With the natural and instinctive eye of a photographer, Kristian is experimental at times, pure at others.
2016 began with Kachikis shooting Why Him? A FOX comedy for John Hamburg (I Love You Man, Along Came Polly) This comedy, starring Brian Cranston, James Franco and Zoey Deutch follows an overprotective father who forms a jealous rivalry with his daughter's billionaire boyfriend. The film premieres on 3000 screens Christmas Day.
In 2015, Kachikis lensed Christopher Guest's latest creation MASCOTS. This feature stars Parker Posey, Jennifer Coolidge, Zach Woods, Chris O'Dowd and Fred Willard. MASCOTS premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival in September. In this film, Christopher Guest (Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman) and Kachikis take on the world of competitive mascoting.
At the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Kachikis shot Dog Bowl, a short film by award winning writer Gordy Hoffman (Love Liza, A Coat of Snow). The story follows a heartbroken girl spiraling through life – until she stumbles upon the true nature of her existence. It received a nomination for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and went on to grace 18 other film festivals around the world.
Sequestered, a 2014 short film starring John Huertas and Seamus Dever lit up the screens at the TriBeca film festival. Lucas Spaulding wrote and directed the short about two would-be bank robbers who take exception to each others disguises.
Kachikis' film and documentary work includes the in-depth In The Lines Of My Hand, for director Geoff Barish, as well as The Chocolate Tour, directed by Spike Jonze; and two other Sundance films: The dramatic competition favorite American Son for director Neil Abramson starring Nick Canon and short film, Jackpot, which Kachikis also directed.
His stylistic flair can be seen in countless commercials for notable clients including Apple, Nike, Chevy, Capital One, Levis, Vitamin Water and L'Oreal, for directors such as David Gordon Green, Grant Heslov, Roman Coppola, Spike Jonze, Dayton & Faris, Christopher Guest, Michael Cuesta, Rocky Morton and Harold Zwart.
Known and admired for his natural light photography and ability to quickly find attention-grabbing handheld compositions, the passion and playfulness of Kachikis' work is rooted in his lifelong love of photography and his work with Herb Ritts. Today, Kristian shoots with many photographers when they direct. Peggy Sirota, Rankin, Russel James, Watler Chin, Sam Jones and Ben Watts are a few.
Kachikis is represented by William Morris Endeavor.