August 9, 2016 oggitomic

Sarajevo Roses to premiere at the Sarajevo Film Festival

Documentary film “Sarajevo Roses” will be premiered at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF). Roger Richards, director from the USA, has completed the film in cooperation with the Cambridge based filmmaker, producer and director Oggi Tomic.Sarajevo Roses is a film essay told through the story of five different people who speak about the influence of war on the lives of people''. “Roger approached me several years ago, when I was working on my documentary, and asked me to join the team as a producer and cinematographer. I met Roger in 1994, when he was taking photographs in Sarajevo, and we got in touch via Facebook,” Tomic says. This film is contextually connected with his previous film “Finding Family”. When asked if he will continue seeking inspiration in the war Sarajevo, Tomic says: “I am trying to move away from that story because our city and our country have many positive stories that I am looking for to make my next documentary. I am sure that people, just like I do, want to turn towards the positive future and life instead of thinking about the nineties again and again.” Tomic accepted this film because the making of this film began 22 years ago and he wanted to help Roger finish the project and show the film to the BiH audience. “It was very interesting to meet the cello player from Sarajevo during the making of this film and many other people who participated in the making of this film,” says Tomić about the experience that the making of this film brought. He added that participation in the Sarajevo Film Festival is a great satisfaction. Amongst those attending Sarajevo Film Festival will be two-time Oscar-winning U.S. actor and producer Robert De Niro who will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to film on its opening night on Friday. ''Sarajevo Roses'' will be premiered on 14th August 2016 at Sarajevo Film Festival. The crew of the films consists of: Roger M. Richards (producer, director, editing, screenplay, director of photography), Oggi Tomic (Executive Producer and 2nd Unit Cinematographer), Peggy Meder and Zana Marjanović (producer), Mitty Griffis Mirrer (Co-executive Producer and Writer), Asim Haracic, Alexander Shesha, Milica Davies (music), Alex Germanotta (scenography), Vedran Smajlovic, Sanda Skrabic, Armin Oprasic, Sanela Tasic (roles). Harry Brown, Robert F. Wright, Emir Kapetanović and Harun Mehmedinović (Associate Producers).