Makis is a graduate of the Film Department of New York University where he has earned a Master of Arts Degree in Film and Television Production. He graduated with honors -“Excellence in Film Directing". He has directed various video and television productions here in Greece and has worked with studios in the USA such as Warner Brother, Paramount Pictures PBS. His filmography includes feature films, short films, documentaries, and animated film. He has been awarded for his feature film ‘ΡΟΔΙΝΑ ΑΚΡΟΓΙΑΛΙΑ’ , his short films ‘ΤΡΙΑΔΑ’ and ‘ADTR’. His film ‘Relics’ won several awards –for directing, acting, photography, and Best Film. Since 2001 Mr. Hatzis has been an instructor at New York College. He has been teaching the courses ‘Directing on a Filmset’-giving students practical experience in directing. He has also been teaching the course ‘Cinematography: Visualization and Exposure’-working with students on their final individual film project guiding them to produce work to present at festival competitions.