Mario Mlakar is an award winning director based in Amsterdam & Zagreb.
Remembering elementary school writing assignments as his biggest joy, to this day he kept storytelling as his primary medium of expression. Using words, symbols and meaning to make sense out of the daily chaotic experience - he tries to understand the very specific to lay out a fundamental and universal truth found in all.
Being fascinated with time as the fundemantal building block of the multiverse, he studied and earned a masters in electromagnetic and acoustic waves. To further disect time, he's been relentlessly playing drums for well over two decades. When not staring into screens, he likes to raise his adrenaline levels in different ways, most recently doing downhill skateboarding. He's an experienced lucid dreamer with a dream journal where he keeps more than ten years of dreams in written form.
PAPAYA FILMS | PAKT MEDIA | SAATCHI&SAATCHI | BBDO | IMAGO OGILVY
BRUKETA&ZINIC&GREY | SENOR | ZABA| FER | MAKSIM | CITY OF ZAGREB | BOROVO | JAGERMEISTER
MAGDALENA CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS FESTIVAL BEST MUSIC VIDEO 2010
DAYS OF CROATIAN FILM BEST NEWCOMER 2011
MAGDALENA CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS FESTIVAL BEST MUSIC VIDEO 2013
DAYS OF CROATIAN FILM BOROVO SHORTLIST 2015
PAPAYA FILMS ORIGINAL SERIES VOL.2 INTERNATIONAL ROSTER INVITATION 2017
SPACE AND TIME FILM FESTIVAL THE CALL FROM TOMORROW BEST SHORT FILM 2018
DOCEDGE NEW ZEALAND CALL ME INTERN BEST FEATURE BEST EDITING 2019
PAPAYA ROCKS INTERVIEW - A FILMMAKER IS AN ENGINEER OF LIGHT AND TIME
BOOOOOOOM TV - THE CALL FROM TOMORROW
VIDEO OF THE DAY - TCFT
THE CALL FROM TOMMOROW - JUTARNJI
100 POSTO TCFT INTERVIEW
SPACE AND TIME FESTIVAL - BEST SHORT WINNER