While attending the high school ETS “Nikola Tesla” in Pancevo, Teodor started studying digital film production at SAE Institute based in London. His commitment originated in a family setting where painting, music and film have always played an important role in everyday life due to the need to visually express the experience of the world. In this way, through documentaries and fiction films, Teodor tries to find an expression that reflects exceptional circumstances such as a pandemic or death as a borderline experience that does not deny life. At the center of the event are a dramatic turnaround and, despite that, the will to last. The films “Dichotomized”, “Displaced”, “Just The Ticket” and “Laureatus” are dedicated to these topics. The recently awarded first prize for the film “Displaced” (ATUSS, Belgrade), as well as the film “Dichotomized” being in the Official Selection at the B3 Biennial of Moving Image Festival (Frankfurt), support the further translation of reality into art that compensates for the incompleteness of the world.
Teodor’s interests include various domains of filmmaking, from directing, through color grading and sound mixing to editing. This versatility provides security in understanding and dealing with people and thus (their) different realities.
The initial pitch at SAE Institute for “Dichotomized” was labeled as a “Suicide Greenlight”, professors thought it was impossible to firstly fit such a story into this short of a time frame, and secondly to even realize the project of this scale (being my first major work at SAE), especially at the time of the pandemic. Being 17, turning 18, at the time of pre-production didn’t help the case either.
Now, they believe anything is possible.