Slobodan Maksimović (1975) was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He graduated in film directing from the AGRFT (Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television). His short films have won over 30 international awards. His debut feature Thanks for Sunderland (2012) received the Best Slovenian Film Award. His second feature, Nika (2016), screened worldwide, was the best youth film at the Motovun FF. His latest short film, The Invisible Hand of Adam Smith (2018) has won over 15 international awards.