Dimitris Maniatis was born in February 1986 in Athens, Greece. From the early age of 10 he became involved with sports, taking part in wakeboard competitions and winning several awards. Later on he became a windsurf instructor, teaching young children the first steps of the sport. But it was his main passion, snowboarding, that later on led him into filming and editing. As a founding member of "Silent Progression Productions" he has released several short movies documenting both the skateboard and the snowboard scene in Greece. He is currently studying Marketing at the American College of Greece and working as a freelance videographer and editor.