2. Title: Cellfie
3. Logline: Lost in the body of an ailing boy, a narcissistic cell named Cellfie, tries to find his way back home.
4. The story begins in Cell Block D, aka the lower intestines, where the cells of the body have created their own community called Cellciety. We meet CELLFIE, born with an “exceptional membrane” – the more water and oxygen he ingests, the shinier he gets. He is well known as the shiny cell.
Like all other cells in his community, Cellfie works in the Plumbing Department. Cellfie and his co-workers make sure that the water and oxygen transmission is clean through all of the pipes. They have no idea that those pipes are the insides of a 10 year old boy.
While maneuvering a secret plumbing project to secure abundance of water and oxygen only for himself, Cellfie damages the infrastructure, causing the young boy’s illness. During this maneuver, Cellfie accidentally falls in the Red River (blood vein), which is believed to lead to the edge of the world.
Instead of falling off the edge of the world, Cellfie starts a cosmic journey throughout the boy’s body, discovering a new world.
During his turbulent journey, Cellfie realizes that all the cells are actually creating one world – the boy, whose illness was caused by his selfishness. Realizing what he has done, he goes through transformation.
Cellfie is now in a race against time to find Cellciety and make things right – the destiny of the boy and all the cells is in his hands.
Nemanja was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. Right after graduating from the 5th High School of Economics, he went to college in the United States on a full athletic scholarship as a soccer player. He got his bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Science and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Holy Names University.
Nemanja’s interest in politics led him to an internship at Mayor’s Office (Mayor of the City of Oakland Ronald V. Dellums), and later at Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office. He also worked in business development and marketing for a startup in San Francisco. During his studies, he worked as a soccer coach, which later became his profession.
Growing up, cartoons and comedy were his religion. As a very young kid, he drew a lot and wrote stories. His early childhood passion came back to him few years ago, and he has been working on his animated sitcom project called Oaksterdum (www.facebook.com/Oaksterdum) and an animated feature film project titled Cellfie (www.facebook.com/Cellfiemovie) since then. He went back to school and got a certificate in Writing for Animation from Vancouver Animation School where he was mentored by Jack Enyart, a writer of cartoons Nemanja watched as a kid – Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo, Johnny Bravo and Pink Panther.
Nemanja’s storytelling is impacted by his life experiences, as well as by realizations acquired through yoga and meditation, which gives his stories depth.
“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. A day without laughter is a day wasted. We think too much and feel too little.” Charlie Chaplin