The Zillion film is a production company founded February 22nd 1996. by Lazar Ristovski, the well-known Serbian actor and producer to produce the movie "The White Suit", with a budget of
During the years Zillion Film successfully produced and co-produced 18 movies. Several of them where supported by Euroimages. Zillion Film is the most successful production company in Serbia according to the number of movies it produced and the number of participations it’s movies have taken at well known international festivals.
Zillion Film is also a publishing company. For the Belgrade premier of “The White Suit”, Zillion Film published the homonymous novel written by Lazar Ristovski. Zillion also published a collection of the most beautifull love poems called “Antology of Serbian Love Poetry” prepared by Lazar Ristovski and Bozo Koprivica. For the purposes of the collection Lazar Ristovski interpretated a selection of 20 poems and recorded an audio CD that comes along with a book of poetry.
Zillion Film offers co-production services for shooting and preperation of feature films, shorts, documentaries, TV serias, and commercials over Serbia and Montenegro territory. We are doing script and project development, location scouting, casting, budgeting, shooting plans, script breakdowns as well as all kind of organization and logistic services. Five years ago Zillion Film extended its activities on shooting commercial and promo videos for TV and web purposes.
EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY MEMBER
Born in Yugoslavia on October 26, 1952. After finishing Teachers High School, he graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts of the University of Belgrade as an actor, He has appeared on stage about 4000 times. He has also starred in over 70 films, TV series and TV dramas, mostly in lead roles. Lazar Ristovski is the sole owner of Zillion Film Company - www.zillionfilm.com
His most important film roles : 2016. TRAIN DRIVER'S DIARY
/Miloš Radovic / 2016. ON THE OTHER SIDE
/Zrinko Ogresta/lead role 2016. 2016 Auf kurze Distanz
(TV Movie)-Philipp Kadelbach 2016. Panta Draskic cena casti
(TV Movie) Petar Ristovski 2015. Za kralja i otadzbinu
Radoš Bajic 2015. Bicemo prvaci sveta
Darko Bajic 2014. November Man
- Roger Donaldson 2013. Ravna Gora
(TV Series) Radoš Bajic 2013. Along the Roadside
Zoran Lisinac 2013 “The Priest’s Children"
2011. The White Lions by Lazar Ristovski lead role
2009 HONEYMOONS by Goran Paskaljević
2009 SAINT GEORGE SHOOT THE DRAGON - by Srđan Dragojević - lead role
2009 DEVIL’S TOWN by Vladimir Paskaljevic
2007 S.O.S.- by Slobodan Sijan - lead role
2006 The Optimist’s - by Goran Paskaljevic- coproducer and lead actor
2006 Tomorrow Morning - by Oleg Novkovic- producer and actor
2006 A Tailor’s Secret - by Milos Avramovic – producer and actor
2005 Well Tempered Corpses by Benjamin Filipovic (lead role)
2004 Midwinter Night's Dream by Goran Paskaljevic (lead role and co-producer)
2004 Falling Into Paradise by Milos Radovic (lead role and co-producer)
2004 The King of Thieves by Ivan Fila (in German) (lead role)
2003 Small World by Milos Radovic (lead role)
2002 Little Night Music by Dejan Zecevic (producer)
2001 Boomerang by Dragan Marinkovic (lead role and producer)
Berlin Film Festival – Panorama section
1999 The White Suit
-An auteur film by Ristovski (director, writer, lead actor, and producer)
-Opening night at the Cannes Film Festival in the Critics Week program
-“The White Suit” was the Yugoslav entry for the Oscar Awards in the U.S.
-Award for “the Art film” - Gibelina - Italy
-Panorama of European Cinema Athens - won Best Film of the European Competition
-Mostra de Valencia - won Best Photography - Milirad Glusica
1998 The Powder Keg (Cabaret Balkan in US) by Goran Paskaljevic
-Best European Film (FIPRESCI) and Best Film in all categories by the Critics at Venice Film Festival (lead role)
1998 Goodbye 20th Century a Macedonian film by Darko Mitreski and Aco Popovski (lead role)
1998 The Second Wife by Ugo Kiti (a Cecchi Gori Group production, in Italian) (lead role)
-In competition at the Venice Film Festival
1997 Rage by Slobodan Skerlic (lead role)
1996 Balkan Rules by Darko Bajic (lead role)
1995 Underground by Emir Kusturica
The lead role (Blacky)
The film was awarded the Palme D'Or (Golden Palm) at the Cannes Film Festival.
1992 Tito and Me by Goran Markovic (lead role)
1993 Byzantine Blue by Dragan Marinkovic (lead role)
1991 The Original of Forgery by Dragan Kresoja (lead role)
1990 The Frontier by Zoran Masirevic (lead role)
1988 Tempering of the Steel by Zelimir Zilnik (lead role)
1988 The Bizarre Country by Dragan Marinkovic (lead role)
1985 Jazol by Kiril Cenevski (lead role)
1984 Zadarski Memento by Joakim Marusic (lead role)
1983 Igmanski Mars by Zdravko Sotra (lead role)
1981 Svetozar Markovic by Eduard Galic (lead role)
1977 The Hunt by Zivoin Pavlovic (lead role)
2011. The White Lions by Lazar Ristovski
1999 “The White Suit”
- This film had its opening night at the Cannes film festival in the Critics Week program.
- “The White Suit” was Yugoslav candidate for The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Award.
• Awarded for “the Art film”-Gibelina-Italy.
• Panorama Of European Cinema Athens-won Best Film of the European Competition.
• Mostra de Valensia-won Best Photography-Milirad Glusica.
1998 “Movie Star”- Short feature film. (22`)
2016 “ON THE OTHER SIDE”- Zrinko Ogresta-coproducer
2015 “Narodni heroj Ljiljan Vidić”-Ivan Goran Vitez-coproducer
2013 “The Priest’s Children" - Vinko Bresan - coproducer
2011 “The White Lions" - by Lazar Ristovski
2009 “Saint George shoots the Dragon” - Srdjan Dragojevic
2006 “The Optimist’s” - Goran Paskaljevic
2006 “Tomorrow Morning” - Oleg Novkovic
2006 “Tailor’s secret” - Milos Avramovic
2004 “Midwinter Night`s Dream” - Goran Paskaljevic
2004 “Falling into Paradise” - Milos Radovic
2002 “Little Night Music” - Director-Dejan Zečevic
2001 “Boomerang” - Dragan Marinković- Berlinale-Panorama
1999 “The White Suit”- Lazar Ristovski – Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival.
Lazar Ristovskihas written two novels, an anthology of Serbian love poetry and a book of stories:
-The White Suit
- How I won "Oscar"
- Simple stories