BALKAN PANORAMA FILM FESTIVAL
LAZAR RISTOVSKI

FROM ACTOR TO PRODUCER

My journey in film art has been like a path where I have stepped on each and every film stone. I studied and graduated acting at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. Since I was interested in every segment of the film, I would stay on a set after the scenes were shot to see what happens when I'm not in the frame. That is why I felt a desire to direct, and after being persuaded by director Emir Kusturica, I directed and created the screenplay for my debut film, White Suit. Because no one wanted to produce my film, I had no choice but to produce it myself. I've acted in 80 films, primarily in leading roles, directed and written screenplays for two films, and produced 20 films and four television shows. So many times, I've pulled wires, carried a camera, driven actors, and painted the set. Now I can say that I know a little bit about film art.