Sanel Budimlic Interview

Sanel Budimlic

A man borne of tragedy and triumph, Sanel Budimlic is a man who brings inspiration to those around him and to those who look up to him. After his harsh life during the Bosnian/Serbian War, he came to the United States in search of something more, something better…and found it.

Kale Slade: Your life has been grand, your love and heart for film, friends and family grander still, how often do you show your love through your portrayals?

Sanel Budimlic: I hope that people know I show my love for film, for life, for family, for friends and for freedom. My life has been finding those people I can be comfortable around, knowing that we have the same vision.

Kale Slade: How often do you get to portray roles that hit close to your heart?

Sanel Budimlic: Not often, but when I do I put 100% into it. Hopefully the future will have more opportunities knocking on my door, but right now I’m not hearing those knocks… God forbid I’m not running deaf.

Kale Slade: Has your experience in the United States been fulfilling to you?

Sanel Budimlic: I have a whole new life now, I have a wife and two beautiful girls, so yeah, I would say my experience in the U.S. has been fulfilling.

Kale Slade: If you could portray any character, who would it be?

Sanel Budimlic: I have a real love for music and for musicians. I don’t play any musical instruments, so it would be a fantasy of sorts to portray a musician or band member.

Kale Slade: You are an inspiration to me and on behalf of myself and other fans, I ask, what is your method of connecting with your fans?

Sanel Budimlic: I didn’t even know I had fans, but if there are some of them out there it’s nice to hear. I have a personal website I’m putting out there,, that I hope people will come and visit so that I can introduce them to the Bosnian culture.

Sanel Budimlic is a new documentary called Off The Boulevard: plus make sure to visit his official website at

Kale Slade

Kale Slade has written for Movie Vine and Entertainment Vine for four years. Striving to do what he can to aid filmmakers in promoting and crafting their projects, he enjoys lending a hand when he can. He also enjoys horseback riding, photography, writing poetry and novels and spending time in nature, experiencing the beauties of life.


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