Paša Petrović

Scriptwriter

Born:

28.10.1989, Beograd (Serbia)

Education: 

M.A. Theatre Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

B.A. Play- and Screenwriting, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade, Serbia

Place of Residence:

Berlin (Germany)

Writes in Languages:

Serbian, English, German

Biography

Drawing from an array of influences, ranging from pulpy detective novels to lowbrow art, Pasa Petrovic uses a mixture of pitch-black humor and supernatural elements in her works to paint a grim, hopeless world, inhabited with a gallery of colorful characters who are resolute to go against the hand they’ve been dealt. She is currently focused on wrapping up her Master’s Degree Studies, and simultaneously finishing the first draft of her full-length directorial debut. Currently resides in Berlin.

Sample of previous work

Projects in development

РУСАЛКА / RUSALKA

feature animated
first draft of the script

A young immigrant woman develops an unhealthy obsession with her neighbor, whom she believes to be a Black Metal legend in hiding.

Attached to the project: director
Looking for: producer

Keywords: animation, music, neo noir, romance, underground subculture, class struggle, clash of cultures

ПОГРЕШАН БРОЈ / HALO OF FLIES

feature fiction
synopsis

A sleeper agent is activated and embarks on a string of assassinations, even though the organization that created him stopped existing decades ago.

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

Keywords: mind control, secret societies, action hero, conspiracy theories, subliminal messages, hallucinations, manhunt

БОГ МРЗИ КУКАВИЦЕ / GOD HATES COWARDS

feature fiction
first draft of the script

A small-town priest finds out that the Devil has come back to Earth, and attempts to lure him out for a confrontation.

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

Keywords: orthodox christianity, antihero, martyrdom, occultism, demonic possesion, apocalypse, mass hysteria

More from Projects

Filmography and Awards

2015 KOMMISSARIN HELLER, TV film by Christiane Balthasar, second assistant director
2012-2013 MY HERO, humanitarian TV Format, assistant writer

My five favourite films

  1. Manhunter (1986)
    by Michael Mann
  2. Robocop (1987)
    by Paul Verhoeven
  3. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    by Charles Laughton
  4. Extreme Prejudice (1987)
    by Walter Hill
  5. Deliverance (1972)
    by John Boorman

Favourite scene I wrote

EXT. JOVAN’S LIVING ROOM – DAY
Jovan and Kosta are sitting at the table and playing poker. Jovan puts another crumpled bill on the pile. 
JOVAN 
All in. 
KOSTA 
Fuck it, I can‟t follow. 
Jovan grins and gestures at Kosta’s face. 
JOVAN 
C’mon, be a man. 
Kosta hesitates for a moment. Then he produces a handkerchief from his breast pocket. He takes out his dentures, wraps them gingerly into the cloth, and puts it on the table with the rest of the pot. 
JOVAN 
Good lad. Now, show ’em. 
KOSTA 
(laying two times two cards
on the table) 
Two Pair. 
JOVAN 
(slams cards down on the table)
Hah! A Full House! 
Jovan scoops all the winnings from the table, including the teeth. Kosta looks on in dismay. 
JOVAN 
I thank you for this little morale
boost, but now I must go. Better
luck next time. 
KOSTA 
(covering his mouth with his
hand)
Don’t be like that. Give it back! 
JOVAN 
No. I won it. Fair and square. 
KOSTA 
Come on… Please… 
JOVAN 
Nope. 
KOSTA 
Can you at least loan them to me
until tomorrow, I’m shooting a
close-up! 
JOVAN 
I’ll think about it. But now I
gotta run. 
Jovan moves to the door, but Kosta blocks his path, still awkwardly covering his mouth. 
KOSTA 
Mate, seriously. 
Jovan pretends to let out an exasperated sigh and produces the wrapped dentures from his coat pocket. 
JOVAN 
Okay, fine. One condition – you
have to say a tongue twister.
Listen up: “Sister Susie sat on
the sea shore sewing shirts for
sailors.” 
He grins at the still-toothless Kosta. 
JOVAN 
Now you try it. 
KOSTA 
Eat shit. 
JOVAN 
You’re no fun. 
He gives him the handkerchief. Kosta grabs it, turns away from him and starts readjusting his teeth. 

My favourite film quote

“And I thought, if I survive all of this, I’d go to that house, apologize to the mother there, and accept whatever punishment she chose for me. Prison… death… didn’t matter. Because at least in prison and at least in death, you know, I wouldn’t be in fuckin’ Bruges. But then, like a flash, it came to me. And I realized, fuck man, maybe that’s what hell is: the entire rest of eternity spent in fuckin’ Bruges.”

In Bruges (2008)