John Poulakis


Hello, my name is John Poulakis, founder and director of Cinemotive.

As a deep spiritual being, I have grown to appreciate the value of cultural empathy. People from different cultures and traditions are having to interact more frequently on a personal and professional level making it such an exciting time to be working within the Australian wedding industry.

The importance of cultural empathy doesn’t just stop with me, it’s grounded within all our team members. Simply put, the ability to step into someone else’s shoes, be aware and respect their traditions and cultural needs.

From this understanding I have created Cinemotive’s ‘higher purpose statement’ as the foundation and grounding of it’s core values.

‘With courage, integrity and love—we embrace our responsibility to co-create a world where each of us, our families, communities and ultimately humanity can flourish. All the while, celebrating and documenting the sheer love and joy of tradition, culture and spirituality, through the art of cinematography and photography.

Capturing life as it unfolds”

Wishing you an amazing wedding planning experience, remind yourselves to freely enjoy the process, and create a wonderful story.