Teodor Reljić is a freelance writer specialising in fiction — prose and screen — as well as cultural journalism and commercial content. He has been contributing the national newspaper MaltaToday since the early 2000s, and his debut novel, Two, is published by Merlin Publishers in 2014, and was shortlisted for the National Book Prize in the following year.
He has previously been published in Weird Fiction Review, Le Monde N’Est Pas Rond and Filmkrant. He has written MIBDUL, Malta’s very first serialized comic, which will be illustrated by Inez Kristina and launched in the near future through Merlin Publishers.
For film production company Shadeena Entertainment, Reljić has co-written Camilla, a short film adaptation of the Clare Azzopardi short story of the same name, which won the National Book Council’s Literary Short Film Contest. Co-written and directed by Stephanie Sant, Camilla premiered on November 10, 2018 at the Malta Book Festival.
His collaboration with both Shadeena and the Book Council continues with the upcoming docudrama Storja ta’ Storja, for which Reljić has scripted four short film adaptations of Maltese literary works.
Reljić’s other collaboration with Shadeena is a forthcoming feature film adaptation of the critically acclaimed Maltese novel Is-Sriep Regghu Saru Velenuzi by Alex Vella Gera, which won the National Book Council’s inaugural feature film fund is and slated to commence filming in the summer of 2020.
Reljić is the former editor of the quarterly arts and culture publication, ENCORE, and also teaches Creative Writing on a part-time basis within the English Department of the University of Malta.
Reljić read English and obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Malta in 2010. Born in Belgrade (1985) but raised in Malta (1992-present), he is interested in myth, metamorphosis, monstrosity, film history and pop culture.
Teodor Reljić is currently on the market for freelance writing of all kinds. Those interested should get in touch on teodoreljic [at] gmail.com. Meanwhile, read some endorsements from previous collaborators.