SaturDay  |  Screen 3  |  4:30 PM
SunDAY  |  SCREEN 3  |  3:20 PM

The Film

Based on true events, SHOK is set during the escalation of the Kosovar War when the country was occupied by Serbia... Two young Kosovar boys, Petrit and Oki, are the best of friends. After Oki buys a bike, Petrit is desperate to have one of his own. Ever the businessman, Petrit finds a niche dealing cigarette papers to the occupying Serbian troops. However with tensions and violence escalating in the country, many would see this as traitorous. Building a steady network of contacts, Petrit drags Oki into ever more dangerous situations until their lives are put at risk. As their relationship is tested to the limits they begin to encounter the true intentions of the Serbians and learn the meaning of friendship. 

Run time: 21 mins


Cast & Credits




Director of Photography





Jamie Donoughue


Howard Dawson / Harvey Ascott / Eshref Durmishi

Philip Robertson

James Rhodes

Sarah Peczek

Trimor Dhomi

Lum Vesili / Andi Bajgora / Eshref Durmishi / Xhevdet Jashari / Astrit Kabashi / Armond Morina / Sunaj Raça / Kushtrim Sheremeti

The Artist

SHOK is Jamie’s directorial drama debut. He is an experienced director and producer of music videos. Previously signed to Academy Films, he then went on to set up his own production company Left Eye Blind, working extensively across Europe and the USA. He began exploring the Balkan area realizing the potential for film-making in these fledgling regions. With a passion to move into film Jamie became a freelance director in late 2013. SHOK is his first solo film project.