Production collective //Thirteen & Co has welcomed award winning director Husein Alicajic (above) to its roster for representation in Australasia and Asia.
Says Roy De Giorgio, executive producer, //Thirteen & Co: “Husein has a striking polish to his visual approach that shifts his work into the realm of what I like to call ‘magical realism’ He is a great fit to our already strong visual performance offering here at Thirteen.”
Australian born, now dividing his time between Sydney and Los Angeles, Husein’s unique cinematic sensibility and passion for strong visual imagery, with a grounding in drama and performance direction has seen him honoured at Cannes, New York Festivals, Clio, AWARD, and Ciclope. The Australian Director’s Guild have recognised his work for the last three years running.
Says Husein: “This mixing the everyday with something that’s kind of magical is what really excites me – it’s realising those moments of magic. Adventure stories and films touched my life in such a big way when I was younger. I would record these elaborate stories to tape and do all the voices and sound effects to keep myself amused, so I think I owe it to these magical stories. They gave me hope, and still do.”
With such a creative slant towards magical realism, Alicajic’s web series in production ‘One Sided’, shows his audience an inventive and clever manipulation of one-sided conversations from each character.
Says Alicajic: “The complexity of directing a single performance in each episode to only reveal small pieces of each character which allows the audience the privileged position to be the only ones who can see the whole story.”
Husein’s showreel can be viewed here: https://13co.io/husein-alicajic/