Una Kreso. Scriptwriter. Director. Cameraman. Editor.
I was born in 1991, a few months before my country of birth, Yugoslavia, fell apart. I grew up in the Netherlands, where I soon found out about my fascination for storytelling. I decided to join the Art Academy St. Joost in Breda and took the opportunity to experiment through all kinds of media. I believe storytelling gives us different perspectives and views that can bring people closer to each other. And because the moving image is one of the most powerful mediums to bring these stories to an audience, I have decided to go down the road of filmmaking.
Film is not just a method to deliver a message, it is a way to connect people, to bring the world closer to you, to fascinate you, to incite you, to encourage you, to make you wonder and to make you think. My immigrant background plays a huge rol in the things I do and the stories I tell. It is this perspective, through the eyes of the outsider, that forms the establishment within my work and that inspires me to write fiction.
After graduating from the St. Joost academy in Breda, I have earned my Master's Degree in Scriptwriting at the RITCS in Brussels. I fell in love with this city, the diversity of places, people, cultures and languages.
For the last few years I have been working as a freelance filmmaker, focusing on writing scripts, directing shorts, filming documentaries and promotional video's, editing, working for film festivals and helping out on set. Currently I am part of Het Grensoverschrijvend Collectief, working together with co-writers Amina Hatim and Nele Vandael. We are now working on our first television series "Chicago", with the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.
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