Scriptwriter of the Month: Bojan Josić

Bojan Josić was born in Brčko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1995. He is scriptwriter, director and editor and has graduated editing from Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (Serbia). 

 

To find out a bit more about projects Bojan is working on check out his MTSW profile here.

 

And to find out a bit more about how he’s thinking, check out our short conversation.

 

• What makes the 5 films on your Top 5 list so special? 

They all had an impact on my perception of what a film can be. When I glance at the list, I see how different they are between themselves, but I think that their common point is a very strong emphasis on the use of film language.

 

 

• Why did you decide to go into film? 

My introduction to filmmaking was through documentary film and I was completely blown away by the possibilities of storytelling. As I studied and watched more and more, my understanding of film was deepened, ultimately leading me to fall in love with cinema. 

 

• Commercial films or art house? 

I would say both because I understand that one can’t exist without the other. Personally, however, I prefer cinema as an art form. 

 

• How and when did you begin writing? 

I wrote short stories and poetry while I was in high school so the switch to writing scripts didn’t feel strange but new and challenging.

 

• Where do you like to write the most? 

At home, but always during the day because I find it much easier to focus. 

 

• What kind of music do you listen to while writing? 

I prefer to work in silence. 

 

• Where do ideas come from? 

From experiences of others around me as well as my own. 

 

• If you could go anywhere in space and time, where would that be? 

My pick would be the far future, something completely unknown like 3021. History can tell us so much about what had already happened, but there’s nothing reliable about what waits for us ahead.