Ana Perčinlić

Scriptwriter

Born:

11.3.1989, Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Education: 

M.A. Comparative literature and in Library Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

M.A. Film Dramaturgy, Academy of Dramatic Arts, Zagreb, Croatia

Place of Residence:

Zagreb (Croatia)

Writes in Languages:

Croatian, English

Biography

Ana graduated comparative literature in Zagreb at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and film dramaturgy at Academy of Dramatic Arts. She writes screenplays and prose and she participates in workshops regarding filmmaking regularly.

Ana directed one professional and two amateur short films.

She prefers writing above directing.

Sample of previous work

Projects in development

BIT ĆEŠ SLOMLJENA GRANA / YOU’LL BE A BROKEN BRANCH

feature fiction
first draft of the script

Brother and sister on the opposite sides of the law are forced to work against each other and consequently reconsider their past.

Attached to the project: no crew members attached
Looking for: director, producer

Keywords: siblings, smuggling, border police, crime, cynophobia

NO ROOM FOR THE WEAK

short fiction
first draft of the script

After an earthquake, a teenage boy tries to get his mother to the hospital, at any cost.

Attached to the project: no crew members attached
Looking for: director, producer

Keywords: earthquake, accident, crime, desperate love, mother and son

 VRIJEME BACANJA KAMENJA / TIME TO CAST AWAY STONES

short fiction
developed script

Priest’s attempt to reconcile dispute of a married couple fails with tragic consequences.

Attached to the project: no crew members attached
Looking for: director, producer

Keywordsfaith, marriage, adultery, murder

More from Projects

Filmography and Awards

2016 RATNICE / WARRIORS, documentary, writer/director

2015 GALICA / BLUE VITRIOL, experimental film, writer/director

2011 DANAS SMO POJELI ZADNJU KRAVU / TODAY WE ATE THE LAST COW, feature film, writer/director

My five favourite films

  1. Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    by Stanley Kubrick
  2. Stalker (1979)
    by Andrei Tarkovsky
  3. Shotgun stories (2007)
    by Jeff Nichols
  4. Stuff and dough (2001)
    by Cristi Puiu
  5. Chungking express (1994)
    by Wong Kar Wai

Favourite scene I wrote

INT. POLICE STATION HALLWAY – DAY 
A hallway in socialist building, looks sterile and bleak. It is some kind of state and bureaucratic institution. The view wanders while MARA’s voice can be heard, sometimes trembling but convinced at what she’s saying. 
MARA 
(O.S.) 
I am an officer of Border police, 
devoted to the public order and security
of all the people in the jurisdiction 
of the border police. 
Granite floor with ugly pattern. 
MARA 
(O.S.) 
Protection of lives of the people 
is my highest priority. 
In case of any illicit activity, 
I will act upon it without fear 
and unbiased. 
The walls have cracks. 
MARA 
(O.S.) 
I will ensure the protection 
and implementation of the law 
for all the people regardless their 
ethnicity, religion, race and gender, 
place of birth and nationality. 
The window glass is stained, willows are visible outside. 
MARA 
(O.S.) 
I will apply force 
only in cases when other methods 
in law enforcement fail. 
Somebody’s desk is covered in papers, more coffee and tea cups are there like they have been there for ages. 
MARA 
(O.S.) 
I will never participate 
in any criminal activity 
or involve in any form of corruption. 
A line of new police officers are sitting in a row, they look like they are bored to death. 
MARA 
(O.S.) 
I will seek to live up 
to high standards. 
MARKO (24) sits there in police uniform, he is holding his head not to fall down, he looks like he is infinitely uninterested, but he has no choice but to look at what he’s already watching. 
MARA 
(O.S.) 
Where others are tempted, 
I will expose myself to danger 
for safety of citizens 
and by personal example 
display determination 
in my intention. 
MARA (36), a woman with short blond hair, tall, awkward looking, with glasses and little bit more meat on bones than she should have, sits also there among the police officers. She is holding a paper in her hand, but she doesn’t look at it, because she knows the text by hearth. 
MARA 
I am an officer of the 
Border police. 
My word is a guarantee 
of my honor. 
Marko’s hand slides from his chin, he changes the position of his body, from one boredom to another. 
MARKO 
(little bit impressed, 
but he doesn’t care enough) 
Brother… 
I could never learn that… 
MARA 
Why would you even learn it? 
You’re not Border police, 
you’re a regular. 
The hallway can be seen completely, this is police station, all the officers are waiting the door across the hallway to open, they all hold a piece of paper in their hands. 
MARKO 
Not because of that, 
I didn’t come to forces 
to learn things by hearth again… 
Primary finished me off… 
But, all of this, it 
doesn’t make sense. 
Mara has a quizzical expression, she doesn’t understand. 
MARKO 
We won’t take oaths today. 
Not really. 
Mara is surprised. 
MARA 
But it says here 
“my word is a guarantee” 
MARKO 
(nods with head confirming) 
It does. 
Mara does not understand. 
MARKO 
(points it with the 
finger at the paper) 
You see, signature and date. 
Mara still does not understand. 
MARKO 
It’s just a paper. 
Doors across the hallway open, a gray BUREAUCRAT (49) appears, and he gives them a sign to enter. All the officers get up, enter the room. 

My favourite film quote

“Vicki Vale: You’re insane!

Joker: I thought I was a Pisces.”

Batman  (1989)