Miha Mazzini

Scriptwriter

Born:

3.6.1961.

Education: 

PhD in Anthropology of Everyday Life, Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, Slovenia

MA in Creative Writing for Film and Television at The University of Sheffield

Place of Residence:

Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Writes in Languages:

Slovenian, English

Biography

Miha Mazzini is an author, screenwriter and film director who has published 30 books in 10 different languages and whose short stories have been selected for many anthologies including Pushcart Prize 2012.

He is the screenwriter of 2 award-winning feature films, and TV films. He wrote and directed  5 short films, documentary and a feature film.

Sample of previous work

Projects in development

POLET / THE FLIGHT

short fiction
developed script

They sold the airport and took off – but where they will land?

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

Keywords: East Europe, transition, neoliberalism, consumerism

More from Projects

Filmography and Awards

2016 INCARNATION, feature film by Filip Kovačević, co-writer
2017 ERASED, feature film, writer/director
2012 YUMEX, TV documentary, writer/director
2012 CHRISTMAS DINNER, TV film by Boštjan Vrhovec, writer
2011 THE VISIT, short film, writer/director
2008 UNA STORIA SEMPLICE, short film, writer/director
2008 A VERY SIMPLE STORY, short film, writer/director
2003 ORPHAN WITH THE MAGICAL VOICE, short film, writer/director
2001 SWEET DREAMS, feature film by Sašo Podgoršek, writer
1999 YOU’RE FREE. DECIDE., short film, writer/director
1991 THE CARTIER OPERATION, TV film by Miran Zupanič, writer

My five favourite films

  1. Casablanca (1942)
    by Michael Curtiz
  2. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    by Darren Aronofsky
  3. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
    by Rob Reiner
  4. The Big Lebowski (1998)
    by Joel and Ethan Coen
  5. Alien (1979)
    by Ridley Scott

Favourite scene I wrote

EXT. THE SHEPHERD’S HUT – NIGHT
Peter turns to the thin stream of water trickling out of the crack between two rocks. He reaches out and scratches a bit of limestone from the crack, then he looks at the tips of his fingers.
PETER
The priest told me that this
white stuff is collecting in his
arteries, too.
DAVID
What happened to him?
PETER
He had a heart attack after they
buried him alongside Michael.
(beat)
Well … if this white stuff
travels with water, with blood
He does not look at David even once during this conversation. He just stares at the residue on his fingers, once in a while, his eyes look at the darkness.
PETER
… and you and I talk and I try
to think of the right sentences
and I feel that I have a lot of
blood in my head. That means I
have a lot of this white stuff
in my head, too, doesn’t it?
It is a rhetorical question and David does not answer.
PETER
But when I’m with Anna, I feel
hot blood somewhere else …
well … lower down …
He is so embarrassed that he has to pause. David does not
know what to think and where this monologue is leading.
PETER
And then I look at the water.
Where it stands, this stuff
forms tiny stones. The priest
told me the same thing happens
in arteries. That a little stone
would block the flow of blood
and he would die.
He points towards the mountains.
PETER
But water that runs fast doesn’t
leave white stones.
(beat)
When Anna and I talk, all my
blood is in my head … then I
just look at her and it all goes
down there … The blood keeps
going up and down, up and down
and never stops. And I said to
myself, that’s why you have to
talk to clever women that you
desire – that cleans your blood.
He looks David in the eyes for the first time. He is deadly
serious.
PETER
I saw you looking at Maria
during the film. I’d talk to her
if I were you.

My favourite film quote

“Well, there’s some things a man just can’t run away from.”

Stagecoach (1939)