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Occupation  Film director
Education  Concordia University
Role  Film director

Name  Tony Asimakopoulos
Years active  1991–present
Movies  Fortunate Son, Mama's Boy
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Full Name  Antonis Asimakopoulos
Nationality  Canadian of Greek origin
Parents  Vassiliki Asimakopoulos, Aristomenis Asimakopoulos
Similar People  Mila Aung‑Thwin, Daniel Cross, Brett Gaylor, Annakin Slayd, Jennifer Alleyn

Tony Asimakopoulos is a Montreal-based Canadian film director, cinematographer and freelance editor of Greek origin. He often collaborates with the Montreal-based Canadian film production company EyeSteelFilm. He is best known for his autobiographical documentary Fortunate Son.


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He was born Antonios Asimakopoulos to Greek parents Aristomenis and Vassiliki Asimakopoulos, who had immigrated to Canada and resided in Montreal. The Greek-Canadian Asimakopoulos, their only son, studied at Montreal's Concordia University earning a degree in film production in 1993. His short film Jimmy Fingers was awarded the "Prix de le Rélève", for most promising Quebec filmmaker, at the 1991 Festival de jeune cinema in Montreal. This was followed by his short Mama's Boy, that screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and in Montreal, Locarno, Göteburg and Melbourne.

He moved to Ottawa in 1995 to enter treatment for drug addiction and alcoholism. Soon after, he was featured in the documentary Confessions of a Rabid Dog directed by a fellow recovering addict, John L'Ecuyer.

After developing and teaching a video apprenticeship program for youth-at-risk, he resumed his own work with Horsie's Retreat, a dramatic feature made at the Canadian Film Centre in 2004, and the Global Television docudrama series Canadian Case Files in 2005 and 2006.

His work as an editor includes the ground-breaking 2009 EyeSteelFilm documentary feature RiP!: A Remix Manifesto, and the 2011 autobiographical bilingual documentary film Fortunate Son being a candid look at his relations with his own family.

Asimakopoulos has also produced several comedy videos for the CBC Radio One program WireTap.


  • 1991: Jimmy Fingers (short)
  • 1992: Mama's Boy (short)
  • 2005: Canadian Case Files (TV series)
  • 2005: Horsie's Retreat
  • 2011: Fortunate Son (documentary)
  • Cinematographer
  • 2011: Fortunate Son (documentary)
  • Screenwriter
  • 2005: Horsie's Retreat
  • Editor
  • 1999: No One Believes the Professor (documentary short)
  • 1999: Voices of Dissent: A Dance of Passion (short)
  • 2005: Canadian Case Files (TV series)
  • 2005: Horsie's Retreat
  • 2006: Mercy Seed (short)
  • 2007: Imitation
  • 2007: Family Motel
  • 2009: RiP!: A Remix Manifesto (documentary)
  • 2011: Fortunate Son (documentary)
  • References

    Tony Asimakopoulos Wikipedia

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