Two of Goran's earlier novels (under a pseudonym) became the inspiration to move towards screenwriting disciplines and graduate with a Bachelor of Film Production from SAE Institute Byron Bay. He continues to naturally develop a strong visually emotive writing style that compliments his deep observational skills.
Goran holds a teaching qualification and is a respected screenwriting lecturer who teaches on a domestic and international level. He also works with private clients through his film production house, Gothic Zen Studios, with his partner, Clare Zivanovic.
Regardless of small awards in various storytelling disciples, Goran believes the greatest stories are the result of bravery and involvement, not signposts and strict formulas. He prefers intuition over science to deliver a mentally congealing experience to his target audience.
Unique traits: Cinematic storytelling that feels more natural than traditional formula writing. My screenplays and novels are designed to start a conversation and challenge the psyche. They often focus on strong women in challenging environments.
Acupuncture of The Mind Budget: $100K - $1M | Independent ⋄ Experimental An unconventional spiritual awakening causes a priest to transform into a religion-loathing Psychiatrist who uses controversial methods to assist his patients.
Caterpillar Girl Budget: $1M - $5M | Historical ⋄ Drama A teenage bride escapes her remote village and hides in New York City to protect her daughter from barbaric rituals and hedonistic elders.
ISA Emerging Screenwriters Genre (TV Series) - Quarterfinalist
ISA Emerging Screenwriters Genre (Feature) - Quarterfinalist
Wallachia International Film Festival - 1st Place
Rome Independent Prisma Awards - Nominee
SAE Institute Brisbane
SAE Institute, Byron Bay - World Headquarters