Hanis Bagashov

Scriptwriter

Born:

18.08.1999, Tetovo (North Macedonia)

Education: 

National Academy For Theatre and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov – Sofia, Bulgaria

Place of Residence:

Sofia (Bulgaria)

Writes in Languages:

Albanian, Macedonian, English

Biography

Born in 1999 in North Macedonia. Hanis Bagashov studies film directing at the NATFA “Krastyo Sarafov” in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is Berlinale Talents, Sarajevo Talents, LIM – Less is More, European Short Pitch alumnus. His short MISHKO was selected at Sarajevo FF 2018. He played one of the leading roles in the feature WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME by Teona Strugar Mitevska (Berlinale 2017), and exhibited his photographic work at the Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje. 

Sample of previous work

Projects in development

GRASSHOPPERS

short fiction
in development

Nora, a mute girl, escapes the family gathering to meet her secret admirer Amir, and make love for the first time.

Attached to the project: director, writer, producer
Looking for: co-producer

Keywords: forbidden love, celebration, nature

More from Projects

Filmography and Awards

2018 MISHKO, short film, writer/director – 20th YOUKI International Youth Media Festival: Audience Award

2016 FACES, short documentary, director – Four River Film Festival: Best Documentary & Best Cinematography; WatchOut! Film Festival: Best Documentary; AsterFest International Film Festival: Award “Aco Aleksov”

My five favourite films

  1. Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (2011)
    by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  2. The Misfits (1961)
    by John Huston
  3. Days And Hours (2004)
    by Pjer Žalica
  4. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
    by Cristian Mungiu
  5. Ballad of Narayama (1983)
    by Shōhei Imamura

Favourite scene I wrote

EXT. HILL – DAY

Mishko is climbed up on the apple tree and is vigorously shaking it. Angel is right below him, collecting the fallen apples. After a while, Mishko gets on the ground, grabs an apple and sits next to the tree. He looks at the distance and is deep in thought. Angel continues collecting apples.

MISHKO

I have an idea. Let’s break her

windows tonight.

ANGEL

Whose windows?

MISHKO

Old Mira’s.

Angel comes closer to Mishko and sits on the ground. He puts the bag with the apples in front of him.

ANGEL

Why? How can we break them?

MISHKO

With a stone. Here, take some.

Mishko takes a fallen apple from the ground and gives it to Angel. Angel takes it.

ANGEL

I don’t think we should break her

windows.

MISHKO

Are you afraid of your father?

ANGEL

You know it will come out soon.

MISHKO

No it won’t. It’s dark, nobody will

see us.

ANGEL

Someone will see us, and she’ll

talk.

MISHKO

I know you are afraid of your

father. He’ll beat you, right?

Angel does not respond.

MISHKO

So, you’re coming, right?

ANGEL

No. I don’t want to.

MISHKO

You also laughed at me with the

others, when she splashed me.

ANGEL

No, I didn’t.

MISHKO

You were laughing, you faggot. I

saw you.

ANGEL

I swear, I wasn’t laughing.

Mishko gets up, prepares to leave.

MISHKO

You might as well put on your

sister’s dress. It’ll suit you.

He takes the bike and leaves.

Angel remains under the tree, and hits the bag with the apples. They roll on the ground.

My favourite film quote

“Rosebud.”

Citizen Kane (1941)