Attractive shots with no context are for a director of photography’s or film editor’s portfolio.
How do you show that you can make drama, atmosphere, emotions, rhythm, suspense, romance… in a brief period..?
…do you show longer scenes and risk no one watching them?
…or offer scripts that no one will read?
Maybe a mix of videos, text, photos…
Born in Yugoslavia.
Broken knee, no sports.
Anti-war student film.
My son’s cancer.
Paris, Institute Curie, radiotherapy.
“Dying Woods” – Yugoslavian candidate for student film Oscar.
Professor’s assistant at Faculty of Dramatic Arts (FDU).
First TV film “Abstainers”.
TV serial “Pilot in the Grass”.
TV shows, documentaries, music videos, TV Ads…
Making money for son’s medical bills and living.
Enjoying the work.
Film and TV professor.
Running away, hiding and working.
Directing TV Ads for Saatchi & Saatchi.
Meeting her, she is the one.
Escaping to Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria – welcomed nowhere.
Bombing of the National TV Station. People died.
Almost all of my work vanished in the flames.
My wife hired at the Coca-Cola Company.
Creative director at BK TV.
9 years in Hungary.
TV serial: “Monkey Lovers”
Mina, the daughter.
Driving from Budapest to FDU Belgrade every week.
4 years in Moscow – so cold.
Flying to FDU every month.
2012 USA - finally.
Son in California. Flying school.
Daughter in TAG program.
Still flying to Belgrade
Following are some:
Videos from VHS (dramatic and romantic scenes)
Articles and books
Students’ projects I mentored
Animations I supervised…
At the End of the Corridor
Reflections, (Deja Vu) 1987
A Film with No Name, 1988
The Second Man, 1988
The Meeting Point, 1989
Tito and Me, 1992
The Tragic Burlesque, 1995
The father doesn’t have enough courage to tell his younger son that his mother died. The older brother is fighting with father to tell the truth. In the meantime, the younger one dreams that he will become a pilot one day.
And falls in love…
Here are some scenes
More than 200 TV shows
in various genres, techniques, styles…
About friendship between Serbian and Kosovo Albanian guy
(years later Serbia and Kosovo were at war)
About social injustice
About artist who left Serbia
About people from the margins of life
What Remains After Death?
Bates, Saatchi & Saatchi, more than 50 TV Ads
Ogilvy & Mather, more than 30 TV Ads
BK TV, more than 10 TV Ads
Other agencies, more than 50 TV Ads
Award for the best TV ad
of Saatchi & Saatchi Balkan Network Corporation 1993
Poster won Epica
Creative Director of BK TV
Studio for 3D graphics “BK Up”
8 articles about media, new technologies, film language… in Collection of FDU works
(Zbornik radova FDU)
Neuromarketing? - Book about new trends in marketing
How TV Ads Changed the Cinematic Language - Book
The Girl Who Never Laughed
The Rooster Soup
Monkey Lovers: musical for children about Charles Darwin. 30 episodes
Films (more than 50)
TV pieces (more than 100)
Humanitarian TV Ads (more than 100)
Special Olympics – for disabled children
Blind People Association of Serbia – for blind people
MTV Charity EXIT – against human trafficking
Ministry of Sports of Serbia – against violence (3 campaigns)
Ministry of Ecology of Serbia – Ecology awareness (3 campaigns)
ORCA – Animal shelters
Ministry of Healthcare of Serbia – Blood donation
Serbian Ombudsman – For tolerance
Empathy for Refuges, Disabled people, BEL Hospice, Racial Equality - Gypsy Rights, Women’s Rights…
1987 – Golden medal for short feature film “Dying Woods” Yugoslavian festival of short films and documentaries. (This film was representing Yugoslavia for the best student film for Academy Awards in Los Angeles).
1994 – Award for best TV ad of Saatchi & Saatchi Balkan Corporation for “Kikinda Windmill.”
1997 – Award for the best professor at FDU for the 1997/98 school year.
1998 – Best TV ad according to a group survey of radio networks for the ad "Authentic".
2004 – Child jury award for the short film "Rooster soup" at the festival for children's TV programs in the cities of Nis and Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia.
2011 – Annual prize for best publishing achievement in marketing by UEPS (Serbian Association of Advertisers) for my book “Neuromarketing?
2019 – Award for the book which most contributes to innovative education at the 4th annual festival of Humanism, Culture, and Art for: How TV Ads Changed the Cinematic Language. Belgrade, Serbia.
2020 – Story Summit: Founders (David Paul Kirkpatrick – former President of Paramount Pictures and Production Chief of Walt Disney Pictures) award for the screenplay Doe Eyes.
Desperately looking for a better World