Stefan Milosavljević

Scriptwriter

Born:

10.07.1987, Kruševac (Serbia)

Education: 

Bachelor of Arts in Cinematography at The Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade

Place of Residence:

Belgrade (Serbia)

Writes in Languages:

Serbian, English

Biography

Stefan Milosavljević spent most of his childhood watching TV. In high school he started distinguishing good movies from bad and decided to study cinematography instead of directing because Robert Rodriguez had said: “… If you’re creative and technical, you’re unstoppable.”

In film school he met a directing major with whom he made a bunch of short films, and their collaboration continues on a feature film BELL ZERO, which is to be finished in 2018.

Writing, shooting and directing films is what he wants to do.

Sample of previous work

Projects in development

NULTO ZVONO / BELL ZERO

feature fiction
developed script

A thirty year old history teacher doesn’t know how to be an adult, stuck between his overprotective mother and alcoholic father.

Attached to the project: co-writer, director, producer, co-producer
Looking for: not looking for the additional partners

Keywordsdysfunctional family, trauma, psychic

LUCIDNI KAPETAN / CAPTAIN LUCIDITY

short fiction
first draft of the script

A family of three starts practicing lucid dreaming. Father starts indulging in too many dream sexual escapades which becomes a heavy burden in the waking life.

Attached to the project: director
Looking for: producer

Keywordslucid dreaming, addiction, sex

More from Projects

Filmography and Awards

2016 BEE STUNG IN BIG LITTLE BEES, short fiction, co-writer/cinematographer/editor – Bašta Fest in Bajina Bašta: Special Award
2011 THE OTHER SHORE, short fiction, co-writer/cinematographer/editor – Student Film Festival in Belgrade: Award for Best Serbian short, Cinema City Festival in Novi Sad: Award for Best Serbian Film Up to 10.000 bucks
2010 EVERGREEN, documentary short, cinematographer/editor
2010 GOD SENT HIM TO PUT UP THE NETS ON THE WINDOWS, documentary short, cinematographer/editor

My five favourite films

  1. Rounders (1998)
    by John Dahl
  2. Brick (2005)
    by Rian Johnson
  3. No Country for Old Men (2007)
    by Ethan and Joel Coen
  4. There Will Be Blood (2007)
    by Paul Thomas Anderson
  5. Kill Bill (2003)
    by Quentin Tarantino

Favourite scene I wrote

INT. STUDIO APARTMENT – NIGHT
BILL and JOE are friends having a conversation.
BILL
… It’s a two and a half hour ride…
And every time I see life so clearly.
As if I’m looking at my life laid out
on a table in front of me in a dark room,
with just a spotlight shining down on
the table top… Like you can only see
what’s on the table. And that is my
life there… I’m fucking it up with
this analogy. Point is: it’s all clear
to me. What mistakes I’ve made by being
myself and who I have to become in order
to not make any more mistakes. And it
doesn’t scare me becoming that person
because it is all logical, I see exactly
what I have to do. And then I get there,
get off the bus and before I leave the
bus station it stops being clear. It
becomes all fucked up again with no
reason, no rhyme, no cause, no effect.
Just shit sloshing in my head… But
while the bus is on the highway, I’m
good.
JOE
You say it like it’s weird that that
happens.
BILL
How is it not weird? It’s the same
fucking brain capable of deciphering
life at one time and incapable of the
same thing 45 minutes later. Fucking
how?
JOE
You are just giving the explanation of
why people love to travel… That is
the reason why people love to travel.
Because their lives are on hold then.
BILL
I thought about that. While on the bus.
I thought about how I’m probably more
relaxed because I’m going back home,
where my parents are, and my home town,
which feels like a safe place to me. So
I thought that it relaxes me enough to
allow for my brain to function on a
higher level. Like certain capacity of
my brain that is used for being afraid
of walking down the street and entering
buildings, is being re-assigned to help
with thinking about shit, when I’m on the
bus. But then when I get there it fucking
goes away.
JOE
Maybe.
BILL
I’m not explaining it well.
JOE
I was gonna say you are, but… I
don’t know if you are. How can I know?!
What I am trying to say is that…
People like to travel because of what
you described. That clear headed feeling.
They think it is because they are excited
to see the pyramids or some cathedral or
whatever, but it’s not. They enjoy going
to something, looking out the window of
whatever vehicle they’re on. Because that
is when their lives are on hold, and they
can see them laid out before them on that
table, like you said… It’s easy then.
When you are not yet there where you are
headed. So, yes, your brain is freed up
from thinking about most things.
Especially if you are not the one driving.
Then you can really let go, and just
maintain your breathing. But as soon as
you get there, you have to think about
things like moving your legs for walking
and then crossing the street, going into
a store.
BILL
Sure.
JOE
Traveling is actually like a time for
making plans… Rather than relaxing.
That’s why I always thought the saddest
deaths are the ones that happen on the
road… I think dying in a car crash is
a really horrific way for a life to end.
Car crash, plane crash, train crash…
Because whenever you are going somewhere
you are kind of hoping for the best,
thinking that clear headed shit and then
fucking BOOM. That is sad to me, when
somebody doesn’t get where they are going.
After they get there it is fine if they
die, but not while in transit… Dark way
to go.
BILL
You are right that it’s a feeling…
More than a thought process. Because I
can recall the thoughts I’ve had on the
bus, and go through them again and they
don’t make as much sense as they did the
first time… Because it becomes real.
Like: “Go do that which you have thought
of.” It becomes too real. It still makes
sense, but I start coming up with excuses
why it doesn’t, because I am confronted
with it. It becomes real then… You nailed
it. Traveling is your life on hold.
JOE
It is as if it has something to do with
the movement as well. Like you feel the
inertia of the bus in your bones and it
becomes the inertia of your fate. When
the bus stops moving, your fate gets
lazy… It basically boils down to
laziness. You are a lazy asshole, is all.
BILL
Yeah… Do you know anyone who died in
a car crash?
JOE
Don’t think so…
BILL
I can’t think of anyone that I know…
JOE
Actually… I mean, I didn’t know this
guy, but he was a son of a woman who
lived next door, and he died in a car
crash… He got really fucked up, too.
They buried him in a metal coffin,
which was welded shut. That’s what they
do in the morgue, when the body is too
cut up… He was test driving a car at
night. Speeding like a fucking asshole
to see how to car handles, probably. I
mean, how dumb does one have to be?!
BILL
A welded shut coffin… What in the fuck?!
JOE
Yeah. That’s the first time I’d heard
of that.
They shut up for a while, thinking about the coffin.

My favourite film quote

“Throw one at me if you want, hash head. I’ve got all five senses and I slept last night, that puts me six up on the lot of you.”

Brick (2005)