The Filmmakers

Liza Vespi
Executive Producer/Co-Director/Story Editor

Liza holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo and studied Screenwriting at George Brown College. She has worked as an interactive graphic artist, production designer, writer and producer in film, television and communications for over 20 years. At Nelvana, Canada’s premiere animation studio, she supervised pre-production on over 30 television series and feature films, including Bob and Margaret, Babar, Franklin, Little Bear and Maurice Sendak’s Seven Little Monsters. SLAUGHTER NICK FOR PRESIDENT marks her debut as a documentary filmmaker.

Rob Stewart
Co-Director/Producer/Writer

Rob is a television actor with 25 years’ experience in TV series and MOWs, including Tropical Heat (aka Sweating Bullets), Painkiller Jane, Nikita, LA Complex and Heartland. Rob began his career as a writer/director, and later, while starring as the lead character Nick Slaughter in Tropical Heat, he also wrote and directed five episodes. SLAUGHTER NICK FOR PRESIDENT is Rob’s first foray into documentary filmmaking. He lives in Brampton, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto, where he spends much of his time in a beat-up Dodge Caravan driving his athletic son to hockey and soccer matches.

Marc Vespi
Co-Director/Producer/Writer

Artist/Filmmaker Marc Vespi studied Cinema at Carleton University and earned a degree from the now-defunct New School of Art. During the mid to late 1990's Marc worked mainly as a painter, but he later retired from the visual arts when a solo show in Toronto ended in litigation, with the Harper Administration attempting to have Marc brought up on charges of "gross public indecency" and "over-zealous use of creative freedom." Among his many writing credits, Marc enjoys the dubious honour of having been a staff writer for the worst show in the history of television.




Appearing in the Documentary

Srdja Popovic
Executive Director, CANVAS - Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action &Strategies

While still a university student, Srdja Popovic became one of the founders and key organizers of the Serbian nonviolent resistance group Otpor! (Resistance!).  Otpor!’s campaign to unseat Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic found success in October 2000 when hundreds of thousands of protestors converged upon and peacefully seized Serbian Parliament, effectively ending the Milosevic regime.

Robert Nemecek
TV Programming Director

Award-winning programming director Robert Nemecek was responsible for bringing Tropical Heat to Serbia during the UN trade embargo of the ‘90s. With civil wars raging and the people becoming depressed under an oppressive regime, Nemecek hit upon the notion to select a TV series “to make some kind of contrast to the dark days of Milosevic

Aleksandar Timofejev
Director and Editor-in-Chief of RTV Studio B

During the time of the Serbian student protests of ’96-’97, Aleksandar Timofejev was working as a journalist for Radio B92, a popular media outlet which was successful in transmitting the resistance movement’s message to the people despite the Milosevic regime’s attempts to silence them.

Petar Peca Popovic
Rock Journalist

Award-winning rock journalist and promoter Petar Peca Popovic is legendary in Serbia for shaping youth culture and developing the music scene of the Former Yugoslavia. He was responsible for organizing the massively popular New Year’s Eve concert of 1997. With over a half million in attendance in Republic Square, Belgrade, the promoters, musicians and citizens sent a loud message of resistance to their dictator.

Atheist Rap
Legendary Serbian Punk Band

Atheist Rap is a punk band from Novi Sad, Serbia, which was formed in 1989 by Aleksandar (Dr. Pop) Popov and Vladimir (Pecinko) Kozbasic. Guitarist and driving force Radule joined the band shortly after. Atheist Rap is often characterized as being “happy punk” for its cheerful music and vocals. But their sound belies their sly lyrics which are often a criticism of society and politics. Their song “Slaughteru Nietzsche, Srbja ti klice” (“Nick Slaughter, Serbia Hails You!”) is an ironic anthem against corruption and tyranny.

Credits

A film by
Rob Stewart, Liza Vespi & Marc Vespi
 
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This film is dedicated to all those who peacefully resist tyranny,
and especially the people of Serbia.

Produced by
LIZA VESPI

Written by
ROB STEWART & MARC VESPI

Director of Photography
ZORAN JOVANOVIĆ ŽOFR

Cinematographer
ČASLAV PETROVIĆ

Story Editors
LIZA VESPI
MARC VESPI

Edited by
DARRELL MacDONALD

Supervising Sound Editor
SCOTT McCRORIE

Original Music Composed by
MEIRO STAMM

Producers
ROB STEWART & MARC VESPI

For Medianet
BANE ANTOVIĆ
VERICA ANDREJIC´
DRAGANA TEŠIĆ
LJUBOMIR RADOVANOVIĆ

Consulting Producer
GEORGE FLAK

Creative Consultant
STEVE BEINICKE

Story Consultant
CHARLES (CHUCK) M. SCOTT

Executive Producer
LIZA VESPI


Cast

(in order of appearance)

ROB STEWART
MARC VESPI
SRDJA POPOVIĆ
ZORAN JOVANOVIĆ ŽOFR
BANE ANTOVIĆ
MILOŠ DJURIČIĆ
SLAVKO BELESLIN
MARIJA KILIBARDA
IVAN ZELJKOVIĆ
RADE ŠERBEDŽIJA
ROBERT NEMECˇEK
ALEKSANDAR TIMOFEJEV
BISER RADUSINOVIĆ
BOGDAN ERDELJAN
JOHN STEWART
ZORAN KESIĆ
PETAR PECA POPOVIĆ
AMBASSADOR JOHN MORRISON


Featuring the Music of
ATHEIST RAP

RADULE
DR. POP
PEĆINKO
ATZKE
DULLES
ZLATKO BARDUN

Camera Assistant
MIHAJLO DOBRIĆ

Gaffer
KOSTA PETROVIĆ

Sound Recordist
DAMJAN POPADIĆ

Sound Operator
GORAN BELOVIĆ


Additional Cinematography
LIZA VESPI
PETAR VUJANIĆ
IGOR GREGOVIĆ
DRAGAN ĐORDJEVIĆ
CELIANA CÁRDENAS
JOHNNY VONG
GREG MACHULA

Assistant Writer
M. ISOBEL McGREGOR

Graphic Designer
STEVE BEINICKE

Post-Production Supervisor
LIZA VESPI

Offline Editing Facility
50 GRANT ENTERPRISES

Audio Post Facility
DUDLEY SCOTT AUDIO POST GROUP

Sound Effects Editor
EVAN TURNER

Mixed by
SCOTT McCRORIE

Picture Post Facility
FEARLESS POST

Online Editor and Colourist
KERRI LOCKE

Machine Room Supervisor
CHRIS STEARMAN

Business Affairs
GEORGE FLAK

Transcription Services
HIGHSCRIBE
JANICE FLORSCHUTZ
DOMINIQUE LOOYE
LIAM VESPI-JOHNSON
www.highscribe.com

Translation
JASNA MAKSIMOVIĆ

Rights & Clearances
SIX DEGREES
GINA RAGUSA
www.sixdegreesrrc.com

Catering
STAN BINK INC.


TROPICAL HEAT footage courtesy Kushner Locke LLC
PIRAMIDA footage courtesy RTV Pink
FAJRONT REPUBLIKA footage courtesy RTV Fox – Prva
Archival Marshall Tito footage courtesy T3 Media / Corbis Motion
Archival protest footage courtesy MediaNet

Still Photographs courtesy
IGOR JEREMIĆ
B92 RADIO
ROY DEISMAN
SUSAN VANDENDAM
GETTY IMAGES
PHOTOFEST

Comic Book Illustration courtesy
ALEKSA GAJIĆ

Additional Narration
STEVE BEINICKE

Music Supervisor
LIZA VESPI


 “Beauty Americana”
Composed by John Herberman (SOCAN)
Published by Ceola Music Publishing (SOCAN)

“Tropical Funktion”
Composed by Stuart Moore (ASCAP)
Published by Lynne Publishing (PRS)

“My Brother”
Composed by Philip Curran (PRS)
Published by Philip Curran (PRS)

“Slaughteru Nietzsche”
Composed by Radule
Lyrics by Dr. Pop
Performed by Atheist Rap & Rob Stewart


Special Thanks

Atheist Rap
Studentski Kulturni Centar, Novi Sad
To Be Punk Festival
NDNV, Novi Sad

Kanadska Ambasada, Beograd / Canadian Embassy, Belgrade
Fond Ecotopia, Da Žarkovo Niče
Hotel Balkan
Kafanica Suvobor
Club Miss Moneypenny
Restoran Orao
JP Ada Ciganlija
Ivan Jovanović-Jole
The Manual Co.
M.F.A.M. - Manual Forgotten Arts Museum
CANVAS - Centre for Applied NonViolent Action and Strategies
Siniša Žarin
Muzička Televizija Srbije
Cinema City International Film Festival
RTV B92
RTV Fox – Prva
RTV Pink
Aerodrom Beograd
MUP Srbije
Dr. Vesna Crnomarković, Ordinacija Centar
Danijela Pejčić
Slobodan Đinović
Marija Kilibarda
Ivan Zeljković
Slavko Beleslin
Zoran Kesić
Vojkan Radoš
Nenad Petrović Duda
Škabo
Miloš Jeremić-Jera
Ivan Ćebović
Vuk Dičić
Nikola Đurović
Aleksandar Novaković
Marko Đoković
Udruženje Građana Žarkova, Žarkovac
Ivan Mitrović
Jovan Anđelković
Dušan Marković
Milan Tlačinac
Hor Čarolija, Leontina Pat
Darko Tadić
Mile Đinović
Klub Srbija 4x4 - Jeep Wrangler
Superhiks
Dalibor Milanović
Sonja Kokotović
Zdravko Vulin
Smiljana Milinkov
Ana Kozbašić
Vesna Mandić
Dejan Stanković
Savo Milošević
Rade Šerbedžija
George Flak
Chuck Scott
Al Maciulis
Mark Sanders
Stefania Giacomini
Francesca Martinotti
Loredana Commonara
Metta Spencer
John Bacher
Chris Archdekin
Wilf Barnes
Kneil Spek
Janice & Roy Florschutz
John Hektor
Mark Arcieri
Dan Lee
John Logan
Cal Coons
Mike Mancuso
Avi Federgreen
Ron De Silva
Jack Lenz
Mario Azzopardi
Jim Henshaw
Ryan Bruce Levey
Ingrid Hamilton
Peter Broderick
Cameron Carpenter
Ambrose Roche

The people of Belgrade and Novi Sad

Our wonderful families 

Filmed on Location in
Belgrade & Novi Sad, Serbia
Brampton & Toronto, Canada


All rights reserved

 

This motion picture is protected under the laws of Canada, the United States of America, and other countries.  Unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.


© Slaughter Nick Productions Inc.  2012

www.slaughternickmovie.com


In Loving Memory of
Shea Stewart-Hall & Frank Vespi


“Practice random acts of kindness.”

“As simple as that.”

 

 





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