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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
The Statistical Probability Of Love at First Sight (2021)Vanessa CaswillLuke BryantKey Grip
The Fantastic Fitcrofts (2021)Craig RobertsKit FraserB Camera Grip (Dailies)Key Grip: Ron Nicholls (NVQ3)
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)Andy SerkisRobert RichardsonGrip (Dailies)Key Grip: Chris Centrella
Louis Wain (2020)Will SharpeErik WilsonGrip (Dailies)KG: Ronan Murphy (NVQ3)
Tom & Jerry (2021)Tim StorySteven HallGrip (Dailies - 2nd Unit)KG: Tom North (NVQ3)
Fast & Furious 9 (2021)Justin LinStephen F WindonGrip (Dailies - Main & 2nd Unit)KG: Steve Ellingworth (NVQ3) & Dave Wells (NVQ3)
Black Widow (2020)Darrin PrescottCarlos De CarvalhoC Cam Grip (Dailies - 2nd Unit) KG: Simon Muir (NVQ3)
The King's Man (2020)Matthew VaughnBen Davis BSCC Cam Grip (Dailies)KG: Kevin Fraser (NVQ3)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)Ron HowardBradford YoungGrip Trainee (Dailies) KG: Gary Hymns (NVQ3)
The Mountain Between Us (2017)Hany Abu AssadMandy WalkerGrip Trainee (Pick Up Unit)KG: Rupert Lloyd-Parry (NVQ3)
Mad to be Normal (2017)Robert MullanAli AsadB Cam GripKG: Andy Dorwart
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)Sharon MaguireAndrew Dunn BSCGrip Trainee (Dailies)KG: Simon Thorpe (NVQ2)
The Hand of the Creator (2016)Odilon RochaUlrich BurtinKey Grip
Churchill's Secret (2016)Charles SturridgeFabian Wagner BSCC Cam Grip (Dailies)KG: Steve Weightman (NVQ3)
The Ones Below (2015)David FarrEd RutherfordTrainee / B Cam Grip (Dailies)KG: Andy Dorwart
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
Ragdoll (2021) - AMC, AlibiNiall MaccormickPhil WoodKey Grip (Block 2)
Heartstopper (2021) - NetflixEuros LynDiana OlifirovaB Camera GripKey Grip: Steve Wells
Black Narcissus (TBC)Charlotte Bruus ChristensenCharlotte Bruus ChristensenGrip (Dailies)Key Grip: Alex Coverley (NVQ3)
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)KG: Dan Rees
Silent Witness S23 (2020)Lawrence TillSean Van HalesB Cam Grip (Dailies)KG: Gary Norman (NVQ3)
Granchester S5 (2020)Gordon Anderson /Christinana EbohonMark WatersKey Grip (Dailies) / B Cam GripKG: John Heald (NVQ2)
Bulletproof S2 (2020) - SkySam MasudAndy McDonnellB Cam Grip (Dailies)KG: Steve Wells
Dracula (2020) - NetflixPaul McGuiganTony Slater-LingGrip (Dailies)KG: Craig Atkinson (NVQ3)
Trying (2020) - BBC, Apple TVJim O'HanlonArthur MulhernB Cam Grip (Dailies)KG: Dave Broomhead, Les Dash
The Trouble with Maggie Cole (2020) - ITVBen GregorAndy HollisB Camera GripKG: Juan Bueno
The Reluctant Landlord S2 (2019)David SantAlistair UpcraftB Cam Grip (Dailies)KG: Chris ‘Froggy’ Cole
Four Weddings & A Funeral (2019) - HULUTristam Shapeero /Catherine MorsheadGavin Finney BSC /Stijn Van Der VekenB Cam Grip (Dailies)KG: Steve Weightman (NVQ3)
Wild Bill (2019) - ITVAnnie Griffin /John HardwickMick CoulterB Cam Grip (Dailies)KG: Gary Norman (NVQ3)
Guiding Light (2018) - ITVJamie ChildsDenis CrossanGrip Trainee (Dailies)KG: Nick Ray (NVQ3
Silent Witness S22 (2019) - BBCVariousVariousGrip Trainee / B Cam Grip (Dailies) KG: Gary Norman (NVQ3)
White Dragon (2018) - AmazonPaul A WilliamsEben Bolter BSCGrip TraineeKG: Rogan Brown (NVQ2)
The Split (2018) - BBCJessica HobbsDale McCreadyGrip Trainee / B Cam Grip (Dailies) KG: Rogan Brown (NVQ2)
Cleaning Up (2019) - ITVLewis ArnoldOllie DowneyGrip Trainee (Dailies)KG: Phil Whittaker
Poldark S4 (2018) - ITVJoss Agnew /Brian KellyNick Dance BSC /James Aspinall BSCGrip Trainee (London Unit)KG: Kylie Stubbs
Marcella S2 (2018) - NetflixCharles MartinKate Reid BSCGrip Trainee (Dailies)KG: Ben Lowe
Thanks for the Memories (2019)Amit GuptaRobin WhenaryGrip Trainee (Dailies)KG: Juan Bueno
Electric Dreams (2017) - AmazonVariousVariousGrip Trainee / Grip (Dailies - Splinter Unit)KG: Rupert Lloyd-Parry (NVQ3)
C.B. Strike S1 (2017) - BBC, CinemaxVariousVarious Grip TraineeKG: Dan Rees
Harlots S1 (2017) - HULU, ITVVariousVariousTrainee /B Cam Grip Dailies, KG: P KempKG: Paul Kemp (NVQ2), Juan Bueno
Black Mirror S3 (2016) - NetflixDan TrachtenbergAaron MortenGrip TraineeKG: Paul Kemp (NVQ2)
Endeavour S4 (2017) - ITVAshley PearceJoel DevlinGrip Trainee (Dailies)KG: Luke Stone
Fleabag (2016) - AmazonHarry BradbeerTony MillerB Cam Grip (Dailies)KG: John Heald (NVQ2)
Doctor Thorne (2016) - ITVNiall MacCormickJan JonaeusGrip Trainee / B Cam Grip (Dailies)KG: Billy Goddard (NVQ2)
Jekyll and Hyde (2015) - ITVVariousVariousGrip TraineeKG: Steve Manningham
Spotless (2015) - NetflixKerric McDonaldAlan Almond BSCGrip Trainee (2nd Unit)KG: John Heald (NVQ2)
Babylon (2015) - BBCJon S BairdBalazs Bolygo BSCGrip Trainee (Dailies)KG: Alex Coverley (NVQ3)

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 KG: Adrian McCarthy (NVQ3)
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.