God, there are plenty of kind people out there. Not him.]
Director, Filming, Idea of, Producer: Filippos Marinakis
Performs Oliver/Editing/Extra shots & SFX: Florian
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Filmark Productions were born in 2004 in Los Angeles for "KEEPER OF THE PAST, "our graduate student thesis which won the Special Jury Award in WorldFest Houston and we sold the rights to HBO. For a thesis film to have the talents of the infamous Steven Bower, "Manolo" (best friend of "Antonio Montana" in one of my favorite films of all times: "SCARFACE") and Adam Rodriguez, star of the ultra-popular MIAMI CSI, was an amazing experience. Our short film went on to travel around the world in many festivals.
*** Official Selection of HDFEST 2005, LA Shorts Fest, Arizona International Film Festival, Worldfest Houston Film Festival, River Run Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival ***"
[Keeper of the Past" 2005, 18min, USA-Thriller]
Plot: "Stanley is a computer expert hired by political campaigns to manipulate images and create scandals on opposing candidates. He is the best at what he does and his manipulations often become the accepted truth. But there is one past he cannot alter: his own."
Based on a short story by Edmundo Paz-Soldán
Produced by Filippos Marinakis
Written and Directed by Alonso Mayo
Cinematography by Zoltán Honti
Edited by Wilson Tai
Original Score by Andy Dragazis
Starring: Adam Rodriguez (MIAMI CSI), Steven Bauer (SCARFACE), Robin Paul, Katherine Hawkes & Brent Florence
KEEPER OF THE PAST official siteKEEPER OF THE PAST TRAILEr
The mythical Summer Spirit of Greece
Trying to catch the very trippy summer spirit and true feeling of my homecountry. Trippy scenery and video collages, flying, dancing, waves, singing, sunsets, stoned corridors, street bands and whatever consists of an amazing summer in Greece from a local's POV.
Summer's spirit may look different in pictures, but in spirit it's universal. During the year we live our excuses, but during the summer we awake our true self. No matter how young or old, we all want to party. To spend all day at the beach. To play, to fool around and once again: to party.
Filmed & Edited by Filippos Marinakis
Filmed in Chania, Rethymno, Sifnos and Athens/Greece, with a Mark II and a GoPro.
Soundtrack: "The Launch" by Dj Jean
"Wide Open Space" (Perfecto Mix) by Mansun
"The Great Gig in the Sky" by Pink Floyd
"Mala Vida" by Mano Negra "
I heard it through the grapevine" by Marvin GayeWATCH FILM
How do Moroccans teens spend their time?
Trying to catch the trippy scenery & true feeling of Morocco.
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 YouTube video, during the summer of 2006.
Filmed & Edited by Filippos Marinakis
Filmed with a DV Sony in 2006.
Soundtrack: "Here to stay" by New Order.WATCH FILM
IF YOU CLICK ON this slide-show, you'll jump into a similar gallery or Video as the picture you clicked. Since I was a boy I loved trippinng around the globe with my camera in hand, always. Especially in our times, we're the first generation which can travel easily to anywhere in our planet. My trips started on a cruise going to Konstanoypolis, Kusadashi, and the most intriguing Cairo and Luxor in Egypt. There a street boy was dealng about selling souvenirs, and the funniest was that instead of lowrering the price, he asked more and more!
Since then I've been wth my camera as my best friend all around Greece, from motherland Krete to Soufli on the borders with Turkey. Tripping continues with the Interail and travel around Europe, specifically Barcelona, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Nice.
In later years I went 5 times to Thaliand, and also to Cambodia 3 years after they allowed tourists and yeah, in Pnom Pegn there were dozen of gigantic bats flying around us and yes cockroaches certainly claim to own this land.
Romania and Transylania in order to see where Dracula lived. Also, did a road trip from Barcelona to Morocco, and a road trip on Route 66 from Los Angeles to Texas and oh boy talking about an adventure... Venezuela is also such a beautiful exotic place, which was my 1st foto travel e-book.
This part of my site is all about images and not about words. May we share together our beautiful lands and throw the trashes. This is for the glory and perfection of Nature!
*The featured photo is from the borders of Cambodia and Thailand. I asked to take his picture and he asked in return to offer him a cigarette. Kindly notice the "friendly" posture of the locals in his background... The second photo is from Koh Chang in Thailand, and the third one is the longest waterfall on Earth, 1km long, the Salto Angelo in Venezuela.
FILIPPOS GLOBAL NATURAL ΦOTOGRAPHY
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