Key Cast: Goran Šušljik, Jovanna Stojiljković, Adnan Hasković
Set against the backdrop of Late-Nineties Belgrade, TATA tells the story of Marko, a widower and single father, who is struggling to survive in the post war economic crisis. His main goal is to secure his daughter Azra’s future and to buy her a dress for prom, so far the most important day of her young life. After several unsuccessful attempts to earn honest money, Marko is forced to admit to a devil’s deal, in order to make the ultimate sacrifice for Azra.
Markus studied filmmaking at Vienna’s SAE Institute for Creative Media Education. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Filmmaking from SAE’s campus in Berlin via the Middlesex University of London. Directly out of school, Markus began working as an Assistant Camera Operator in documentary films. However, this did not entirely satisfy his creative appetite. The photographic aesthetic of motion pictures is “one of the most beautiful and interesting tools in evoking emotion from an audience.” So with the encouragement of his former professors, Markus moved to New York to study Cinematography. By virtue of his previous years of study, Markus arrived at the New York Film Academy with exemplary skills in visual story-telling and lighting. Through his various projects, which include: feature films, shorts, commercials, and music videos, Markus continues to develop his own style through unique lighting, framing and camera movement.