“Life is moving in concentric circles, it’s not linear.”
Said by Theodore Zacharakis, great grandfather of Thodoris Zacharakis aka “the circled eye”
Thodoris Zacharakis aka “the Circled Eye” is a versatile filmmaker and a visual storyteller. His work ethics and methods are in a continuous circular movement and his style is inspired by the ability to constantly locate circles of a any shape in his every day life all around the world.
That is a unique talent that was transcended to him from his great grandfather, a circle innovator.
He spend his childhood in a circular house with no corners. Something that he practices in his present life style is circular reasoning. “A is true because B is true. B is true because A is true…”. That is the main reason why Thodoris, the circled eye, has the reputation, in his circle of friends and collaborators, of a great problem solver and a very aspiring person to work with.
When he doesn’t light commercials he works in a water park as a pirate.
He chooses to work with directors with whom he can develop the circle shaping experience with one way or the other like for example: numerical order according to their names AND last names, nationality, shooting location and even date of birth or shoe size.
Some obvious and prolific examples follow:
Ali Ali, Angela + Ithyle, Henri Bassil, Baby inc, Axel Baur, Giovanni Bedeschi, Javier Blanco, Vasilis Bourantas, Ernesto Cinzi, Marc Chalhoub, André Chammas, Matt & Jason Docter, Claus Dowie, Fabien Dufils, Andy de Emmony, Enelio Farina, Mazen Fayad, Diamantino Ferreira, Bill Fertik, Greg Franshua, Leo Ganora, Jose Gomez, Mike Goubeaux, Omar Hilal, Denis Iliadis, Dimitris Indares, David Jellison, Josef Anton, Panos Koronis, Ghassan Koteit, Andrew Lambert, Jonathan Lennard, Vangelis Liberopoulos, Fernando Livschitz, Samir Massih, Ahmed Mahdi, Des Mullan, Adham Obeid, Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Haris Patramanis, Tejal Patni, Gigi Piola, David Popescu, Serge Roman, Wissam Smayra, Hany Tamba, Ilias Thanos, Yiannis Thomopoulos, Esben Tønnesen, Ravi Udyawar, Vicky Vellopoulou, Olivier Venturini, Thierry Vergnes, Benjamin Weinstein, Henning Winkelmann.
Austria, Albania, Bulgaria, Czech, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iraq, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine.