Bojana Burnać, born 1981 in Sisak, living in Zagreb, Croatia.
Master of Art, Academy of Dramatic Arts, Department of Cinematography, Zagreb.
Director of photography of fiction, documentary and experimental, feature and short films. First female DOP in the history of Croatian cinematography who made a feature-length narrative film.
Her list of talents includes areas as diverse as underwater cinematographer, free-diver, advanced scuba rescue diver, ice diver, cave diver, speleologist, and solo mountaineer. My Life without Air is her proud directorial debut.
Making The Film
Breathing is the greatest physiological and psychological need, stronger than anything else. Apnea is a term for non-breathing, but it is also a sport discipline. I’ve been practicing apnea for five years. My love for this sport and the people who practice it grew rapidly; I was captivated by the unique experience of breath-holding. Making the film My Life without Air is my journey to grasp the motives behind deliberate maximum breath-holding, to the level of almost losing consciousness and voluntarily surrendering to this loss. My Life without Air follows the world breath hold champion Goran Colak’s journey. This film speaks about the liberation of the diving reflex that all humans possess.