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CINEMA

MY

dream has always been to make narrative movies for the big screen. As most boys I first fell for the adventure stories like Excalibur, Willow and Die Hard. Then, one day a girl, I had a crush on, took me to see Godzilla. After the movie, which obviously didn't impress her, she asked me, "Have you heard of Godard and the French New Wave?" I just stared at her since the names of the directors she started naming didn't sound familiar at all.

When years later I was blessed to discover Tarkovsky, Parajanov, Bergman, Trauffaut and Fellini my life was changed forever. Suddenly, cinema was more than thrills. Cinema was a magnifying glass examining the human soul.

Cinema in the 21st century is morphing into a curious mix of documentary and narrative storytelling where actors will have to come to terms on camera with their darkest and sweetest memories of who they are. There is no need for acting at all. Pure undivided presence will suffice.  

The responsibility to create content reaching for more than a bag of popcorn and a bottle of coca cola falls on the pioneers, the storytellers paving the way now in 2021 in the midst of a radical shift of life on Earth as we have known it. In an age where every view is tracked, analyzed and now censored, the consumer also has immense power in guiding the film industry through its metamorphosis online.

For me cinema is a love-story that brings us all closer to a unified experience of an earthly wonder anchored in celebration of our unique gifts whatever they may be.

FILMOGRAPHY

Harmonia narrative, coming soon
Listen short film told in three music videos, 2021
Todor Kirov: gadulka - a journey documentary, 2020
There documentary, 2019
This Baba documentary, 2014

Enjoy my film reel bellow.

WORDS

I’ve been writing ever since I can remember. My first memory is creating three wolves when I was four years old. They lived in our bedroom curtains.

What can you read now? Start with The Green Card Blog while I wrap up writing my debut novel "Long Nights Moon."

In my home country Bulgaria we have a ritual to commemorate and celebrate the first steps of a child. We set various objects before the child and it is said that whatever object the child pics up first, it will point to his life’s path. I doubt my parents put down a movie camera and if they did I might have chosen its mystery. But in the absence of one, I chose a pen and paper. Here I’m, over forty years later, finally giving writing a chance because of a mandatory stay at home order for most of the citizens of the world. It is never too late to look for that childhood spark of ours, to rekindle it, and to carry it forth valiantly.

Have you ever written a love letter to your mother? Check out mine Ashamed Looking At My Mother.

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