Some projects are more precious than others. More emotional.
And above all, more challenging but so worth fighting for.
What started out as a creative journey focused on photographing and documenting abandoned toys quickly became my favourite project FOREVER, YOUR TEDDY BEAR.
It took me three years to build it from scratch and after one huge disappointment about a year ago when our documentary series was cancelled due to the everchanging political situation in the country that always affects the television and film industry I decided to put everything on hold. I felt drained and above all sad.
What I didn't know at that time was the fact that all that terrible luck was actually one of the best things that have ever happened to me and to my project as well.
Today I am so grateful for that series of events because in the long run they made all this possible. And more.
One night while we were editing BONTON episodes in ZAGREB, I talked to my friend JANJA about some future projects and we touched the fragile subject of Forever, your teddy bear. I have no idea what happend in my mind at that moment but I literally screamed from excitement - we're gonna film them no matter what and make Youtube the broadcasting platform.
And then Janja said - it should be called GEOGRAPHY OF TENDERNESS because you want to make it a global project. - I immediately fell in love with the title and decided to rename it. From there on things progressed quite quickly.
I was overexcited and hyped about it.
And so we started planning everything.
This weekend we filmed the first episode and it features my dearest friend BRANKA (who is also the official translator for the entire Geography of tenderness series) and her beloved TRESIREP.
I chose her story for the pilot of this documentary series because years ago, when I was just starting out with the idea, she happily said yes to being photographed with her favourite old toy without doubting the project for a second.
I can't wait to show you their story.
I can't wait for you to see it.