About

I'm a Belgrade-born, Toronto-raised screenwriter and filmmaker after leaving a safe career in corporate strategy (much to the dismay of my engineer parents).

I like to write character-driven feature and TV dark comedy scripts about rebellious outcasts challenging societal norms in pursuit of something extraordinary.

I also love any excuse to get on set or create.  I have produced, directed, edited, and production managed various short films, web series, and digital projects. My projects have screened at film festivals around the world. I have worked on Canadian Film Centre and MIT productions.

I recently graduated with an MS in Media Ventures at Boston University, where I split my time between Boston and Los Angeles. Program highlights were graduate placements in Development and TV & Podcast Production. I'm currently based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and working with clients and creative partners around the world.

I also have a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, Rotman Commerce. For better or for worse, I'm the kind of artist who understands budgets. :)

Take a look around. Contact me if you're interested in collaborating!

Awards & Recognition

Screenwriting​

2020 SEEfest Accelerator Participant

2020 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition Quarterfinalist

Spring 2020 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices semifinalist

Recipient of an Honorable Mention in the Script Competition of the 2020 LA International Underground Film Festival

2020 Black List x WIF Writers Residency Shortlist

2020 Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Short Semifinalist

Filmmaking

2020 Official Selection Ambrosia Food & Drink Film Festival

2020 Web Series Festival Global Semifinalist

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