Born and raised in Greece, Georgis Grigorakis studied social psychology in the UK before he acquired an M.A. in Directing Fiction at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in 2012. He directed shorts And Me for Myself (2007), Reverse (2010), Revolving (2012), and 45 Degrees (2014), which were screened in numerous films festivals and awarded. His debut feature film Digger won the Panorama C.I.C.A.E. Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Best Actor at the Sarajevo Film Festival.