Dean Zimarakis

Grip

After completing his studies, Dean pursued a career as a Grip working in Greece & India before finally settling in the UK in 2013. Working under Certified Grips until 2018, he was given official approval by the Grip's Branch to step up as Grip in order to pursue his NVQ certificate. Dean has worked across feature films, TV dramas, commercials and promos.

Nationality: British - Greek / Full Car & Motorcycle Driving License

Dean Zimarakis photo

Feature Films

Production Director Director of Photography Additional Information
The Statistical Probability Of Love at First Sight (2021)Vanessa CaswillLuke BryantKey Grip
The Fantastic Fitcrofts (2021)Craig RobertsKit FraserB Camera Grip (Dailies)
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)Andy SerkisRobert RichardsonGrip (Dailies)
Louis Wain (2020)Will SharpeErik WilsonGrip (Dailies)
Tom & Jerry (2021)Tim StorySteven HallGrip (Dailies - 2nd Unit)
Fast & Furious 9 (2021)Justin LinStephen F WindonGrip (Dailies - Main & 2nd Unit)
Black Widow (2020)Darrin PrescottCarlos De CarvalhoC Cam Grip (Dailies - 2nd Unit)
The King's Man (2020)Matthew VaughnBen Davis BSCC Cam Grip (Dailies)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)Ron HowardBradford YoungGrip Trainee (Dailies)
The Mountain Between Us (2017)Hany Abu AssadMandy WalkerGrip Trainee (Pick Up Unit)
Mad to be Normal (2017)Robert MullanAli AsadB Cam Grip
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)Sharon MaguireAndrew Dunn BSCGrip Trainee (Dailies)
The Hand of the Creator (2016)Odilon RochaUlrich BurtinKey Grip
Churchill's Secret (2016)Charles SturridgeFabian Wagner BSCC Cam Grip (Dailies)
The Ones Below (2015)David FarrEd RutherfordB Cam Grip (Dailies)
Love Type D (2019)Sasha CollingtonChristoper SchneiderKey Grip
Solitary (2015)Sasha KranePete WallingtonKey Grip
The Telemachy (2020)Alexander NallyGabriel LoukerisKey Grip
Baishe Srabon (2011)Srijit MukherjiSoumik HaldarGrip
Chaplin (2011)Anindo BanerjeeSoumik HaldarGrip

TV / Dramas

Production Director Director of Photography Additional Information
Masters Of The Air (2022) - AppleVariousVariousGrip (Volume Unit)
Ragdoll (2021) - AMC, AlibiNiall MaccormickPhil WoodKey Grip (Block 2)
Heartstopper (2021) - NetflixEuros LynDiana OlifirovaB Camera Grip
Black Narcissus (TBC)Charlotte Bruus ChristensenCharlotte Bruus ChristensenGrip (Dailies)
We Hunt Together (2020) - BBC, ShowtimeJon JonesMicheal WoodKey Grip (Eps. 4,5,6)
Home S2 (2020) - Channel 4David SantTrevelyan OliverKey Grip (Dailies)
Dead Pixels S2 (2020) - Channel 4Jamie Jay JohnsonNick MartinKey Grip (Dailies)
C.B. Strike S3 (2020) - BBC, CinemaxSue TullyTomasz NaumiukB Cam Grip (Dailies)
Silent Witness S23 (2020)Lawrence TillSean Van HalesB Cam Grip (Dailies)
Granchester S5 (2020)Gordon Anderson /Christinana EbohonMark WatersKey Grip (Dailies) / B Cam Grip
Bulletproof S2 (2020) - SkySam MasudAndy McDonnellB Cam Grip (Dailies)
Dracula (2020) - NetflixPaul McGuiganTony Slater-LingGrip (Dailies)
Trying (2020) - BBC, Apple TVJim O'HanlonArthur MulhernB Cam Grip (Dailies)
The Trouble with Maggie Cole (2020) - ITVBen GregorAndy HollisB Camera Grip
The Reluctant Landlord S2 (2019)David SantAlistair UpcraftB Cam Grip (Dailies)
Four Weddings & A Funeral (2019) - HULUTristam Shapeero /Catherine MorsheadGavin Finney BSC /Stijn Van Der VekenB Cam Grip (Dailies)
Wild Bill (2019) - ITVAnnie Griffin /John HardwickMick CoulterB Cam Grip (Dailies)
Guiding Light (2018) - ITVJamie ChildsDenis CrossanGrip Trainee (Dailies)
Silent Witness S22 (2019) - BBCVariousVariousGrip Trainee / B Cam Grip (Dailies)
White Dragon (2018) - AmazonPaul A WilliamsEben Bolter BSCGrip Trainee
The Split (2018) - BBCJessica HobbsDale McCreadyGrip Trainee / B Cam Grip (Dailies)
Cleaning Up (2019) - ITVLewis ArnoldOllie DowneyGrip Trainee (Dailies)
Poldark S4 (2018) - ITVJoss Agnew /Brian KellyNick Dance BSC /James Aspinall BSCGrip Trainee (London Unit)
Marcella S2 (2018) - NetflixCharles MartinKate Reid BSCGrip Trainee (Dailies)
Thanks for the Memories (2019)Amit GuptaRobin WhenaryGrip Trainee (Dailies)
Electric Dreams (2017) - AmazonVariousVariousGrip Trainee / Grip (Dailies - Splinter Unit)
C.B. Strike S1 (2017) - BBC, CinemaxVariousVarious Grip Trainee
Harlots S1 (2017) - HULU, ITVVariousVariousTrainee /B Cam Grip Dailies, KG: P Kemp
Black Mirror S3 (2016) - NetflixDan TrachtenbergAaron MortenGrip Trainee
Endeavour S4 (2017) - ITVAshley PearceJoel DevlinGrip Trainee (Dailies)
Fleabag (2016) - AmazonHarry BradbeerTony MillerB Cam Grip (Dailies)
Doctor Thorne (2016) - ITVNiall MacCormickJan JonaeusGrip Trainee / B Cam Grip (Dailies)

Commercials (selection)

Production Director Director of Photography Additional Information
Mulberry Caleb FemiNathalie PittersKey Grip
BooHoo ManMartin WaineKey Grip
SamsungJordan BuckKey Grip (2nd Unit)
ScreenSkills: Immersive CareersJo Southwell Mary FarbrotherKey Grip
Reebok: Instapump FuryOldieRex McWhirterKey Grip
QualcommRob DaviesNick BrownKey Grip
NSPCCRobin MasonJustin BrownKey Grip
Save The Children UKTom GreenJames HenryKey Grip
Samsung: School of RugbyGabe TurnerFede AlfonzoGrip Trainee
Tesco: Spirits, Beer, BBQ, EasterRichard JungEd RutherfordKey Grip
ExpediaRobin MasonArturo VasquezKey Grip
Canon PromoTamsin MacKinnonArturo Vasquezkey Grip

Promos (selection)

Production Director Director of Photography Additional Information
Alfie Templeman: Stop ThinkingKLVDRStefan YapGrip - Pulse Films
Khruangbin: 2 Fish & an ElephantScott DungateJackson HuntGrip - Somesuch
Gregory Porter: Shakespeare LiveRobin MasonNick BrownGrip - BBC Events
Jarryd James: This TimeScratchDavid FoulkesGrip - Agile Films
The Staves: SteadyBrain Fairbain /Karl EcclestonBen BarberGrip - Compulsory Prods.
Nimmo: Dilute ThisScratchDavid FoulkesGrip - Agile Films
We Are The Ocean: Sweet Little LiesJack LightfootArturo VasquezGrip - Blindeye Films

Education & Qualifications

2010 – MA in Film & Television Production (Major in Cinematography), University of Bristol

2009 – BA in Cultural Technology & Communications (Major in Digital AudioVisual Arts), University of the Aegean 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment

Van and equipment can be arranged/provided.