Goran Zivanovic

Goran Zivanovic

Creative Director at Gothic Zen Studios
Author, Director, Filmmaker, Publisher, Screenwriter, Producer, Studio Teacher and Script Consultant

Gold Coast, Australia

Member Since:
September 2017
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About Goran

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

    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

    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


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