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PLAYMATES - Short Film 

We have our little short film now available free online to share around with friends and family. The film was possible due to the amazing work and commitment from cast and crew who volunteered their talents over few afternoons to make it happen and then months of post-production.

Playmates is a Short Crime/Thriller about A man with a shotgun holds 5 patrons hostage in a Cafe and plays a sick and twisted game of live or die with each person.

Cast (in credits order):
Delaney Tabron ... Andrea
Tonci Pivac ... The Man
Simon Long ... Wayne
Jesse Miller ... Tad
Aleisha Moore ... Jen
Phillip Greeves ... Chris
Gabriel Henry ... Cook
Sean O'Connor ... Detective Morris
Thomas Moon ... Patrick

Directed by
Dimi Nakov

Writing credits:
Tonci Pivac ... Screenplay

Produced by
Graeme Cash .... producer
Dimi Nakov .... executive producer
Dimi Nakov .... producer
Tonci Pivac .... executive producer

Original Music by
Tim Butler-Jones
Samuel Wheeler

Cinematography by
Stephen Morris

Film Editing by
Samuel Wheeler

Casting by
Tonci Pivac

Makeup Department:
Celeste Strewe .... makeup department head

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director:
Tim Butler-Jones .... first assistant director

Art Department
Peta Douglas .... standby props

Sound Department:
Sudarshan Badrinarayanan .... sound recordist
Richard Dugdale .... boom operator
Daiyaan Rhoda .... boom operator

Special Effects by
Celeste Strewe .... special effects makeup

Visual Effects by
Samuel Wheeler .... digital effects artist

Camera and Electrical Department:
Levon Baird .... camera operator
Dinesh Chelat .... assistant camera
Nichola Gilchrist .... still photographer
Paul Hudson .... assistant camera
Stephen Morris .... camera operator
Jarod Murray .... camera operator

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Dimi is an emerging multi award winning Filmmaker with a diverse body of work. Since 2009 he has produced a number of award winning music videos with over 1.2million views on You Tube, short films, and corporate videos for Coca Cola Amatil NZ. Currently, all of Dimi’s short films have acquired non-exclusive worldwide distribution deals from numerous VOD distributors.

In 2009 Dimi founded an Online Community - FGN Inc. (FilmMakers Generation Next Inc.), which has over 37,000 members on Facebook and over 25,000 Followers on Twitter. The Non-Profit has the mission to engage, educate and support the next generation of filmmakers worldwide and is Dimi’s way to give back to his community. 

Dimi started as a production runner in 2008 then worked as a camera operator and soon after he took on the role of the Director Of Photography (DOP) for a WWII NZ Feature “Journey Of a Story”. 

In 2012 Dimi was the first New Zealand Director to have two short films in competition at Cyprus International Film Festival, where his short “Playmates” won Best Cinematography. The second short film “BlindSide” that he produced and directed was accepted in Cannes Short Film Corner the same year and subsequently took him to Cannes to experience its full glory and meet some valuable business contacts. In 2015 Dimi’s music Video “Start A Revolution” for the NZ Band “Devilskin” won him the Rising Star Award at Canada International Film Festival.

During March-April 2016 Dimi was a member of an international screening committee for the “Diversity In Cannes Short Film Showcase”. Also between April - May 2017 Dimi judged Documentaries from all over the world for “Melbourne Documentary Film Festival”.

Dimi is a Day-Dreamer, Risk Taker and a Motion Picture Storyteller with a taste for science fiction and technology. His filmmaker idols and inspirations are Christopher Nolan, The Wachowskis, Frank Miller, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick, Paul Verhoeven, Guy Richie, James Cameron, Akira Kurosawa, Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Alex Garland, Bong Joon-Ho, Denis Villeneuve, Paul Thomas Anderson and much more.