The Heroine’s Journey of Vedrana Egon

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

The creative freedom. Travels. Collaboration with creative minds alike. Watching the transformation from the page to the screen. The whole creative process which is quite fascinating and exhilarating. The fact that every day is a different, unique experience. Plus I get the power to punch, kill or ridicule the type of characters I deplore in real life if I wish to do so, so I get to have the last word or you can say I get to play God, which is always fun.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

Here. Now.

Any time I am in a city by the sea or surrounded by nature in general. Any time good company, good food, champagne and arts are involved.

What is my greatest fear?


What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

Fear (of death).

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

There are a lot of them, but to name a few: Godard, Jarmusch, Agnes Warda, Michael Heneke, Wes Anderson.

What is my greatest extravagance?

My life.

On what occasion would I lie?


What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

Not knowing where and when the money for the financing of the projects will come.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

Right now.

My boyfriend Guillaume Campanacci and I wrote several scripts together and this summer we were able to direct and act in our first feature film together, which was shot in the south of France. It is times like those that make me the happiest; when I am collaborating with artists I love and admire and whose style compliments mine.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

My worried mind.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

Watching “Whenever I’m Alone With You”, (a feature film I conceived and produced with Guillaume) transform from the page to the big screen.

What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me?

They are just words. The true power always lies within the artist. If you have something to say, the way will find you.

Where would I most like to live?

Paris. Or, by the sea.

What is my most treasured possession?

I am terribly romantic and sentimental, so I still collect personal memorabilia (photographs, postcards, love letters,  poems, sketches, doodles, used concert tickets and theatre stubs, wine corks, etc.) despite my Sarajevan war experience which quickly taught me the impermanence of things at the very young age. Or maybe I collect because of it, for the same reason I make films, music or write-to steal moments, (to remind myself that I’m human and that I am alive), to build upon my life and leave some footprint behind, extend it a moment further into the future.

What is my most marked characteristic?

The need to be gently caressed and spoken sweet nothings to.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

I have several cities I call “my own”, but in that sense, usually nature and old, beautiful architecture inspire me the most.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

Anywhere where good seafood and champagne is served.

What books influenced my life and how?

“The Little Prince”, for the magic. “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”, for the truth and beauty of the words. “The Master and Margarita”, “Crime and Punishment”, “The Stranger”, 1984, “Steppenwolf” for the subject matters and their main protagonists, “Fools Rush In” for the R’n’R, bravery, perseverance and the beauty of the human soul & “Mama Leone” for the poetry.

Who are my favorite writers?

Camus, Dostoevsky, Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, Kundera, Ionesco, Beckett, Miljenko Jergovic, Neruda, Sarajlic, Sartre, E.E. Cummings, Yevtushenko, Poe, Sylvia Plath, John Berger, Bukowski, Wilde, Camus, Orwell, Kafka, Nabokov, Nietzsche, Virginia Wolf, Marquez, Borges, J.D. Salinger, Bulgakov, etc.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

The music of Tom Waits, The Cure, Joy Division, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Fiona Apple, Bright Eyes, Billie Holiday, Scott Walker, Nick Cave, The Clash, Radiohead, Josipa Lisac, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Diamanda Galas, etc.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Holly Golightly.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My mother.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

400 Blows, Breathless, Amarcord, Cinema Paradiso, Come and see.

What role plays art in my life and work?

Life is Art, Art is Life.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My partner in crime, my love Guillaume Campanacci.

Whom would I like to work with in 2017?

Well, 2017. is almost over but in 2018. I hope to continue working with the creative people I love and admire.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017?

Godard, Jarmusch, Heneke, Agnes Warda, Tim Burton, Wes Anderson.

What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on?

On the post production of “Whenever I’m Alone With You” and a film with Robert De Niro.

Where can you see me or my work in 2017?

As I have said earlier, 2017. is almost over, but “Whenever I’m Alone With You” will be in cinemas in 2018. Look for it! 🙂

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

Art is Life, Life is Art.

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?

Guillaume Campanacci, my boyfriend.

Alen Halj, my best friend.

How can you contact me:

Facebook: Vedrana Egon

Instagram: Missarajevo & La Petite Mort Productions



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