Serb-American writer, multimedia artist and educator.
B. R. Tatalović, (a.k.a Bruno Tatalović), Serb-American motion picture artist and media educator. Immigrated to the United States from Yugoslavia in 1988 (as 22-year old). In his 20s and 30s worked as: union steelworker (USW), milling machinist, K-Mart photographer, VHS rental clerk and housing maintenance-man. Known today (since early 2000s) as: multimedia content creator, screenwriter and an independent film artist.
His accolades include: indie-film producing awards, regional congressional award for small media company startup, Emmy-Foundation award from Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), as well as multiple festival awards for screenwriting and film production. Exhibited worldwide: over 100 international film festivals and conventions, including shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA, 2017), and Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA, 2005).
Tatalovic's directorial work includes short films, music/concert videos, documentary film, and two narrative fiction feature-length films (distributed internationally). He's also an accomplished screen actor, with several lead/supporting roles in American independent films. Tatalovic holds an MFA degree in Film/TV Producing from Chapman University's Dodge Conservatory (Hayde Scholar). Since 2009, he teaches film and media studies at Cuyahoga Community College (tenured faculty), and he's a proud member of American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS - Great Lakes Chapter).
Finalist (top 5 one-minute-films)
One Minute - One Story: Sweet Slavic Secret
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
2018
-- Official Selection
Terminal Cell (216)
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Cleveland
2017
-- Official Selection
Terminal Cell (216)
Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) FastForward Show
2005
-- Honorable Mention
Revolution
Short Sweet Film Festival (2018)
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-- 3rd place in Music Video category
Revolution
The Indie Gathering IFF (2017)
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Best Short Script (1st place)
Natasha's Tears
The Indie Gathering IFF (2015)
Cleveland, OH
Best Short Script (finalist / nominated)
Natasha's Tears
Northern Virginia IMFF / NOVA (2018)
Fairfax, VA
Best Short Script (2nd place)
Leptirica: Rose of Wallachia
The International Horror Hotel Festival (2018)
Cleveland, OH
Best Short Script (finalist / nominated)
The Streams of Co-conciousness
The International Horror Hotel Festival (2018)
Cleveland, OH
Best Feature Drama (honorable mention)
Fridden Hills
The Indie Gathering IFF (2012)
Cleveland, OH
Best Feature Screenplay (honorable mention)
American Woman: the Norma Jean Story
The Indie Gathering IFF (2017)
Cleveland, OH
Best Feature Screenplay (finalist / nominated)
American Woman: the Norma Jean Story
Bare Bones IMFF (2018)
Oklahoma City, OK
Best Feature Screenplay (Quarter-finalist)
Hiding in the Spotlight
Beverly Hills FF (2018)
Los Angeles, CA
Best Feature Drama (2nd place)
Hiding in the Spotlight
The Indie Gathering IFF (2017)
Cleveland, OH
Best Feature Screenplay (1st place)
Hiding in the Spotlight
Northern Virginia IMFF / NOVA (2018)
Fairfax, VA
Best Feature Drama: Quarter-finalist
Hiding in the Spotlight
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards (2017)
Los Angeles, CA
- finalist
On Target
2020 Ohio Independent Film Festival
- finalist
On Target
2020 UPike Film Festival
- winner (best cast, best editing)
On Target
2019 Indie Gathering International Film Festival
- finalist
On Target
2019 Colony Film Festival
- semi-finalist
On Target
2019 Los Angeles CineFest
College
Chapman University
Film
20072009
Nickname
Bruno
Birth City
Belgrade, Serbia
Current City
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Serb-American writer, multimedia artist and educator.
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