Rene Maurin (*1971) is a Slovene author born in ex-Yugoslavia, rightfully accused of roaming several mediums. He acquired his formal education in United States, Croatia and Slovenia. After graduation in theatre directing he filmed a series of documentaries for the Slovenian National Television and won the attention of audiences and critics with films such as "I saw Elvis!" (1999) and "Life, as from inside" (2000).
He dedicates the next decade to the theatre and takes over Ptuj City Theatre. In this time he directs several performances that reap acclaim and selected awards in Slovenia and abroad. In 2012 he enrolled the master course in film directing at the AGRFT and directed his first fiction film “Bright Black” (2014). Among others, the film received the award for the best academic achievement of University in Ljubljana and toured several prestigious international film festivals.
His photographic work serves as an expression contrasting the narrative treatment of cinematic storytelling and nests in photographic contraction of time and the capacity of uncompromised manifestation of intimate testimonies and visual langue. In 2013 he co-founded the photo-literary zine REBUS. He often writes — a common habit of directors and lectures at the Institute of Media Communication at the University of Maribor.
He chiefly lives and works in Maribor, Slovenia.