Born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1963. Marinos Kartikkis studied Fine Arts at UCLA (Bachelor of Arts, Honors) and at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid (scholarship by the Spanish government) and Filmmaking at the London International Film School. His credits include: TV productions, commercials, eleven solo painting exhibitions, three short films and three feature films. His first feature film Honey and Wine (2006) won the best feature film award at the Thessaloniki 9th Panorama of Independent Cinema and also represented Cyprus in many festivals of European Cinema around the world. His second feature By Miracle (2010) was also screened in a number of international festivals. He teaches art in secondary education while continuing with painting and filmmaking.