POZITIV FILM ZAGREB presents TOMISLAV MARTIĆ a film by ANTE ROZIĆ “FILMMAKER” VANJA DRACH PERO KVRGIĆ OLGA MARUŠEVSKI TOMISLAV PINTER IVO ŠKRABALO VLADO ŠTEFANČIĆ IVO ŠTIVIČIĆ ANTUN VRDOLJAK art director IVANA OŽETSKI executive producer JADRANKO PONGRAC sound recordist DEAN BJELINSKI film editor FILIP KARABELJ director of photography MIŠO OREPIĆ produced by SONJA JURJEVIĆ written and directed by ANTE ROZIĆ
Recognized and highly respected in every aspect of his long career – as a cinematographer, a director and an educator – Nikola Tanhofer has in his personality united many different talents and wide film expertise. For him, we can use the word that he himself made about his great predecessor Oktavijan Miletić. He was a filmmaker, not only a director or a cinematographer, but the one who makes movies…
Nikola Tanhofer was an innovator. A visionary. A cinematographer, a screenwriter and a director. A filmmaker. The founder of the department of film and television cinematography at the Academy of Theatre, Film and Television in Zagreb. A professor. Author of two books: The Film Photography, about the basics of cinematography techniques, and On Color, a cinematography textbook.
The autobiographical essay “Storyboard from 1945, or how I first smelled gunpowder”, was the basis of the script and the story about Nikola Tanhofer and the history of Croatian cinema.
By interspersing feature-film elements, based on the above mentioned essay, using the vox populi, and talking with Tanhofer’s contemporaries, we tell a story about the man and the times in which the first Croatian films were mad