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My Name is Covid - 19

The documentary motion picture My Name is Covid-19 is not a film about the virus. It is a film about the psychological effect of the lockdown on individuals. The Covid-19 pandemic has many faces. We all watch news and read up on it, no matter the source, but there is something still hidden: people’s feelings, reactions to the situation, their needs and hopes. Could you have predicted your reaction to this critical situation which has lasted so long, and still remains?

Film follows five stories of people from various walks of life during lockdown.

1. David and Maša are parents of two young teenage girls, Lana and Nika.

2. Maria, an architect, and Matej, a software engineer, are a young couple living together.

3. Aleksa and Mile are two pensioners who are going through quarantine in their own way.

4. Gordana Kalan Živčec is an emergency room physician working in Slovenia but living in Croatia.

5. Davor Bakša is a man who collects recyclable waste for a living.

6. Mitja is an amateur vlogger who finds himself in a personal crisis.

The film follows their stories, problems, fears, relationship challenges and mental issues during the lockdown. This has been, and remains, a time that shows us that we have almost forgotten how to live together as our lives are shaken by this unfamiliar situation.

  • Sven Begović
  • Sven Begović
  • Gordana Živčec Kalan
  • Janez Usenik
  • Sven Begović
  • Davor Bakša
    Key Cast
  • Gordana Živčec Kalan
    Key Cast
  • Ivo Živčec
    Key Cast
  • Petar Skansi
    Key Cast
  • Damira Skansi
    Key Cast
  • Mario Nagode
    Key Cast
  • Tea Nagode
    Key Cast
  • Valentina Plaskan
    Key Cast
  • Marko Plantan
    Key Cast
  • Janez Usenik
    Key Cast
  • Manca Dorrer
    Key Cast
  • Jan Bučar
    Key Cast
  • Aria Usenik
    Key Cast
  • Freja Usenik
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 4 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Croatia, Slovenia
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    Digital Full HD
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Director Biography - Sven Begović

Sven Begović, born in 1971, is a Croatian-Slovenian director of Bosnian descent, who has worked mainly for television over the last 25 years. During this time, he worked with biggest broadcasters in Croatia and Slovenia on prime-time projects. His main expertise is reality TV.
This is his first independent documentary feature film.
As well as being the director, he is the author of the screenplay and the composer of the original music used in this film.

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Director Statement

With this film I wanted to show that Covid-19 has changed our lives forever. The lockdown opened new topics and showed us that that in this modern world, we have forgotten, at least in some situations, to truly live with one another. This film is a story about fates of people from all walks of life.