A graduate of Harvard University and the American Film Institute (AFI), Akis commenced his career serving as a 2nd Unit DP for Oscar nominated cinematographer, Phedon Papamichael, ASC (Nebraska, Walk The Line). Over the past 12 years, Akis has lensed more than 20 feature films and over 100 scripted and unscripted productions spanning 20 states, 8 countries and 30 cities. Akis is an active member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild (ICG) and the Greek Society of Cinematographers (GSC).

Feature credits include the theatrically released period drama, RUNNING FOR GRACE (“beautifully photographed by Akis K.” - Variety), starring Matt Dillon, Jim Caviezel and Ryan Potter; Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut THE LATE BLOOMER, starring J.K Simmons, Brittany Snow; INSIDE GAME, an indie theatrical release based on the infamous 2007 NBA betting scandal and ARMED RESPONSE, a Lionsgate release starring Cary Elwes and Clea Duvall.

In addition to feature films, Akis has photographed international commercials and a variety of music videos. His clients include: Cher, Paul Mitchell, Samsung, New Balance, National Bank of Greece, FX, HBO.

His award winning work has garnered nods and praise from a number of publications - Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Indiewire and New York Times. Akis is always looking for exciting and creatively inspiring projects with a unique voice. He enjoys collaborating with directors to create vivid imagery and a natural environment that helps them tell their stories best.