Australian actor of Bosnian descent plans new film

2016-05-02 12:33:13

An Australian actor of Bosnian descent, Reshad Strik, has announced that he is preparing to shoot his first film as director.

Australian actor of Bosnian descent plans new film
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Apart from acting in Turkish television series, Strik in the recent past has also been featured in two Hollywood movies.

In an interview with Anadolu Agency Saturday, he said the movie will be about a family's life in a village in Prusac during World War I and II, the communism era and the Bosnian war in the 20th century, Strik said.

The full-length film will be adapted from the book of Bosnian author Edin Krehic, "Jednog dana doci cu, oce", which in English means “One day I will come dad”.

Strik said he plans to shoot the movie in August this year with actors and actresses from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Germany, Austria and England.

He said Bosnia and Herzegovina had witnessed many wars in its history and there are many sad stories about the country.

"Despite the fact that there are so many heroes in Bosnia too, however, nobody tends to tell these stories because of policy," he said.

For example, Strik said, no one wanted to feature the story of Naser Oric on cinema, who is described by Bosnians as a legendary commander in the Bosnian war.

"I think this is about the policy because people are scared. As a result, Bosnians do not make role model movies. Majority of the stories is about the victims," he said.

Reshad Strik was born on June 22, 1981, in the Australian city of Canberra. His father is Bosnian and his mother is from Australia.

He has a university degree from the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art.

After graduation, he acted in an Australian television series, Blue Heelers and Headland.

In 2006, he went to the U.S. and acted in two Hollywood movies, The Hills Have Eyes 2 and Newcastle.

In 2013, Strik arrived in Turkey and acted in the recently famous Turkish television series, Dirilis Ertugrul and Filinta.

Anadolu Agency