About GENTI BEJKO

Genti BEJKO alias Gent BEJKO

Ecast15 e- mail :  gentbejko@gmail.com 

Height : 1 85 cm – 6 feet

Weight :   80 kg – 175 pound

Hair : blond.

Eyes :  blue (in green)  

Languages: English (Fluent), French(Good), Italian (Fluent), Albanian (Fluent)

Qualification : 1998 – 2002 UNIVERSITY OF ARTS, Tirana, Albania, graduated for Directing.

2006 – reevaluated degree for Directing by the Ministry of Education, Government of Canada.)

*Good Knowledge in Mac & Windows  editing Image and video programs and Microsoft Office, TV camera and photography. *Painting, Writing and motorcycles.

As a Director and/or  Producer and Author, his actual and previous works include:

  • 2014-2015 – “HAJT’se FOLIM”, Comedy Tv Show, produced by TV Klan.
  • 2014 – “MADE in ALBANIA“, Reality Show, Produced by Anima Pictures.
  • 2013 –   “6 IDIOTS”, feature movie, comedy, produced by Digitalb.
  • 2013 – “SuperBar”, sitcom (situation comedy in series), produced by Digitalb.
  • 2013 – “Behanding”  black comedy, Metropol Theatre.
  • 2012 – “The Cousin” short movie,  Best Directing/Cinematography/Editing/Movie Winner Prize in Tirana 48Hours Film Project Festival. Nominated in FilmPalooza Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2012 – “Euro 2012 Supersport Shows”, 3 TV shows dedicated to European football Chapmpionship, produced by Digitalb.
  • 2012 – “Bar Sport”, satiric and sport TV show, produced by Digitalb.
  • 2012 – “Ferr Play”, satiric TV show, Triangle Media Production for Digitalb.
  • 2011 – 2012 “District 45”, comedy by Genti Bejko.
  • 2011 – “The Key Issue”, short movie.
  • 2011 – “The Sketch Show”, comic TV show, produced by Tring Digital.
  • 2010 –  “Apartment 2XL”, improvisation TV sitcom, produced by Tring Digital.
  • 2010 – “The Perfect Couple” short movie, Best Movie Winner Prize, 48 Hour Film Project.
  • 2009 – “Radio RADIO”  TV sitcom. Produced for Digitalb.
  • 2008 – “ Piter Pan and Wendi’s Bithday”  youngster musical. Municipal Theatre of Elbasan.
  • 2008 – “Our Father’s Wedding” based on a play by Petrit Kocibelli
  • 2007 – “Final Bath” a play by Roberto Lerichi
  • 2006 – “Hamlet … on tour!” a remake of the play by Genti Bejko
  • 2005 – “ Hamlet … Follow the script!” a play by Genti Bejko
  • 2004 – “A life in the Theatre” a play by David Mamet
  • 2003 – “The lieutenant of Inishmore” a play by Martin Mc Donagh
  • 2002 – “Hercules” a play by Genti Bejko,
  • Academic Works:
  • 2001 – “Waiting for Ulysses” a play by Genti Bejko,
  • 1999 – “The three fire woods” a play based in Albanian Folks, by Genti Bejko
  • And 2005 “Lost in the old port” (Short ) Shot & Directed by Genti Bejko

While in Television from Dec 2002 – Jul 2003 at TV Klan (Albanian National Television) he worked for the News Department. 2003 –2010 for 13 Seasons performed in TV Show in Albania “Portokalli” (Orange), A Top Channel TV Production (Albanian National Television) His previous experiences in Performances & Shows:

  • 2000 – 2001- 2002   “Rinfest”   (an annual youngsters show  supported by the Department of Education, Tirana and the International Culture Center.)
  • 2000 “Rinfolk” (folk orchestra concerto),
  • 1998 “Infamia” (performance),
  • 1998-99 “Game Hour” (performance).

As an As/Director he has worked in:

  • 2001 ” Letters in the Wind ”  (An Italian CINECITA –Lucky Red Cinematographic Production. written & directed Edmond Budina where he was  also as a Ascasting).
  • 2002 “Uncle Vanya” (a play by A.P. Chekhov, directed by Alfred Trebicka, Theater).
  • 2003 “Love in a van” (a play created & directed by Altin Basha & Gazmend Gjoka, Theater).
  • 2001 “A midsummer night’s dream” (by W. Shakespeare, directed by Altin Basha Theater).

As a Writer/ Author:

  • 2014 – “I SHOULD HAVE COUNTED UNTIL 4Short Film, Best Script & 2nd Best Film NYFA Awards, New York Film.
  • 2013 – ” 6 Idiots ”  Feature Movie Comedy.
  • 2012 “SuperBar” Serial Situation Comedy. 11 Episodes
  • 2012 “The Cousin” short movie.
  • 2011 “District 45” Comedy
  • 2012 – Present. “Funny Calls”, Radio Sitcom. CITY RADIO 88fm
  • 2011 – “The Sketch Show” co/writer.
    • “Apartment 2XL”, improvisation TV sitcom, co/writer.
    • 2008 – “ Piter Pan and Wendi’s Bithday”  youngster musical.
      • 2003-2010 – “Portokalli” on performing scripts.
      • 2006 – “Hamlet … on tour!” a remake of the play.
      • 2005 – “ Hamlet … Follow the script!” Comedy.
      •  2002 – “Hercules” Comedy.
      • 2001 – “Waiting for Ulysses” Comedy.

1999 – “The three fire woods” comedy based in Albanian Folks. Acting

Experiences As an Actor 

  • Whoreman, (2017 – “MOTHER!” Feature Film by Darren Aronovsky,  Montreal QC, Canada)
  • JOE, (2017 – “THE SHADOW BOX” a play produced by d2 Productions and directed by Dale Hayes, Montreal QC, Canada)
  • HUSBAND, (2016 – “DUST”, a play produced by d2 Productions and directed by Susan Corbett, Montreal QC, Canada)
  • ROY, (2015 – “Galvestone”, Short Film, Produced by RedWolf Pictures, directed by Jean Bernard, Montreal QC, Canada)
  • The BIKER, (2016 – “SPIRO TSAR PI”, Web Series, Ioanna Vriniotis& Angelo Tsarouchas, Montreal QC, Canada)
  • MC [HOST],  (2015 – “MISS GLOBE 2015”, International Beauty Contest) a DELIART and MISS Canada Globe Production, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • William/Waiter/Butler/Taxi Driver, (2015 – “DONALD’S AFFAIR”, a play by Paolo De Paola) a THEATROSPHERE Production. FRINGE FESTIVAL, Montreal QC, 25th edition, Canada.
  • Alphonso, (2014 – “Alphonso” by Erenik Beqiri) Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada.
  • Teach, (2012 – “American Buffalo” a play by David Mamet)
  • Luan Cungu, (2013 – “The Cousin” movie)
  • 2003 –2010 for 13 Seasons performed in TV Show in Albania “Portokalli” (Orange), A Top Channel TV Production (Albanian National Television)
  • As Himself 2011 – performed as a guest star in several episodes in Apartment 2XL and  Sketch Show Albania. Also Director.
  • Guy, (“Horoscope”, short movie directed by Elkjana Gjipali 2010),
  • Endri, (“Radio RADIO”, Albanian sitcom directed by Genti Bejko 2009),
  •  Ironic Man, (“Honeymoons”, a movie  by  Goran Paskaljevic 2008),
  • Disney Dad, (“Alive”, movie by  Artan Minarolli 2007),
  • Niku, (“Pain of Love”, TV Serial by Ylli Pepo 2006),
  • Riku, (“Semaphore”, screenplay &directed by Besnik Bisha & Edmond Topi, 2005),
  • Thanasi, (“A letter from Morea”, directed by Ylli Pepo, 2004),
  • Ciro, (“Night without Moon”), movie by  Artan Minarolli 2001)
  • Joni, ” Me, you and Cassandra”, directed by Mira Gjata & Spartak Papadhimitri, 1999),
  • From 2000-01 as Alket, (“Pine Street”, BBC & Radio Tirana’ s radio novellas.
  • Doctor Astrov, (“Uncle Vanya”, drama   by  A.P. Chekhov 2002),
  • Cyrano, (“Cyrano De Bergerac”, heroic comedy by E. Rostand 2002),
  • Paratov, (“The no dowry girl” ,drama  by  Ostrovskij, 2001), 
  • Flute, (“A midsummer night’s dream”  W. Shakespeare 2001), 
  • Ajax, (” Waiting for Ulysses”  comedy by G.Bejko and E Papuciu, 2001),
  • Abele, (” Year 2 Kulos”, comedy by Giobbe Covatta  1999),  
  • Shoe man (“Red riding hood”  comedy by M. Kutali  1999),
  • Puck, (“A midsummer night’s dream”  W. Shakespeare, 2000), 
  • Lomov, (“The proposal”,  comedy by A.P. Chekhov, 2000), 
  • Cremilius, (“Plutus”, comedy  by Aristophanes, 2000),
  • Jebe, (“The pray”, drama by Fernando Arrabal, 2000),
  • Zeneli, (“After death”,  comedy by A.Z.Cajupi, 1999),
  • Kozma, (“The three fire woods”, comedy by G.Bejko, 1999).
  • Other Experiences and Tributes:
  • From 2001 until 2006 creator of Anima Produksion, ( theatre company),
  • Co-Founder and actor of ‘Portokalli‘ – Comedy Show, aired for first time 2003,  TCH, Albanian National Television and Broadcast. Still on-Air.
  • Creator of THE SHBLSH, – Famous Albanian Trio Comedy Group
  • 20/07/2005.   idea& creator of the www.albartist.com website for Albanian artists, *on process.
  • 2004-2005 Animator, Trainer workshops for acting & directing and youngsters integration in the performing arts, International project “Art For Social Change – Act Institute

* Member of Open Society Project-European Cultural Foundation and Act Institute.

Participated in:

  • 2015 – “Donald’s Affair” – Theatrosphere Production, Fringe Festival, Montreal QC, Canada, 25th Edition.
  • 2014 – “I SHOULD HAVE COUNTED UNTIL 4” Short Film, Best Script & 2nd Best Film – NYFA Awards, New York Film Academy.
  • 2015 – ‘Alphonso’, Anima Pictures, 
  • 2014 – ‘Alphonso’, Anima Pictures,  Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada.
  • 2012, Best Directing/Cinematography/Editing/Movie Winner Prize in Tirana 48Hours Film Project Festival. Nominated in FilmPalooza Los Angeles, USA.  “The Cousin”
  • 2011 Ferizaj Theatre Fest 41’st Edition,  Best Directing “District 45”
  • 2011 Presheva Nights of Comedy, Special Jury Prize, “District 45”
  • 2011 Miami International Film Festival, “The Perfect Couple”
  • 2010  Tirana 48 Hours Film Festival,  Best Film “The Perfect Couple”
  • 2008 Dibra Theater Festival, Best Play Our Father’s Wedding
  • 2006  Hamlet on tour – cities: Elbasan, Shkoder, Korce, Pogradec, Sarande, Fier, Vlore,

Tirane (Albania).

  • 2005  Portokalli on tour – cities: London (England), Thessalonica, Athens (Greece), Milan, Verona (Italy).
  • 2003  Butrinti 2000, International Theatre Fest`3rd edition)  Butrint,   Albania.
  • 2003  Saint John’s Parade (Albanian Group Director), Wroclaw, Poland
  • 2002 MoveGrooveMix (Workshop, European Culture Foundation), Topusco, Croatia
  • 2001 Gates Of Balkans – (Workshop with Marco Bagliani, ETI Ente Teatrale Italiana) Albania-Italia.
  • 2001  Art under three arches (Albanian Ethnic Youth Theatre Fest), Tirana, Albania
  • 2000 Butrinti 2000, (International Theatre Fest`1st édition)  Butrint, Albania
  • 2000 Fest des Jeunes au Pau,  (International Youth Fest),  Pau,  France
  • 1999  ArteNativa (Balkan Theatre Fest) Tirana, Albania
  • 1999  Balkan Drama School Fest (Annual Fest) Thessalonica, Greece

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