Private Project

Saint Mardarie

Film about the life and suffering of the first Serbian bishop of America and Canada.

  • Branka Besevic Gajic
  • Bratislav Nikolic
  • Marko Sandal
  • Milan Malisic
    Key Cast
    "Saint Mardarie"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2019
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  • Country of Filming:
    American Samoa
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Director Biography - Branka Besevic Gajic

Branka Besevic Gajic is an Award-winning Film & TV Director, Creative Producer, Screenwriter, Doctor of Arts, Ph.D. She holds a Master's degree in Drama and Audiovisual arts and have-graduated in the class of professor Goran Pekovic, at Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and Interdisciplinary Arts Ph.D at University of Arts in Belgrade at Interactive movie of "The Decision". She was born in Pancevo on September 18th, 1982. In 2014 she debuted as director and screenwriter of film "Laus", a film about the life of famous Yugoslav actor Zarko Lausevic. The film features more than twenty major names of Serbian culture. After a successful premiere at Sava Center in Belgade, the film was widely distributed in Serbia as well as in Balkan region, followed by screenings at series of festivals in America, Australia, South Africa, Russia and China, in the cities of Toronto, New York, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Vulagong, Melbourne, Canberra, Peking, Johannesburg, Moscow, where it won numerous awards for directing, artistic contribution and courage of the author.

Featured Awards:

In Chicago, the Serbian Film Festival included it among the best films of 2014. "The best women XXI century" in drama and audiovisual arts, Airli Nivo, Belgrade(2016) "GRAND PRIX" for screenplay of film "Laus" at the International Festival (2016) "GRAND PRIX" for "The Home of Angels" in at the International Festival "Gold Buklia"(2017). Dr Dejan Kosanovic award for the best Master of Arts graduate film at Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia (FDU, 2017) City Fest (2019) City Fest (2021) Avant & Una (2021) Award for the best movie at Nis (2021)
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Branka Besevic Gajic

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