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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

Feature Films

Production Director Director of Photography Additional Information
Louis WainWill SharpeErik WilsonGrip Dailies
Tom & JerryTim StorySteven HallGrip Dailies 2nd Unit
Fast & Furious 9Justin LinStephen F WindonGrip Dailies Main & 2nd Unit
Black WidowDarrin PrescottCarlos De CarvalhoC Cam Grip Dailies 2nd Unit
The King's ManMatthew VaughnBen Davis BSCC Cam Grip Dailies
Solo: A Star Wars StoryRon HowardBradford YoungGrip Trainee, KG: G. Hymns
The Mountain Between UsHany Abu AssadMandy WalkerGrip Trainee, KG R Lloyd-Parry, Pick Up Unit
Mad to be NormalRobert MullanAli AsadB Cam Grip Dailies
Bridget Jones's BabySharon MaguireAndrew Dunn BSCGrip Trainee Dailies, KG: S Thorpe
The Hand of the CreatorOdilon RochaUlrich BurtinKey Grip
Churchill's SecretCharles SturridgeFabian Wagner BSCTrainee /C Cam Grip Dailies, KG: S Weightman
The Ones BelowDavid FarrEd RutherfordTrainee /B Cam Grip Dailies, KG: A Dowart
Love Type DSasha CollingtonChristoper SchneiderKey Grip
SolitarySasha KranePete WallingtonKey Grip
The TelemachyAlexander NallyGabriel LoukerisKey Grip
Baishe SrabonSrijit MukherjiSoumik HaldarGrip
ChaplinAnindo BanerjeeSoumik HaldarGrip

TV / Dramas

Production Director Director of Photography Additional Information
We Hunt TogetherJon JonesMicheal WoodKey Grip Eps. 4-6
HomeDavid SantTrevelyan OliverKey Grip Dailies
Dead PixelsJamie Jay JohnsonNick MartinKey Grip Dailies
Strike: Lethal WhiteSue TullyTomasz NaumiukB Cam Grip Dailies
Silent Witness Lawrence TillSean Van HalesB Cam Grip Dailies
GranchesterGordon Anderson /Christinana EbohonMark WatersB Cam Grip /Key Grip Dailies
BulletproofSam MasudAndy McDonnellB Cam Grip Dailies
DraculaPaul McGuiganTony Slater-LingGrip Dailies
AlabamaJim O'HanlonArthur MulhernB Cam Grip Dailies
Glass HousesBen GregorAndy HollisB Camera Grip
The Reluctant LandlordDavid SantAlistair UpcraftB Cam Grip Dailies
Four Weddings & a FuneralTristam Shapeero /Catherine MorsheadGavin Finney BSC /Stijn Van Der VekenB Cam Grip Dailies
Wild BillAnnie Griffin /John HardwickMick CoulterB Cam Grip Dailies
Guiding LightJamie ChildsDenis CrossanGrip Trainee Dailies, KG: Nick Ray
Silent Witness S22VariousVariousTrainee /B Cam Grip Dailies, KG: G Norman
StrangersPaul A WilliamsEben Bolter BSCGrip Trainee, KG: Rogan Brown
The SplitJessica HobbsDale McCreadyTrainee /B Cam Grip Dailies, KG: R Brown
Clean BreakLewis ArnoldGrip Trainee, KG: Phil Whittaker
PoldarkJoss Agnew /Brian KellyNick Dance BSC /James Aspinall BSCTrainee Dailies London, KG: K Stubbs
MarcellaCharles MartinKate Reid BSCGrip Trainee Dailies, KG: B Lowe
Thanks for the MemoriesAmit GuptaRobin WhenaryGrip Trainee Dailies, KG: J Bueno
Electric DreamsVariousVariousTrainee /Grip Dailies Splinter Unit
StrikeVariousVarious Grip Trainee, KG: D Rees
HarlotsVariousVariousTrainee /B Cam Grip Dailies, KG: P Kemp
Black MirrorDan TrachtenbergAaron MortenTrainee, KG: Paul Kemp
EndeavourAshley PearceJoel DevlinTrainee Dailies, KG: Luke Stone
FleabagHarry BradbeerTony MillerB Cam Grip Dailies
Doctor ThorneNiall MacCormickJan JonaeusTrainee /B Cam Grip Dailies
jekyll & HydeVariousVariousTrainee 2nd Unit, KG: S Manningham
SpotlessKerric McDonaldAlan Almond BSCTrainee 2nd Unit, KG: J Heald
BabylonJon S BairdBalazs Bolygo BSCTrainee Dailies, KG: A Coverley

Commercials (selection)

Production Director Director of Photography Additional Information
Mulberry Caleb FemiNathalie PittersKey Grip - Third Channel
BooHoo ManMartin WaineKey Grip - 84 Media
SamsungJordan BuckKey Grip 2nd Unit - Radical Media
ScreenSkills: Immersive CareersJo Southwell Mary FarbrotherKey Grip - Breach Prods.
Rebook: Instapump FuryOldieRex McWhirterKey Grip - Oldie
QualcommRob DaviesNick BrownKey Grip - Little Dot Studios
NSPCCRobin MasonJustin BrownKey Grip - Craft
Save The Children UKTom GreenJames HenryKey Grip - Stink
Samsung: School of RugbyGabe TurnerFede AlfonzoTrainee, KG: A McCarthy
Tesco: Spirits, Beer, BBQ, EasterRichard JungEd RutherfordKey Grip - Park Village
ExpediaRobin MasonArturo VasquezKey Grip - Archer's Mark
Canon PromoTamsin MacKinnonArturo Vasquezkey Grip- Sting Media

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