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Arsen Anton Ostojic
Professional 35mm short film "Life Drawing", which our Croatian-American colleague Arsen Anton Ostojic produced and directed in New York in 2001, has been awarded the Honorable Mention as the Best Dramatic Short Film at the New York International Independent Film and VideoFestival at the end of the last year. This Award has been presented at the special screening in Las Vegas.
This was the 5th international festival - in the last half a year - at which this film participated, from Croatia, Morocco, Hungary and the States. In February it will be shown at an International Film Festival in Los Angeles and in March at Tiburon Film Festival near San Francisco.
In addition Arsen Anton Ostojic is preparing a feature film to be shot in Split, Croatia this Spring. He is also teaching at the University of Applied Science and Technology in Salzburg, Austria.
Sa zadovoljstvom vam zelim reci kako je moj 15-minutni, 35mm kratkometrazni igrani film "Life Drawing" ("Slikanje akta"), koji sam producirao i rezirao u New Yorku proslegodine, nagradjen kao najbolji kratkometrazni dramski igrani film na New York International Independent Film and Video Festivalu. Taj se festival, s vise od nekoliko stotina prikazanih radova, odrzao krajem rujna u New Yorku, a tijekom svecane projekcije proslog tjedna u Las Vegasu, nagrada je i sluzbeno urucena mom glumcu koji je u ime citave ekipe prisustvovao dodjelinagrada. (nazalost ja nisam bio tamo :-)
Takodjer me veseli reci vam da ce film biti prikazan na festivalu u Los Angelesu u veljaci (nadam se dacu tamo i osobno prisustvovati), te je pozvan na Tiburonski filmski festival pored San Francisca u ozujku. Pored toga ITN Distribution iz New Yorka uzela je film za medjunarodnu filmsku distribuciju.
Do sada je, unatoc svom relativno kratkom "zivotu", ovaj film sudjelovao u konkurenciji na 5 filmskih festivala, u Madjarskoj, Hrvatskoj, SAD-u i Maroku. Nadam se da ce i u buducnosti biti prilike za lijepevijesti.
Arsen Anton Ostojic
ArsenOstojic is one of the most talented young Croatian directors. He mastered a filmlanguage and needs an opportunity to prove it to the rest of the world. Hissensibility and timing is unique and at the same time when you watch his filmsit feels like a classic film.
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CREATIVE FILMOGRAPHY: (as writer, producer &director)
LifeDrawing ·15-min, 35mm short film 2001
·Shot in New York City,
·Awarded Best Dramatic Short Film at New York Independent
International Film and Videofestival; until 11/02 participated in
competitionat 4 other international film festivals
TheBird Lover ·14-min. 16mm short film, shot in New York City 1993
· awarded several awards (see below)
·from 1993 to 1995 it participated in competition programs
at 15 international film festivals around the world; sold to
several TV stations including Canal Plus, shown on PBS.
TheShadow of a Cross · Croatian TV production, video project, 25 minutes. 1989
Decorations · 20 minutes documentary, 35mm 1988
· Awarded Gold Medal for Direction at Short andDocumentary
Film Festival, Belgrade (1991),
·participated at 3 other international film festivals, shown on TV,
The Day the SocksDried ·12 minutes, 16mm short film 1987
· participated at the International Student FilmFestival, Munich
TheLute · 12 minutes, 16 mm documenatry 1987
· Shown on Croatian TV
The Chase · 5 minutes, 16mm short film 1987
The Trip · 10 minutes, 16mm short film 1986
Zoran · 11 minutes, 16mm short film 1986
The Stone Mason ·5 minutes documentary, shot on Super 8 1979
· Shown on TV in prime time, participated at juniorfilm festivals
2002 ·Awarded Best Dramatic Short Film at New York Independent
International Film and Video festival;
2001 ·Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award by RKO Pictures
1994 ·Award for Excellence in Screenwriting - New York University
1993 ·Audience Award for "The Bird Lover", Hamburg Short Film Festival
1993 ·Jury Award for "The Bird Lover", Schwenningen Film Festival
1993 ·The Warner Bros. Pictures Film Production Award for "The Bird Lover"
1992 ·W.T.C, Johnson Scholarship, New York University awarded to the best student for "superior academic record and exceptionalcreative ability",
1991 · Gold Medal for Direction, "Decorations", Short andDocumentary Film Festival, Belgrade
1987 ·Annual Award for the Best Student, University of Zagreb, Croatia
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE AS PRODUCER:
ShortCuts Producer March - May 1999 (TV show) ·9 half-hour episodes for PBS
· Shot in New York on 16mm
·Host: Louis CK, Guests: Ted Demme, Billy Bob Thorthon
TimesSquare Transfer Producer May - Aug. 1998 (ShortFilm) ·Vision Entertainment production
·Shot in New York City subways, budget $250.000
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE AS LINE PRODUCER/PRODUCTION MANAGER:
TransAtlantic Line producer Aug. - Nov. 1997
(feature film) ·JadranFilm production, budget 2 million
·Shot in Pittsburgh, Niagara Falls, New York City
WestSide Story Line Producer May - June 1997
(Music video) · N2K Production; budget $40.000
· Shot in New York
Peppermint Line Producer March 1997
(commercial) · Shot in New York, budget $25.000
ShampooHorns Production Manager Jan. - April 1996
(featurefilm) ·Esicma Productions (Spanish-US co-production)
·Shot in New York City, budget $ 500.000
Minotaur Production Manager Sep. - Dec. 1995
(featurefilm) ·Top Line Communications (US-Israel co-production)
·Starring: George Corraface, Mili Avital
·Shot in New York and Israel; budget $1.5 million
TheFind Line Producer May - July 1995
(featurefilm) ·Shot in New York City, budget $ 250.000
· Starring: David Patrick Kelly, Frank Whaley
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE AS CASTING DIRECTOR: &