A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Branko Tomović

Branko Tomović (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранко Томовић; born June 17, 1980) is a Serbian-German actor. He was born in Münster, Germany, though his actual origin is from the Carpathians in Serbia. His parents emigrated in the 70's from the Golubac Fortress area on the Danube and Branko was raised between Germany and Serbia before he studied acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City. Tomović was first seen on the big screen in the lead role in the American Film Institute/Sundance drama Remote Control, for which he received the OmU-Award at the Potsdam Film Festival.

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Currently settled in London, with his dark, brooding looks he has appeared in striking roles on British Television. He played the creepy main suspect Antoni Pricha, the Morgue Man, in Jack the Ripper thriller Whitechapel, the pyromaniac Junky-Henchman Marek Lisowski in the final episodes of A Touch of Frost and Polish fighter pilot Miroslaw Feric in the World War II drama The Untold Battle of Britain. Tomovic has worked with internationally respected film directors as Ken Loach, Sönke Wortmann and Paul Greengrass. He was named "One to Watch" by Moviescope Magazine in 2008 and recent film credits include The Bourne Ultimatum opposite Matt Damon (Dir. Paul Greengrass), It's a Free World... (Dir. Ken Loach), The Wolf Man (Dir. Joe Johnston), Pope Joan (Dir. Sönke Wortmann) and Interview with a Hitman (Dir. Perry Bhandal). In 2010, he won the 'Best Actor' Award at the San Francisco Short Film Festival and at The Accolade Film Awards for his performance as a Serbian soldier who is tormented by grief and guilt after being a witness of war crimes in the drama Inbetween.

Awards:

  • Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Film Festival 2011 - Best Actor for "The Crossmaker"
  • Goldie Film Awards 2011 - Special Award for Best Actor for "The Crossmaker"
  • San Francisco Short Film Festival Award 2010 - Best Actor for "Inbetween"
  • The Accolade Film Awards 2010 - Best Leading Actor for "Inbetween"
  • MovieScope Magazine 2008 - "One to Watch"
  • Potsdam Film Festival 2002 - OmU-Award for "Remote Control"

Filmography (Selection):

  • Law and Order UK (2013)
  • Silent Witness (2013)
  • Ein Fall für zwei - Adams Sünde (2013)
  • Entity (2012)
  • Believe the Magic (2012)
  • Interview with a Hitman (2012)
  • Strike Back (2011) (TV)
  • Coming Up - Home (2011) (TV)
  • Will (2011)
  • Tatort (2011) (TV)
  • Polizeiruf 110 (2010) (TV)
  • The Untold Battle of Britain (2010) (TV)
  • A Touch of Frost (2010) (TV)
  • Pope Joan (2009)
  • The Wolf Man (2010)
  • Whitechapel (2009) (TV)
  • Inbetween (2008)
  • Into the Woods (2008)
  • Taximan (2008)
  • Casualty (2008) (TV)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  • It's a Free World... (2007)
  • The Bill (2007) (TV)
  • Amor Fati (2005)
  • Dirty Seed (2005)
  • Casualty (2005) (TV)
  • Siska (2003) (TV)
  • Bella Block (2002) (TV)
  • Remote Control (2001)

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Louis Cukela

Louis Cukela (May 1st, 1888 - March 19th, 1956) was a famous United States Marine. He was awarded both the Navy and Army Medals of Honor, as well as numerous decorations from France, Italy, and his native Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

He was born and raised in Split (while it was still under Austro-Hungarian rule), and subsequently attended the Merchant Academy and later, the Royal Gymnasium, both for two years. In 1913, Cukela emigrated to the United States and, with his brother, settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

On September 21st, 1914, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Three years later, on January 31st 1917, with war raging in Europe, he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps. Following the United States' entry into the conflict, he went to France and fought alongside his servicemen in the 5th Marines.

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The Prologue of Ohrid

St Nikolai of Zica (Velimirovic) (1880-1956) has been called the "Serbian Chrysostom" for his theological depth and golden-tongued eloquence. Now for the first time, a complete and unabridged English translation of St. Nikolai's Prologue of Ohrid has been made available. St. Nikolai's Prologue has become a much-loved spiritual classic for Orthodox Christians worldwide. An inspirational source-book of the Orthodox Faith, it contains within its pages a summation of the Church's wisdom and Her experience of sanctity through the Grace of Jesus Christ. Lives of Saints, Hymns, Reflections and Homilies are presented for every day of the year. St. Nikolai's beautiful Hymns have never before appeared in English.

The text of this 1,450-page magnum opus of St. Nikolai has been translated from the Serbian and edited by clergy and monastics of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America.

In two volumes, hardbound, with full-color dust jackets.
New 2nd Edition 2008
Volume I: January to June, 650 pages (ISBN 0-9719505-0-4)
Volume II: July to December, 704 pages (ISBN 0-9719505-1-2)