Despite the scarcity of vowels in my name, I have been writing screenplays and developing projects and as a filmmaker in Hollywood for the better part of this century. During the course of my career, I have been fortunate to collaborate with a number of domestic and international directors and artists on a wide array of projects, ranging from a big budget biopic The Buddha and a heartfelt family drama about endangered Scottish seals, Islay, to The Third Half, a poignant chronicle of a Holocaust survivor. This powerful story of a soccer team on the rise and forbiden love cut short by the horrors of WWII was an official entry for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award in 2013.
Film (Drama, History, Romance, Sport and 1 More) Writer Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his rag tag team but - when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and Rebecca, the beautiful daughter of a local banker, elopes with his star player, all Dimitry's plans must change.
View from the Bridge: Stories from Kosovo
Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew View from the Bridge: Stories from Kosovo is the first documentary feature about post-war Kosovo. Through a collection of riveting eyewitness accounts, View from the Bridge tells the human story of the Kosovo crisis while revealing important lessons about the worldwide epidemic of ethnic conflict. Centered on the divided city of Mitrovica, View from the Bridge revolves around one of Kosovo's singular landmarks: Mitrovica's bridge over the Ibar River. Once a symbol of unity in a multi-ethnic society, the bridge became a flashpoint of riots and protests and now stands as a quiet symbol of intractable division. Serbians never travel south to the Albanian section of town, and Albanians, if they try to cross the bridge to the North, are greeted by a group of Serbian extremists called "The Bridge Watchers," who will surely deny them passage - or worse. The characters in View from the Bridge each highlight a different aspect of Kosovar ethnic, religious, social and economic life. The people ... Written by Sirena Films