Tripwire’s Editor-at-Large, Miloš Mitrovič, is kicking off 2020 with the premier of his first feature film ‘Tapeworm’ for the annual Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Slamdance runs adjacent to Sundance and has famously kickstarted the careers of many notable filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan (Inception), Rian Johnson (Star Wars the Last Jedi) and Bong Joon Ho (Parasite).
This will be the 3rd film festival showing Tapeworm, having previously premiered in Canada at the Vancouver Film Festival and in Europe at the Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia.
Now that Miloš is semi-famous, we figured we’d join the likes of Variety Magazine by conducting an interview of our own:
Tell us about Your feature, Tapeworm
Sure, Tapeworm is a film that follows the loosely connected lives of 5 people. We shot it between September 2017 and August 2018 and in no way did it interfere with my work at Tripwire. (laughter)
Congratulations on being accepted into Slamdance. Is this why you grew a beard?
How long have you been making films?
About 10 years. I’ve written, edited and directed a bunch of films along with my partner Fabian Velasco. Tapeworm is our first feature film but before this we’ve created a bunch of shorts like Imitations, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and a short film “The Champ” was a staff pick on Vimeo.
How has your artistic work influenced your work at Tripwire?
I’m a huge fan of all movies and documentaries, they influence me in a lot of ways. My experimental filmmaking allows me to try new things, learn, and apply certain aspects of what I learn into client work.
What video would you say is a good example of an edit that’s been informed by your artistic work?
Manitoba Beef. It’s my favourite video created at Tripwire so far. It was a story about Manitoba grasslands and the ecosystem balance between grazing animals and other wildlife. We experimented with a lot of environmental sound effects and on-set sound. I learned more about how great sound editing makes the video more complete and tells a story in a more impactful way.
Do you have any other projects planned for 2020?
No, we just completed Tapeworm and I’m still showing it at festivals, so it’s hard to plan what’s next. Whatever it is, it’s going to be feature length and we’ll attempt to get more funding.
Goodluck at Slamdance.
Written by Jason Krahn, Digital Strategy Manager