Macedonian Film Agency Director, Mimi Gjorgoska Ilievska Attended The Filming Of “Grandfather And Grandson”



Shooting of the first feature film by Ilija Piperkovski from Ohrid is near the end. On 11th May, the filming was attended by the Director of the Macedonian Film Agency, Ms. Mimi Gjorgoska Ilievska and representatives of the Council of the Municipality of Ohrid.

The Director of the Macedonian Film Agency noted: For me it is a celebration every shooting of new Macedonian film. Today even more, because the movie “Grandpa and grandson” is realizing in Ohrid and is the only feature film in Macedonian cinematography, after the film by Diitar Osmanli “Quiet Summer”, which are entirely shot in Ohrid, said Gjorgoska Ilievska.

Piperkovski is satisfied with the production process and cooperation with the crew members with whom he is working on the realization of his debut work and pointed out that: Shooting began on 21st April, in the same house in the core of the old city of Ohrid, where in 1961, was filmed the movie “Quiet Summer”. These are the best days of my life. I am very glad that we have a very good material, great concept and idea about how we want to show the Ohrid as city. At the same time I am sad, because we come to the end of filming. Next phase is post-production and I hope that we will have a successful Macedonian film, said director Piperkovski. 

The roles in the film are interpret by Dejan Lilic, Salaetin Bilal, Daniela Ivanovska, Goran Stojanovski and other actors. On the shooting of today's scenes, took part 12-year-old boy from Ohrid, Naum Cvetkoski, from primary school “Hristo Uzunov”, who said that for him it’s a wonderful experience to be in a movie with famous actors. 

The realization of the film is in production of Pandora box, in cooperation with Dream Factory, and Alien Films from Romania and has a budget of around 400.000 Eur, most of which, in amount of 260.000 Eur is provided by the Macedonian Film Agency.

Producer is Ognen Antonov, director of photography is Patron Paunescu Romania, set designer is Vladimir Zafirkoski and costume designer Zaklina Krstevska.

Filming which began in April, takes place on location Saraishte, Kaneo and the streets of the old town in Ohrid and producer Ognjen Antonov sent a huge thank you to all the citizens of Ohrid for their patience and help.

According to the plans of production, the film will be premiered in February 2018 in Ohrid.

Macedonian director Ilija Piperkovski, who lives and works in Bucharest, where he is at the postgraduate studies at the National Academy for Theater and Film, previously shot the short film “Matasari”, documentary “Me and my life without some things”, “Purgatory of the soul” and documentary-feature film “The last Macedonian - The road to extinction”.