Neda Radić

Scriptwriter

Born:

10.12.1986, Zagreb (Croatia)

Education: 

MA Film and TV directing, Academy of Dramatic Art, Zagreb

Place of Residence:

Zagreb (Croatia)

Writes in Languages:

Croatian, English

Biography

Neda Radić is screenwriter and director born in Zagreb (Croatia) in 1986. She graduated from „Klasična gimnazija“ Zagreb in 2005 and she was a member of theater group during the course of her highschool education.

She holds a BA in Film and TV directing, and MA in Feature film directing from Zagreb drama academy. In 2004 she attended the „Kinoklub Zagreb“ film making workshop.

She has directed and written about 15 short films and documentaries. She is currently working on TV as well as developing her film projects.

Sample of previous work

Projects in development

MAĆUHICE / STEPMOTHER FLOWER

short fiction
developed script

A stepmother crosses a line she has established with her stepson, but at the same time helps him transition to adaulthood.

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

Keywordsstepmother, incest, teenager

More from Projects

Filmography and Awards

2015 ISTOČNO OD KIJEVA, documentary, director

2015 TIN, TV series by Davor Žmegač, assistant director

2014 BEAST OF BURDEN, short film by Daina Oniunas Pusić, assistant director

2013 LUTRIJA, short film, director/writer

2011 ROOM SERVICE, short film, director/writer

2011 KOTLOVINA, feature film by Tomislav Radić, assistant director

2010 GOSPOĐA VLADLENA, short documentary, director/writer

2008 THREE STORIES ABOUT SLEEPLESSNESS, feature film by Tomislav Radić, assistant director

My five favourite films

  1. Fin août, début septembre (1998)
    by Olivier Assayas
  2. Three Monkeys (2008)
    by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  3. Out of Nature (2014)
    by Ole Giæver and Marte Vold
  4. Hunger (2008)
    by Steve McQueen
  5. The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
    by Cătălin Mitulescu

Favourite scene I wrote

EXT. LOVRO’S PARENT’S APARTMENT, BALCONY – DAY – CROATIA 
Jasna is sitting on a plastic chair, drinking coffee and smoking. Lovro enters, sits next to her, rolls a cigarette and lights up. Jasna pours him some coffee into a cup.
JASNA
What did he say?
LOVRO
Nothing. 
Balcony is on the highest floor of the building, they are surrounded by rows of appartment buildings, we can hear kids playing in the park in front of the building. Jasna is worried.
JASNA
Will you drive him to the hospital? When
is it anyway?
LOVRO
Next week. I will.
JASNA
Well, at least he is eating.
LOVRO
He wants me to get him the watch.
JASNA
What watch?
LOVRO
Grandpa’s watch. 
Jasna is trying to comprehend this unusual request. 
JASNA
Why?
LOVRO
I don’t know. 
Again they keep silent.
LOVRO (CONT’D)
I talked to a stonemasonry company about
the renovation of your mother’s grave.
It’s not as expensive as I thought it’s
gonna be.
JASNA
What? Why? What company? Why?
LOVRO
Because the grave needs to be renovated.
JASNA
Why would we do that now? It’s expensive.
And why? 
Lovro doesn’t reply. Jasna understands. She becomes desperate, miserable, furious, helpless. At first she doesn’t know how to react. 
JASNA
So, you have buried him as well.
LOVRO
Mom, I haven’t “buried” him, don’t make
a scene. I just asked for the price.
JASNA
(becomes furious)
Of course. I am an idiot obviously. I
don’t even know what the doctor told you,
I don’t even want to know if you told me
everything! You obviously haven’t!
LOVRO
Oh come on, mom, I told you everything,
and this has nothing to do with it! I
talked to them long ago, about a week
or two ago…
JASNA
Two weeks ago?? And when were you
planning on telling me?
LOVRO
I’m telling you now, I didn’t have a
chance to tell you before…
JASNA
You are telling me now?? Great! It’s
really fantastic you are telling me now!
LOVRO
Oh, come on mom, don’t make a scene. I
don’t understand why are you mad now.
JASNA
You don’t understand why am I mad, do
you?? He is just waiting to die, and you
have already buried him! I can’t do this
any more! 
Lovro finally looses his temper and shouts back at Jasna.
LOVRO
And you are just sitting here and letting
him kill himself with alcohol!
JASNA
How can you say that? How dare you even
say that?
LOVRO
It’s the truth! Maybe you don’t want to
hear it, but that’s the truth! You are
letting him kill himself! That’s what you
are doing!
JASNA
And you? What are you doing? What have
you done? What do you expect from me?
What am I supposed to do in your
opinion? Huh? You are not here! You are
never here! You have no idea what is going
on! You are not here! You spoiled brat!
(she begins to cry)
You think you are helping him if you drop
by every now and then? Or help me? Huh?
You are not here at night! You are not
here during the hardest times!
LOVRO
(interrupts her)
I am spoiled? Right? I am spoiled? I’m
never here? I am here every single fucking
day!! How can you say I am never here? If
I am not here, then I wont be here! And you
manage on your own! 
Lovro leaves furiously.

My favourite film quote

“Private Witt: Do you ever feel lonely?Edward Welsh: Only around people.”


The Thin Red Line (1998)