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Vladimir Lisinac was born in Krusevac, Serbia to parents Zivka and Radomir Lisinac. He went to “Vuk Karadzic” elementary school, where he excelled at mathematics, even winning the 1st prize in the regional and placing 3rd in the nationals as a fourth-grader. While at Vuk, Vladimir took part in the school's athletics including making the varsity team for soccer, handball, volleyball, and basketball.  With the clear gene for sports, heady Vladimir enrolled into a prestigious “Gimnazija” High School in Krusevac. After signing a five-year professional basketball contract with KK Krusevac Napredak at the tender age of 15, Vladimir could pursue the best education while fulfilling his obligations towards his basketball club. Vladimir was the first from his generation in his hometown of Krusevac to be selected to the Yugoslavian Cadets list of  Top 30 young basketball prospects.

 

Vladimir's path to filmmaking started back in Krusevac, Serbia, where he learned the English language by watching American cinema. At the age of 19, he moved to the U.S. to pursue higher education while playing the game of basketball at NCAA Division I level. He found home at California Polytechnic State University where he majored in International Business Management earning his Bachelor of Science in 2005. As a student in San Luis Obispo, he worked on several screenplays which allowed him to hone in on his skills at the screenwriters' craft.

In 2007, Vladimir formed Metakwon Filmworks alongside his brother and made his transition from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area to create balanced representation for the business aspect of the movie business and also to raise a family in the suburbs of the East Bay. Vladimir brings his business savvy, creative spirit and financial expertise to filmmaking, where in 2012 he solely completed financing, producing and executive producing 14-time award winning debut film, “Along the Roadside.” For his encore in 2018, along came The Islander, adventure/fantasy first installment of a magical story written and directed by Vladimir's brother Zoran Lisinac. Brothers have teamed up for their second feature film and are in post-production with “The Islander” which is expected to Premiere at the American Film Market (AFM) November 2 -7, 2021 in Santa Monica, California. 

Most recently, Vladimir has executive produced his first Serbian project! This is a double whammy - a biographical feature film and TV series titled “Toma,” based on the true story of the legendary career and life of a Yugoslavian singer & songwriter Toma Zdravkovic. The principal photography on “Toma” concluded on April 5, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois and the premiere is planned for September 30, 2021 for the 30th anniversary of Toma’s passing. In addition to several projects slotted for financing and production, Vladimir is hard at work writing two screenplays to add to his rich production slate in 2022, 2023, 2024 and beyond.