Greek Cinematographer Among Oscar Winners

Irish short film Stutterer was filmed by photographer and cinematographer Michael Paleodimos


The 88th Academy film awards took place in Los Angeles on February 28th and among the winners was a Greek name – Michael Paleodimos.

The cinematographer’s film Stutterer for which he was director of photography, won an oscar for Best Short Film. The film follows the fictional story of a lonely typographer with a severe speech impediment who has to face his fears when his online love interest asks to meet offline.

The film was made on a shoestring budget of five thousands pounds by a crew which included Paleodimos. The film was directed by first-time Irish director Benjamin Cleary.

Originally a scientist, Paleodimos started shooting stills for magazines like Esquire, Wired, Vogue and Cosmopolitan before heading over to Pulse Films London as a production assistant. He currently lives and works in London.

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