Comrade Commando Takes Aim at a 1941 Nazi Occupied Yugoslavia in a Story About Brotherhood, Socialism and Unity
Liberty to the people, death to fascism. Local filmmaker and history buff, Daniel Skoric, today announces the launch of Comrade Commando through Kickstarter – raising funds to take the action from page to screen through a journey of blood, sweat, and a whole lot of Nazi’s…
Drawing on dark themes through a comical lens, Comrade Commando acts as a spoof of the action films and TV shows produced in Communist Yugoslavia in the 1960’s and 70’s depicting WW2. Following the adventures of Branko Skoric, a working class hero in Nazi Occupied Yugoslavia in 1941, the film is centered around a top secret program run by the Nazi’s who are building the worlds most terrifying weapon from an unsuspecting ingredient – Slivovitz (a very strong Plum Brandy that puts hair on your chest).
Though holding the reference material closely, Comrade Commando also takes inspiration from Skorics background, paying homage to his father and the trials and tribulations that were faced by his family.
“I was intrigued by the stories that my grandmother told me when I was a child and I think that’s what sparked my interest in history, leading me directly to cinema and researching the events that were depicted in films such as Saving Private Ryan, Longest Day, and A Bridge Too Far,” said Skoric.
“I gave the titular character my fathers name because he’s also a story teller, so it gave me grounds to pretend what it would be like with him living as an adult during that period and imaging the stories he would tell others.”
The Kickstarter campaign is aiming to raise $10,000 to get the project off the ground. The funds will be used for a range of production costs including actors, weapon hire, insurance, and even a period armored vehicle.
With the film already in production, backers can claim rewards for when the film is released in early 2023. To donate and support the film, visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/145458836/1726030494?ref=4urcja&token=88d6d5a