Translating creativity

“Before I even knew how to formulate or even think about who I am, the need to express and create was by far the strongest recognizable impulse that was void of usual social constructs.” – Milena Zdravkovic

Interview Milena Zdravkovic: concept artist, art director, producer
Author: Natasa Dinic

Concept Artists for film help bring director’s ideas and visions to life with their artwork.

We had a great pleasure to interview film concept artist veteran Milena Zdravkovic, the Serbian born, based in Vancouver (Canada) who has worked on multiple Hollywood productions such as I, Robot (2004), 2012 (2009), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), RoboCop (2014), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), Star Trek Beyond (2016), Predator (2018), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Lost in Space (2019)and recently and most notably the fourth installment of a groundbreaking The Matrix anthology.

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Duel With Your Own Shadow

Henry Hill’s legendary confession line from the beginning of The Goodfellas: “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster”, to a large extent also referenced Martin Scorsese’s personality. It remains noted that his childhood spent on the sidewalks of New York could easily draw him to the crime world. He never hid his fascination with characters from that milieu. He was shown two more avenues of life – through the Catholic Church and through the cinema. Choosing the latter will result in one of the most widely acclaimed oeuvres in film history.

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The Joey Project

“Last month we watched the fires rage in Australia, witnessed the devastation of lost habitat, wounded animals, exhausted fire fighters and volunteers.” – Ura Jones

Here on the rainy west coast of Canada, I wanted to do something, anything – to contribute a small drop of help, of hope. So I joined a global collective of crafters and began to sew Joey pouches for the millions of orphaned marsupials. I am happy to have created 102 pouches in various sizes; may they provide a small comfort to help these animals survive.

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