Now for everybody out there that wanted to see what I do in filmmaking today I’ve made a small showreel that recaps some of the films and videos I’ve made since 2008.
Thank you all soo soo much for all your help, belief and sacrifice for these films to be made and screened in Romania and all over the world. Thank you my amazing romanian and german crews, thank you sooo soo much you amazing souls that you are dear dear actors, thank you beautiful reviewers, critics and viewers from all over the world that opened your souls and minds and feelings in front of these little films.
It was and it still is an amazing journey in film and I am the luckiest human to have met you and shared with you at least a small part of real and direct soul.
Thank you soo soo much to all.
And lets keep telling stories about our amazing sacred human experience.
Image is mirror, what we feel and see in it shows us more than the ones in the mirror.
Image/story is an intuitive language that can empathize with others outside ideas. Outside concepts, languages.
My films are about the difficult process that we need to undergo so that we can come back to life, or to understand it. Not to enjoy it, not to be happy, but just merely to experience it. Happiness has nothing to do with Truth, with direct touch of life.
So no Beauty. But as much truth and wake up moments as possible. As much angles feelings reactions and objects upon reality so that our all being can transcend it even for a very brief moment.
The reel contains pieces from the films
No Man’s Land
Sleep Awake 2012
Film New Europe wrote a beautiful little article about our new project Obscur.
Thank you so much.
you first do your art with the ones you fuck with
then you do it and with the ones they fuck
and if lucky one of all these people has some money
or fucks some art dealer
or some critic
or some media mogul
or some royalty
and your art becomes art
from now on
please replace the word
with the word
you should start learning what you are
and quit trying to be what you want
my words are objects
to your breath
is only for those that refuse organised religion, organised education and organised knowledge
organised working life, organised social life, organised love life
why is the body more important than the mind?
because the mind you can kill time and time again
the body only once
the body is closer and more attentive to experience and life, than the mind
the body is real
the mind is not
the body is silent
the mind is not
that is why I am so interested in the body and not in the mind
not in socials
they all flow out of body and our relationship with our own, and with the other’s Read more… »
#Mare – 20s-30s – female, nudity, simulated sexual scenes, animalic, trance like, wilde character, no text
#Nuku – 20s 30-s male, nudity, erection, simulated sex + violence
#Clara – 20s-30s – female, nudity, sexual scenes
professional or non-professional – Romania or Europeean – Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, or any other open minded introspective country and culture
assistant producer/organizer – with car
DOP – lights color and camera counseling
makeup – special effects – knife wounds, blood wounds, wild dirty
sound recording team
one big room 70m2 or larger – heated for november – industrial or in a weird closed area
Bucharest – or any other city in Europe
old furniture and objects to borrow for 1 month
[all cast and crew must be interested in body metaphor and sexual poetics]
[the script is free to read, either here or on my blog qualiafilm.com]
[please be sure to check our past projects before applying. it would be so nice to know something about my direction as film and art before wanting to join this project]
I want to make this underground film and I need a little help to gather some money to pay for a space and for small rentals that I can’t convince people to help me out of revolutionary conviction or belief in our ideas and direction of film.
Could you help me with 2,3 euros please,
Donations or any other help coming from you will add you to the secret group of those that will see the film, of those that will get inside news about the film. Photos, cast, rehearsals, making off. Deleted scenes.
We are getting ready for our new project #Obscur a crazy intimate transgressive underground film. With it we will finish a trilogy of the body. SleepAwake2012, #Beings2015, Obscur2016
[it would be great to partner-up with a #coproduction company for #distribution and #promotion of the film]
If you would like to keep in touch or help us, please follow our new page and contact us.
We need your help, support and share.
Any help from you with the promotion,
making, finding things cast and crew,
participate or share of this project, towards its completion,
will guarantee your access to the private screenings of the film through a secret group with exclusive access to the film and the process of making it.
Photos, info, videos, personal messages, meetings, special events and many more.
contact us at – paul at qualifilm.com
De ce film? Well, pentru ca filmul ramine intact in timp si se cumuleaza. Pentru ca este un instrument de schimbare culturala ffff puternic. Pentru ca este mai sincer ca fotografia si mai echilibrat emotional ca muzica. Filmul le include pe toate si contine acela minunata inventie – povestea. Inventie care este cumva exteriorizarea organica a unui holism interior. Emotional, traditional, genetic, reactiv, rational, cultural. Povestea ne ajuta sa impartasim experiente comune si sa le descoperim. Filmul ne ajuta sa vedem si sa constientizam.
Its not about a better more efficient and successful life. But about a more meaningful and open life.
What I am trying to learn, and what making films keeps on teaching me, is how to find, in what I don’t have, in what I can’t reach, the same reward and the same lessons and experiences as when you have all resources you need and desire, to achieve that inner universal revelations.
Step by step I understand that such a milestone, such an idyllic first doesn’t exist.
That what you don’t have is the same with what you have.
There is no redemption in the having the best.
There is no doom in not having.
Its all too simple and sincere to depend on outside conditions, circumstances, dynamics, threats, rewards or things.
All can be found in silence.
All can be shared in silence.
All can be revealed in silence.
I feel from time to time the need to explain my projects, I feel that people will understand me better if I talk to them personally 🙂
Now I talk a little about our new space where I want to explore some of my ideas, in a owned space, no more running around asking people for borrowing theirs.
And also about our film project Obscur – a +18 film that so many people are afraid of. I try to ease their minds and suspicions.
We are looking for a small financial support to make Apologia, a poetic non-commercial film in Bucharest. These money are for food and gas for our 10 days of filming, plane tickets for our international cast and rent for 2 of our locations and sound post-production.
Apologia – A multidimensional, multi existential story, about a mystical togetherness that is somehow broken and people have broken pieces in one another.
Please help us with our 3rd feature film. Films that we don’t use as products. Thank you.
Until now we’ve raised from amazing friends – 430 Euros out of the 3500 we need to start.
or try a qualiafilm membership
or our affiliate stores – all you buy from there will reroute a small percentage to our fundraising.
AMAZON, F64(ro), EMAG(ro)
I am thinking about creating meetings with people interested about making, collaborating, helping, knowing more about small indie films, underground, experimental, poetic…
or anything that can be called outside of mainstream cinema.
and a tumblr blog
and a newsletter
We are organizing a film night every Thursday in Bucharest at Plantelor 25
see about current film schedule on tumblr or facebook.
Just to write it here as well
With #Beings we were accepted to four festivals until now.
Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival
Straight-Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival
Venice Film Week
Martinique Film Festival
It all starts by looking down in deep waters and we see the title shining on the murky water. All of a sudden a white figure comes towards, us, towards the surface and comes out of the water. It is Jake. He swims to the shore where Gamma a little skinny girl is waiting. Jake comes out of the water but has no contact with Gamma, is like they are both unknown to eachother. And then we see trees moving in the wind, and big water flowing, and clouds and fog moving. In a dark room Otte is washing her paralyzed mother Imola. Near the bed on a simple chair there is the Professor, the confessor and adviser of Otte. The professor talks with Otte about living alone, and why it is impossible form Ottes body and mind. She wants to lose herself into another.
In the same night, in another part of town, Jake is working on 3 big monitors, at his research desk. Looking for something, trying to entangle an immense theoretical and scientific discovery. He thinks, he is bored, He works with passion. He lies on the floor. He throws papers away. In a dark corner of the room very quietly is Gamma. She ask Jake about why is she there, and they talk about the difference between object and vibrant presence. About a third existence.
Jake is sleeping and a computer message is waking him up and scares him. It is his friend Phil, also a scientist, that confirms him that his findings about a Global Magnetic Shift and thus physical laws in continuous change are correct. Phil invites Jake to come to their lab and work on it. Phil also confirms that the Shift is changing people’s behaviors and makes them weirder and more violent. Jake responds that he needs to save someone first, then he will go to them.
Jake goes to Otte’s home where she very hardly lets him in. She thought he was dead. She was just preparing herself something very raw and bloody thing to eat. He doesn’t want. They talk about their love for each other and how they keep it hidden. And how each one wants to become the other. Jake is let to stay only for one night. Read more… »