Nikos Katsaounis is an Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker, producer, and video artist who works and lives in New York City. Having studied anthropology, philosophy, and filmmaking his work has a diverse yet consistent subject matter. Documenting indigenous peoples and highlighting non-western world-views, his interests attempt to articulate the vast contrast of cultures that exist in the world today, while also hoping to illuminate the blind-spots of the west by bridging the gaps through experiential art. He has produced and directed numerous short docs, viral videos, animations, webisodes, pilots, and features, always trying to keep the subject of his work close to his passions.
Nikos won an Emmy for his work with NBC in Athens during the 2004 Olympics. In 2007 he co-founded the production company Postmodern Times, a media company focused on social and environmental films, and released an environmental animated web-series under the same name, with his partner João Amorim.
He is the founder and director of a collective multimedia project documenting Greece during the winter of 2010 called www.theprism.tv and at the same time he launched a web-platform for storytellers called www.tidbit.tv.
His latest feature length documentary Entheo:genesis: Awakening the Divine Within received several awards. He also recently finished several short web pieces on prostitution, HIV, and truckers in India.