NOBODY KNOWS MY SONGS

A photographer enters the world of a homeless punk rocker who is in love and the project turns into a friendship. It becomes an emotional and spiritual quest for the answer to the question of belonging. After 37 years in Canada, this Armenian who grew up in Syria and Lebanon decides to become an immigrant again. Because of the woman he loves, he is moving to Turkey.

  • Zoran Maslic
    Director
    Annoying, When You Die as a Cat, How I Spent My Summer Holidays, Peace in the Village of Janja, Zozonski Omotac
  • Zoran Maslic
    Writer
  • Zoran Maslic
    Producer
  • Berge Arabian, Sebastian Belec, Emily Broughton
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    documentary, arts, social issues, homelessness, addictions, photography, Love
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 31 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 25, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 2016 Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival
    Hong KONG
    Hong Kong
    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
Director Biography - Zoran Maslic

Born in Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Zoran Maslic started as a film critic in daily newspapers and weekly magazines, but soon began writing and directing for television, working in all kind of genres, most often in the field of music videos and rock music shows. With the beginning of Yugoslav war he turns to documentaries, they brought him some awards. From 1996 he lives in Canada. His first feature length film "When You Die as a Cat" won Golden Pre-Colombian Circle Award for the Best Social Documentary at 2010 Bogota Film Festival. "Annoying"(2015) was 2016 Top Indie Awards Nominee for the Best Feature documentary and won Award for the best documentary over 40 minutes at 2017 EURASIA International Monthly Film Festival in Moscow, Russian Federation. In his third documentary feature "Nobody Knows My Songs" (2016) Maslic continues to follow characters who were somehow robbed of their place under the sun. "Nobody" was the best documentary feature at 2016 Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival (Winter) and one of two finalists at 2017 Calcutta Cult Film Festival.
Maslic also directs music videos and runs an underground flavoured folk punk YouTube channel. In 2016 his video "The Life We Had" by singer-songwriter Chad Fontaine won Audience Choice Award for the Best Music Video at SOO Film Festival (Michigan, United States). Previously, in 2014, he produced and published a folk punk CD "Duct Tape Rose" by Fontaine, while in 2015 he released a science fiction novel "Northern Guard".

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Director Statement

The more I worked on "Nobody Knows My Songs" the more I understood that Berge Arabian, my main character, is a bridge-maker. It is because of people like him that we can cross to the other shores, not always having to swim through cold and dark waters.