Co-Founders of Gothic Zen® Studios



You deserve to explore new worlds.

Ignite your filmmaking journey with us!

Gothic Zen® Studios Co-founders
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Professional & Efficient

“Thanks so very much, Goran and Clare, it was a pleasure working with you. You’re both truly professional and efficient in delivery – skills that are rare to find these days. I feel privileged to have met you both. Good luck future endeavours.”

– Jody, Theatre Director

EST. 2013

Gothic Zen® Studios is a film production and screenwriting education service based on the Gold Coast, Australia.

We specialise in helping clients find their unique ‘voice’ and connecting them with their target audience with solid purpose.

At Gothic Zen® Studios, we take cinematic storytelling to another level of understanding. When something is said to be “cinematic”, for us this represents the wider experience, not just the imagery alone. It’s the “emotional landscape” an audience creates within their own minds that relates to their own mapping of a story that’s truly impactful. This, of course, includes screenplays too.

To find out more, please head over to our Learn Screenwriting page.

Gothic Zen® Studios are friendly and community aware. That’s part of the reason why we actively support causes, such as anti-domestic violence campaigns and homelessness.

Our team respects the vision of clients and helps them achieve high production standards in a competitive landscape.

To find out more, please head over to our Production Services page.

Goran Zivanovic

Creative Director/Educator

Goran graduated with a Bachelor of Film Production from SAE Institute, Byron Bay. He also holds a teaching qualification and is a respected screenwriting lecturer.

Goran’s unique style and honest approach to reactive storytelling, which often deviates from traditional Hollywood models, makes him popular with our clients and students.

Known for his hauntingly seductive style, Goran has a tendency to induce unsettling realities and themes in his work. He continues to practice his craft with long form works currently in production.

Goran’s awards are secondary to the complete creative freedom of revealing his soul’s intentions in his work.

Clare Zivanovic

Production Consultant

Clare will likely be your first point of contact with Gothic Zen. She is responsible for much of the behind-the-scenes work and is integral to helping ideas transition from concept through to final, polished productions.

About 10 years ago, Clare swapped a clinical career in natural medicine for a creative one. She learned film production skills from respected and awarded industry professionals, and is committed to keeping her skills updated.

Her attention to detail in the video editing process ensures a quality result that hits the beats of any production. Clare is also a published children’s author and technical writer.

We are a team of real people dedicated to supporting your film projects and educational needs as a screenwriter.