Dean Roksandic - Breakfast

1:45, 2006, Other
Short film inspired by the poem "Breakfast" by Jacques Prevert.
It is depiction of despair and sadness between two people.
DirectorDean Roksandic - BembelembeProducerDean Roksandic - BembelembeWriterDean Roksandic - Bembelembe, Jacques PerevertCameraDean Roksandic - BembelembeEditorDean Roksandic - BembelembeCrewDarko Bakliza, actor



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Who is Dean Bembelembe Roksandic?
I"m 31 years old, born and living in Zagreb, Croatia. I finished School of Design, Faculty of Architecture at University of Zagreb.
I"m freelance graphic designer and illustrator.
My pseudonym is BEMBELEMBE.

Your film is about?
My short film is inspired by the poem "Breakfast" by Jacques Prevert. It is depiction of despair and sadness between two people.

How did you start with film? And do you have an educational background in art or film?
I started 13 years ago at Colledge (school of Design, Faculty of Architecture). There I had 3-year courses in photography and film. There I discovered my passion about film and film-making.

Could you explain how you work, what themes or concepts and what is important to you?
The main concept is to enjoy working on some project. I usually make everything apart of acting. That means directing and editing. My projects are very small and usually involves max 3 people. With those parameters I try to produce something short, effective visually and narrative.

How does content relate to the form of your film?
For me, content is always in relation to the form. Sometimes content is shaped to express form and sometimes form is derived from content. If I make something in non relation, then it"s only for the short effect in the film.

How did the film come about? Everything (carefully) planned or more intuitive?
More intuitive. In film I"m not that careful in planning the absolute detail. Later I"m usually sorry for that because when I edit, I see errors and holes.

How do you finance your projects (by yourself, sponsors or subsidy)?
Always myself. My projects are extremely low budget.

New Media; a challenge for film makers?
Of course. Although I"m classical in approaching to film, I embrace the new medias.

How does the internet influence contemporary art in general according to you?
Very much because it is accessible to more people... But it also gives the flood of very bad work because of it"s simplicity and accessibility.

What possibilities of the web are yet to be explored? Which dangers do you see ahead?
The danger is the quality. Too many non-competent people think that making art is for everybody. If you wish to see some good short films, you have to see many crap before you stumble upon something genius and truly inspiring.

YouTube? Why or why not?
The "not" I stated in previous question:answer. The "yes" is for chance to see stuff you

Never dreamed to see. Someone can find everything for his taste.

Does your work often circle the festival circuits, and do you visit festivals regularly?
I attend several film festivals in Zagreb. The top of my list is Animafest (festival about animation) and Zagreb Film festival.

Do you often meet and discuss with other film makers through the internet?
No. Never. I don"t have time for that. I prefer that in person.

How influential is the reaction to your film by the audience?
Quite influential. I always love to hear what I"ve done good and what I could have improved. That can shape my next project in some way.

What is your next project about?
I don"t know yet. I"d like to create another stop-motion short animation film.


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