ANDREI ŞENDREA is alumni of the National University of Cinematograhy and Theater “I.L.Caragiale”, Andrei Șendrea is a film critic and scriptwriter based in Bucharest. He has been writing on cinema since 2012, and has covered a lot of ground in terms of publishing outlets (from highly specialized magazines to daily national newspapers, both online and print, in Romanian and in English) and writing formats (from academic research papers to reviews, interviews and festival coverage). He has been invited to sit on film festival juries and has participated in international film journalism workshops (Indiewire’s Locarno Critics Academy 2014, Nisimazine Cannes 2014, Nisimazine Venice 2013). Most recently he has joined the CinEd – European Cinema Education for Youth programme in Romania, talking about films and cinema to middle school children.
CAROLINE GOMBÉ‘s international career includes credits in film, TV and theatre in both the US and Europe, working with prestigious artists on both sides of the ocean. Her credits include: What happened to Monday? (2016), Club Dead (Hulu 2016), Janie Charismanic (Hulu 2016), Digital Physics (Amazon 2016). Originally from Romania, Caroline was the first mixed race actress accepted in the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts of Romania and she holds an MA in acting performing techniques at the University of Connecticut. She was part of the cast of the first production of Chicago at The National Theatre of Romania. Caroline is also a very talented dancer, who was, first, part of the productions of the musical theatre in her hometown, Toma Caragiu Theatre, and then expanded and mixed her dance abilities with the acting work in several projects around the world. Caroline Gombé is a gifted singer. She was part of several musicals and musical theatre productions, and had some solo collaborations with other artists in Romania.
BOGDAN FILIP is a Director Of Photography and Photographer, with more than 15 years of experience as a DOP, lighting and shooting commercials, documentaries , television programs and music videos for a variety of international brands and artists.
ALECS NĂSTOIU is a Romanian director, producer, and screenwriter, graduate of The National University of Cinematography and Theater “I.L Caragiale”, known for his multi awarded film „Billion Star Hotel”.
ADINA SĂDEANU is a screenwriter/producer with a strong background in journalism – an award -winning journalist with ten years of experience in Romania, the United Stated and the UK. Adina has a Master of Science in Journalism at Northwestern University (Medill School of Journalism) and a Master of Arts in International Affairs at the Tufts University. She set up Axis Media Production, a content and film producing company, as well as Axis Productions, its NGO branch, aiming to support both theater and film projects with a strong human and social touch. She produced the short film “4:15 PM Sfarsitul lumii” (“4:15 PM The end of the world”), selected in the official competition at the Cannes International Film Festival 2016. She wrote “Golden Ashes” a feature thriller, selected by the ScripTeast, a reputable program designed for Central and Eastern European screenwriters.
She also wrote and co-produced the short film “Clandestine” that won the 1st prize at the VSLO.
Adina was active in the theater field too. She produced the theater play “The Yalta Game” by Brian Friel and the musical comedy “Hârca se întoarce”(Hârca’s back), a modern adaptation of the first Romanian operetta play written by Matei Milo. She also produced “American Nights in Bucharest”, an American music, poetry & dance show held in Bucharest in 2014, with the support of the US Embassy in Bucharest.
In the last years, she attended several courses on scriptwriting and producing both in London, Cannes and the US.
TOM WILSON graduated Oxford University and has lived in Romania since 2002. He’s written for Dazed and Confused, The Guardian, The Independent, The Economist and Time Magazine, made radio documentaries and short films for the BBC, and his debut feature film, The Bucureşti Experiment, won a Gopo for Best Documentary. His latest feature project was invited to the Venice Biennale College Cinema.