Egzon Bislimi is a young actor from Macedonia. In the following interview for NY Elite he talks about his new project series “Golden Eagles” (Shqiponjat e Arta) starring Xhelal Fera, Ismail Kasumi, Laura Krliu, directed by the successful filmmaker Hadis Sen. The series is filmed in various locations including Gostivar, Skopie, Tirana, Kukes, Prishtina, Prizren, etc.
NY Elite Interview with Actor Egzon Bislimi
Elite: Tell us a little about yourself and your career beginnings.
Egzon Bislimi: I am 19 years old, I live in Skopje (Macedonia) and this is my first project. I enjoy and love all things related to art. My first project is a series called “Golden Eagles” and is a very big project done for the first time in Albanian roots. To be part of this project for my is a very big accomplishment.
Elite: What do you love about the character that you play in your current film?
Egzon Bislimi: I play the role of a journalist and I love journalism as profession. It is very interesting because I miss it, because before I used to work for various online magazines. And now I get to play one on screen.
Elite: How do you connect to this character?
Egzon Bislimi: I connect very well with this role since I have worked before as a journalist and it is based on a real life story. I feel as if it is my real life story. I find myself in this role and I feel really good about the role. I will give 100% to do a good job and give it my all.
NY Elite: How is this production bringing something new to this story?
Egzon Bislimi: This series is a new type especially for the Balkan countries, because most series are more or less the same, all in one: drama, action, love etc. The story of “Golden Eagles” is about three children, who are brothers.
NY Elite: What’s it like working with this director?
Egzon Bislimi: I am very happy to be part of this project and to work with the well-known and amazing director, Hadis Sen who has directed many successful projects.
NY Elite: What’s going to surprise people about this show/movie?
Egzon Bislimi: The surprise for me is the story, it is a very interesting one that is relevant to the Balkans today. The series also has a wonderful cast comprised of the best actors from Albania, Kosova, Macedonia and other countries.
NY Elite: Besides yourself, which actor/actress in this production is going to blow people away?
Egzon Bislimi: All actors and actresses are very good and they do a great job in this project. The leading role is played by Xhelal Fera, who has been part of many projects. His character is very strong and he does a great job at portraying his role.
NY Elite: What other types of movies would you be interested in filming?
Egzon Bislimi: I like all the genres. In the future I would like to be part of action and horror films.
NY Elite: What hidden talents do you have?
Egzon Bislimi: Hahaha my hidden talent is graphic design, and I hope one day to be a graphic designer why not. It is one of the many talents I have.
NY Elite: What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?
Egzon Bislimi: I would say to all those who believe in their heart, to love acting, love what you do, and never give up. Film is art and art is life.
NY Elite: What can we expect from you in 2017?
Egzon Bislimi: Besides the series I am currently in, I have offers to be in a full feature length Turkish film. I also have some new ideas which I will announce next month.