Dimi Nakov


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Dimi started in very early at age of 8 ,with photography.He learned to develop the photos himself in the dark room provided by his grandfather who was teacher at that time and was teaching photography workshop to high school students. He took his grandson to the workshops which Dimi immediately picked up and that grew into love for film.

Dimi Nakov graduated South Seas Film and Television School with a Diploma in Film and Television Production majoring in Documentary Directing in 2008. He also completed several undergraduate papers in Film, Television and Media Studies at The University of Auckland.During his studies at South Seas, Dimi did work experience on Wheel of Fortune, New Zealand's Got Talent and as an assistant director and camera operator for Alt TV.

Since graduating South Seas, Dimi has worked on live events for Māori Television and Union Projects Limited. His other television credits include the TVNZ arts documentary series How to Look at a Painting, Shortland Street, and lifestyle programmes Tom's Kitchen and Our Place (as Second Unit Camera Operator). Feature film credits include David Blyth's Wound, 1st AD on Feature Drama "Desired" and as director of photography on "The Fry Cook" and "Journey of a Story" (currently in post production).

Dimi has also worked on numerous commercials, music videos and shorts films. He has also scripted, directed, shot and produced a series of corporate training videos for Coca Cola Amatil NZ.

An award winning documentary filmmaker, Dimi's short Lockie and Love won him the Documentary Winner award at the Filmaka Competition. His short documentary For Alan was a finalist at the 2010 Wanaka Mountain Film Festival, recently was screened at "Heart of Gold" International Film Festival at Gympie 2011 and nominated for Best Documentary at British Independent Film Festival in May 2011 .In 2011 Dimi has Directed and Produced three Short Films (Playmates, The Psychologist and BlindSide) both to be released in Film Festivals in 2011 and 2012.His future plans are to challenge himself with bigger and more complicated projects.


To Keep perfecting my work


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  • Filmaka Short Documentary Competiton Winner

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