The Red Rose

A dream in common leads a man with PTSD to save a politician's life, whose enemies are too close for comfort.

  • Julian Biba
    Director
  • Julian Biba
    Writer
  • Julian Biba
    Producer
  • Giorgio Kolaj
    Key Cast
    “Mr. Haruni”
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Albania
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International New York Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    June 15, 2018
    World Premiere
    Best New York Short
  • Montreal International Wreath Awards Film Festival (MIWAFF)
    Montreal
    Canada
    September 15, 2018
    Rising Filmmaker
  • United International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 18, 2018
    Award of Recognition
Distribution Information
  • SMG Indie Film
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Julian Biba

Julian is the writer/director/producer of "THE RED ROSE" awarded BEST NY SHORT by INYFF.

He has co-written and co-produced the film "Paftuar" (Uninvited) that was screened on May 2016 at Cannes Festival Short Corner. This film also won "Best Cinematography" and "Best Production" awards at International Film Festival and Albanian Film Week in NYC.

His feature script "The Bright Future" was picked as 10 best scripts at AlbaScript workshop organized in Pogradec, Albania by Albanian National Cinematography Center and Cineuropa.

Julian's other feature script "Leap of Faith" was quarterfinalist at National Screenwriters Day Screenwriting Competition.

While his short comedy script "Balkan Brothers" was the Official Selection of Oaxaca FilmFest 2017.
On March 2016 Julian Directed and Produced a music video for an Italian pop singer.

Julian has completed a few full feature and short scripts while keeps on writing. In the meantime, he is experiencing a bit of an acting career in short films, TV series and documentaries while is taking "Master Screenwriter Certificate Program" with ScreenwritingU.

At the age of 14, Julian went to military school and later on to Police Academy. He has been involved in Albanian police special operation and has worked as a bodyguard for politicians and people of arts from 1996 to 2012. Telling some unique life stories induced his friends to convince him to write a few of them.

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