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Caricic/Pesic

VLADAN CARIČIĆ is the founder and director of Talent Box, a production company geared towards facilitating and promoting unusual art, music and film projects throughout Europe. He has dedicated different periods in his personal and professional life to explorations of possibilities for transmitting visual information and illusion to viewers, as a TV reporter and Balkans correspondent for the Finnish Broadcasting Company in 1980s, as a production designer, and as an author that reconstructs and evokes different periods in history. Highlights of his rich production and set design portfolio include some of the mostviewed shows ever broadcast in the region, such as the puppet TV show Never Sorry (Nikad izvini). In the film The Harms Case (Slučaj Harms) he sought to make the rundown and grey city of Belgrade into a fantasy of a revolutionary red Leningrad in the time of the Russian avant-garde, that period that had appeared and disappeared in an eye blink.

 

SLOBODAN D. PEŠIĆ was born in 1956 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. He graduated film directing at The American University, Washington D.C. in 1980. He has been working for thirty years as an independent writer and director for TV stations and film production companies in the USA, UK, Germany and Yugoslavia. His first feature film The Harms Case, which he directed and wrote the screenplay for, was chosen for the official selection at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, and it received awards at the Berlin, Mannheim, Jerusalem, Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco, Chicago and Hong Kong film festivals. Pešić wrote two books: The Cube (HarperCollins — San Francisco, 1995) as well as The Secrets of The Cube (Hyperion/Disney, 1998). The books were translated into German, Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese and Serbian.

 

Slobodan D. Pešić