A graduate of Harvard University and the American Film Institute (AFI), Akis commenced his career serving as a 2nd Unit DP for Oscar nomi- nated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC. A member of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) and the Greek Society of Cinematographers (GSC), Akis has lensed more than 20 feature films and over 100 projects, including commercials, music videos, TV shows and short films.
Some highlights of his recent projects include David L. Cunningham’s period drama JO, THE MEDICINE RUNNER, shot entirely in Hawaii, star- ring Matt Dillon, Jim Caviezel and Ryan Potter; Kevin Pollak’s directo- rial debut THE LATE BLOOMER, starring J.K Simmons, Brittany Snow, Maria Bello, released theatrically by eOne; ARMED RESPONSE, starring Cary Elwes, Clea Duvall, Ving Rhames, distributed by Lionsgate; LAID IN AMERICA distributed worldwideby Universal and BEREAVE, starring Jane Seymour, Malcolm McDowell, Keith Carradine, a best film awardee at 12 film festivals.
His award winning work has garnered nods and praise from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Indiewire, New York Times and has been selected in numerous film festivals including Cannes, Tribeca, SXSW and Clermont-Ferrand. His clients in the commercial and music video field have most recently included: VH1, FX, HbO, Hello Robot, New balance, Liz Clairborne, National bank of Greece, Cher, The Lumineers.
Akis is always looking for exciting and creatively inspiring projects with a unique voice. He enjoys collaborating with directors to create vivid im- agery and a natural environment that helps them tell their stories best.