Izabela Jakimova also known as Izabela Pan. Born 09.01.1998 in Skopje, North Macedonia. An actress, writer, producer and an activist for human rights and equality.
What is the best thing that I love about my work?
I love the dynamics and pace that my profession offers. I want to be constantly in someone else’s shoes and to have the opportunity to constantly experience new and new feelings and emotions. I am happy and fulfilled when I create, and my profession is the main one for that!
What is my idea of happiness?
Happiness is something we seek all our lives but never manage to grasp in order to have it forever. We will be happy to learn that happiness is momentary and that happiness will only exist if suffering exists. That knowledge taught me to live every moment and to pass more easily through the darkness knowing that light awaits me.
What is my greatest fear?
Me drunk. That’s why I don’t drink.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
I want to strengthen my characteristic of constantly giving in, and that stems from some of my strange tendencies to find understanding for everything and anything. I am also often labeled as an owerworking person which is not far from the truth, but I have to find a way to control it because it has its consequences.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
I am Sandra Bullock’s fan. But the people who have given me lasting knowledge and something that has made me such a person are my academy professors for whom I have a very high opinion of most of them and respect. They are primarily Kristina Lelovac, Ana Stojanoska, Suzana Kirandziska, Sinolicka Trpkova Meles ….
What is my greatest extravagance?
On what occasion would I lie?
In a situation in which I do so there will be no lasting or fatal consequences. Everyone will be safe and that will only contribute to a productive course of events.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
Delays and disorganization.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
I am always happy when I work.
If I could, what would I change about myself?
I would not change anything but in the future I would pay more attention to certain of my habits and characteristics.
What is my greatest achievement in work?
There are many things I am proud to have done or participated in. One of those things is the “Golden Plaque” award for best role in a short film, the children’s series of which I was the author and producer and the chance to be the first youth European ambassador in my country for gender equality and human rights.
I am proud of the children’s drama studio where I worked and I had the opportunity to educate children. I am proud of my first film project “Here I am” in which I worked production, and the film deals with LGBTI topic which is still taboo in our country and I am especially proud to be the holder of the last, for now, project entitled “Mammoth” which will be the first of this type of project in my country and deals with the topic of HIV. This is the Instagram page where you can follow us https://www.instagram.com/mamutot/
Also would like to share a link from a piece of a theater play where I was the main character and It is a project that I also adore soo much:
Where would I most like to live?
I do not know a specific place where I would like to live, but I know where I want to spend my old age, that’s the place Giethorn in the Netherlands.
What is my most treasured possession?
The necklace of the love of my life and my cat.
What is my most marked characteristic?
Positive, valuable and full of ideas. At least I heard that about myself.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
There is one place from which you can see the whole city. I go there when I’m upset and I need time for myself. In fact, that time is the most important thing for me to recharge my batteries and be able to continue.
What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?
I go to places where I feel safe and places where I feel good energy and where I have good memories (Short Buss, Gluvo Kuce – my faves)
What books influenced my life and how?
The trilogy of Yuval Noah Harari! Everyone should read that set of books. He opened my eyes and offered me a different perspective on certain things. Plus it is very educational.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
That is, forever and ever, PETER PAN.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
I guess I don’t have. There are many people I respect and I respect their work. But that epithet “Hero”, in real life, is probably all those people who do not know what tomorrow’s life will bring for them or their loved ones, all those who do not know if they will wake up tomorrow and if the cure will arrive before the disease wins All those who are silent so as not to hurt us, but are actually broken by pain ….
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
Good Will Hunting.
What role play stories in my life and work?
I want my works to be related to real emotions from everyday life. From the energies we face every day through different stories of different people.
What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?
That’s true! You are! Make it a good one! 3,2,1 ACTION!
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
That’s my favorite person Branko Atanasov. He is my childhood friend and colleague.
Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022?
It is a great desire for me to collaborate with the great actor in the Balkans, Dragan Bjelogrlic. I would like to share the film scene with the actor Milos Bikovic, who has great charm and talent. For the theater scene, I would like to work with the Almeida Theater in London, and I generally like the English theater. plays that make a difference and have depth, such an author that I have last read and would like to play in his work is Florian Zeller, and last but not least, the director Yorgos Lanthimos who is my favorite director and it would be really challenging for me to I play a role in his film. And as I mentioned that I love working on movies, I would love one day to have my film agent like Anila Gajevic, or to be part of the agency.
From those, for me, more distant, world famous series, my favorites are Sex education, Orange is the new black and Euphoria.
What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to work on?
As I have already mentioned, I am currently working on a theater project, and I plan, if I am provided with financial and authorial support, to start processing a work by Florian Zeller.
Where can you see me or my work in 2022?
You can see me everyday on social media and that is also the place where you can follow my work.
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
Passion is what creates and motivates. Passion is the spark that is sometimes missing to be something perfect. She never dies, only we sometimes underestimate and forget her.
Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story?)
Eleven production company
How can you contact me?