Kiril Maksimoski

Scriptwriter

Born:

22.10.1979, Gostivar, Macedonia

Education: 

High School USO Koco Racin, Skopje, Macedonia

Place of Residence:

Skopje (Macedonia)

Writes in Languages:

Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian, English

Biography

Kiril Maksimoski was born in 1979 in Gostivar, Macedonia. He lived in Karlovac (Croatia) from 1981 to 1991. There he was involved in performance art for the first time through participating in drama section of the “Zorin Dom” theatre. Since 1993 he lives in Skopje (Macedonia).

Since the beginning of his efforts as a writer/director, back in 1998, he authored several short films, screenplays, poems and short stories.

Sample of previous work

Projects in development

LIMB

feature film
developed script

Troubled teenager is set to fulfill his plans over a course of two days. He’s challenged by his gritty past and the odd future along the way.

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

Keywords: drama, mystery, teenage, guilt

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LOLA

feature film
developed script

After committing a justified murder, young girl is condemned into asylum where she meets a young man with troubled past as well and they develop an unusual relationship while planning their getaway.

Attached to the project: director
Looking for: producer

Keywordsrelationship, institution, murder, love

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R.S.M. / THE POST

short narrative
developed script

A soldier finds himself stranded alone on his duty as an armed guard dealing with boredom, anxiety and a harsh Master Sargent.

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

Keywords: army, regulations, alone, fear

More from Projects

POVOENO / AFTERWAR

feature film
synopsis

Young Macedonian soldier is captured by the Croatian forces during the Vukovar battle. Strange circumstances lead him to befriend Croatian soldier not knowing they share common past related to their ancestors that might put their humanity in charge of the situation.

Attached to the project: no partners attached
Looking for: co-writer, director, producer

Keywords: history, Yugoslav Wars, WW2, war, sacrifice, brutality, humanity 

Filmography and Awards

2015 ELEVATION 404, short film by Marjan Gavrilovski, writer
2010 ABOVE SKOPJE, short film, writer/director – First Prize at the Wim Wenders
2009 VERY SIMPLE STORY, short video project, director
2006 ALONE, short film, writer/director

My five favourite films

  1. Good Will Hunting (1997)
    by Gus Van Sant
  2. Come and See (1985)
    by Elem Klimov
  3. The Thing (1982)
    by John Carpenter
  4. Benny’s Video (1992)
    by Michael Haneke
  5. Silent Gunpowder  (1990)
    by Bahrudin Bato Čengić

Favourite scene I wrote

INT. JEEP – NIGHT
David turns off the radio. A moment of silence.
          VICTOR
So, let’s go…
          DAVID
Wait a minute.
          VICTOR
What, now?
David’s quiet, like he has something to say, but hesitates.
          VICTOR
What?
          DAVID
Have I ever told you about my
baby brother Peter?
          VICTOR
What about him?
Again, David thinks a moment.
          DAVID
While I was driving I thought of
this day, I think ten years ago.
          VICTOR
Uh, huh…
          DAVID
We were just a bunch of kids
playing outside our neighbourhood.
Pete was always with me, ‘cause I
had to have my eyes on him all the
time, and he was four-five years
old then.
David wipes a fleck off his jeans.
          DAVID
And then a wild thought came to us.
Let’s bug on the crazy granny Gina.
          VICTOR
And she was?
          DAVID
Old lady. Lived in a empty house at
the end of our street – nightmare.
David checks out the window.
          DAVID
Her son was some kind of a football
star back then, so we knew her for
that.
And then back to Victor.
          DAVID
Every time her son’s team lost a
game, we went pickin’ on her. She
was a bitch. So, we sneak out to
her house, me, Jack, Tommy and
Pete, ‘cause I had to drag him
along or he’ll tell mom and dad, so
that was the deal.
     (beat)
So, there we are with our pockets
filed up with rocks and we just
started throwing on Gina’s house.
David grins at the memory.
          DAVID
So Jack – a fuckin’ hawk-eye,
throws this rock straight to the
window and – PAW! – breaks it.
Pieces of glass, you know just
smash on the ground… and the noise,
we were like ‘WOW MAN’ and in a
split fuckin’ second the bitch’s
out. We were numb, man. She totally
surprised us, I mean where did she
fuckin’ came from?
Victor grins, eating it all up.
          DAVID
So, we split up, you know, Jack
this way, Tommy that way, me and
Pete went runnin’ straight home.
Man, we were scared shitless. But,
you know he was just a baby, I mean
how could he run as fast as me? So
I’m running, I’m fast and then,
after a maybe a hundred feet I turn
around and see he’s not with me. I
left him there.
     (beat)
I’m back, I see she got him.
Slammed him a couple times…
David’s eyes fade into the distance.
          VICTOR
Fuckin’ witch…
          DAVID
Yup. So I came to get him after she
left. And when we got home he
fuckin’ spilled it all out. My
father… he hit me so hard. I wished
the little… was dead, fuckin’ dead.
David shakes his head.
          DAVID
So the day after, Pete went on
playing with his buddies and I was
sentenced to watch him. I don’t
know what came over me. I turned
away just a second, and, you know
if I could see, I would’ve warned
him, yelled or something.
David concentrates.
          DAVID
But for just a second my eyes
weren’t there and – BAM!
     (beat)
The bus hit him so hard he flew ten
feet away.
Victor’s unsure what to say, how to offer sympathy.
          DAVID
And after they told me shit,
comforted me, it was destiny, blab,
blab. But… there had to be a reason
for that.
          VICTOR
Uh huh.
          DAVID
Everything happens for a reason,
right?
          VICTOR
Right.
          DAVID
But what I wanted to tell you is
that fuckin’ conscience fucks me
over and over every fuckin’ day
since that morning.
          VICTOR
Hey man…
          DAVID
I try to get rid of it, be all bad
and all that shit, but… I can’t. It
just doesn’t work.

My favourite film quote

“You gave 100.000 bucks for education you can find for 1.50 in public library”

Good Will Hunting (1997)