Born in 1963 in the southernmost state of ?Former Yugoslavia?, the Republic of Macedonia. After studying painting at the University of Skopje, he left for Poland to study directing at the internationally acclaimed National School for Film Television and Theater in Lodz. In 1988, he moved to New York City where he taught film directing at the New York University?s Graduate Film Department (1992-1995). In 1994 he received a nomination for the Pyne Carter Award for Excellence in Teaching. Between 1992 and 1993 he participated in founding the New York Film Academy workshop and designed it?s curriculum. Since 1995, he is a guest professor ( in film directing) at the state film school in Munich, Germany (Hochschule fur Fernsehen und Film). In 1998 he moved to Austin where he teaches film production in the RTF department at the University of Texas at Austin.