‘I am a lover of life and nothing more.’
INTO THE EXHILARATING UNKNOWN
This year I’m taking myself along a winding path into the exhilarating unknown while shooting my music documentary Florian.
ZEROING IT DOWN
Lessons learned: Emotional payoff saves your brain!
I was sick of creating tons of projects that were meant to improve my skills and get other people interested in working with me. Felt the need to make something really personal that would get a widespread acclaim because I was beginning to feel more like a hippie than an original author. So I started digging. My granny was the person I loved the most in my youth and as soon as she moved to a pensioners home our relationship got replaced with routine visits and dull conversations. I felt that now I had the power to give her an homage as well as to have as few regrets in life as possible. So I made a movie and got my first award that meant something on a personal note. I devoted whole of 2013 to this project and am still harvesting the fruit from a very emotionally exhausting and turbulent period. I once again feel alive and am ready to dig deep to find the next life changing thing out there. Cause, those are the only ones that I like to remember.
Nada’s Home – a documentary about my grandmother
Patient 12 – my solo music/dance project still in production
Chilly & Sammy PC game – a gift for Lidia and our 2 pets
Bug Bird Spider Sea – clown movie that I edited
Lessons learned: Do stuff you don’t know how to do!
Coming back from the Caravan I felt completely empty again. I gave my maximum for a joint cause of creating a theatre masterpiece that sailed the coasts of Montenegro, Croatia and Italy. But when the tour was over I had to go back to a place where I couldn’t work on something as grand. So I met a girl. With Lidia I simply continued along my path and created many wondrous things that I never dreamed I could make. We met in a club that was only starting its music newspapers so we had open hands in creating our own DJ night, articles, VJ-ing for bands and so we felt like kings playing music after bands like Fleet Foxes, Crippled Black Phoenix… I guess someone gave us a toy to play with so we played as long as the batteries would keep it going.
Tvornica Kulture TV – filmed 13 promo videos for bands that would play that club
Unicorn Suicides DJ/VJ club event – a highly interactive night out
Carny – was a lead singer in this cabaret band
Box With A Heart – started a non profit organization for storytelling and street performances
Krankšvester – made VJ-ing for their 1st album and performed live on stage during 2 gigs
Napolitanker – story & recipe for a cake. Nay. A ship!
studiokubus.com, sasacestar.com, videovrpce.com, sunprotect.hr – custom designed websites for these wonderful people/companies
WINDS OF CHANGE
Lessons learned: Work hard and love hard working people!
For a while now I thought to have hit a brick wall. I’ve created a series of projects that were all megalomaniac in essence and would never work without a vast amount of passionate people full of money. Everything I did came to a halt cause I couldn’t persuade anyone that my ideas were worth something more than a laugh. So I lost faith once again but found someone who changed my life and showed me how megalomaniac ideas come to life through work and not babbling. I spent the best 6 months of my life on a 30m boat that happens to be a theatre. I volunteered to become their tour coordinator/performer. It’s funny how the direct experience from 2008./09. led me to people that built their whole life based mostly upon that quality.
Caravan Stage Company – the most professional and loving bunch of people I’ve ever met.
Light Stalker – Film about a guy and his imaginary traffic light friend. Based upon my screenplay & idea.
The Sheriff of Savska Street – Short movie about 2 sheriffs duking it out on a sunday morning.
Color – Short story for a painting done by Sara Miegge while we were on the Caravan.
AGAINST THE WINDMILLS
Lessons learned: Create intuitively but get a producer!
A book called “Just Keep On Moving” by Davor Rostuhar was a huge turning point in my life. It was a stalemate year for me since I entered college and found out I was completely desolate when it came to personal identity. Why am I going to this IT school that everyone seems to appreciate only cause it gives you a safe job in a country that has none? I never found anything personal in my computer skills or skills in general so after reading that book I started thinking. What can I do that’s meaningful to myself without going the obvious school-job-family route but not becoming that devil-may-care hippie? I lacked confidence so I turned to pseudo heroism.