Slobodan Maksimović was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on May 28th 1975. Since 2003 he attends the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Department of Film and Television Directing. His first student short film “1/2” has been presented at the 60th Cannes Film Festival as a part of the Tous Les Cinemas Du Monde section. His shorts “1/2” and “AgapE” were shown at more than 30 international film festivals within the competition program and won 14 international rewards.
"Thanks for Sunderland" is his first feature film which was awarded with four Vesna awards at 15th Festival of Slovenian film. Among them also Vesna for best film.