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For the special people I had the chance to meet this year

It is always about people. Life. Love. Success. Progress. Career. We can't do anything without people, can we? We are social beings, we are loving and caring beings. We can't be happy without people around us.

This year was amazing for me, especially because I have found wonderful people. My life turned out beautifully because of these great humans I had the chance to meet and keep in my life. All we do is with people's help. All I did was with your contribution.

Thank you for being with me!

This time last year, I was planning my film production. I dreamed with my eyes open. Today I am planing the distribution of that film. It is good to plan, it is even better to dream. I dream a lot. I plan a lot. I dare a lot.  Maybe Robin Sharma is right, it is all about focusing on the thing you really, really want:

Coming back to the people I have met this year: wonderful individuals! A big group of them involved in my feature film production - we shared the same idea, the same purpo…

'Herman -The Man Behind The Terror' POST-PRODUCTION

I don't know with what to start. Yes, we managed to finish the production...with a lot of debts but still, we did it! Actors were not paid, the film crew was not paid, some filming equipment needs to be paid (the lights and the electrical generator). There is a lot of pressure on me as a producer and director. Sometimes I just want to drop everything and run away.

But how can I? Too late now...too much done already...we only have the post-production left!

But man, this is a lot of work!!! Even after shooting, it still feels like you are in the middle of the project! The post-production, publicity and distribution is somehow more important than anything else! No one told me that producing a film is so hard. Although I will somehow manage to do this project with 25 000 euros, two millions euro still don't seem enough.

Sometimes I wonder....why all the people, producers, directors I talked with ...never told me about the real costs of a movie? WHY??????

The sound for a movie, in…

We did it!

179 scenes in 5 weeks! 300 people involved in this project! 44 filming set locations! 1902 costumes! 9008 props items! Thousands of unforgettable moments! This is what we did! 
Sounds like an army, but it was not. We were like a family and we all worked driven by the same goal: to finish the production of Herman-The Man Behind The Terror.

And so we did!

We have the whole footage now, we are ready for the post-production.

I am so proud of these wonderful people I had the chance and the honor to meet and work with.  Sometimes I feel so lucky - and this moment was a moment I felt lucky. During this film production I have met so many great people. People that will forever remain in my mind and my soul. REAL people. People who ACT more than they speak, people who work hard to get what they want from their life. HONEST, SIMPLE people. People who stood by me when I needed them. People who came in my life for the purpose of helping...They were there..coming from nowhere.  ...And this is the …

After the first part of the filming

Here I am ....shooting my first feature film! It's like magic..after years of dreaming, planing and struggling to make it happen.  Well, half of our movie is done! (I say 'our' as we are a big, nice, competent, talented  and professional team - so proud of having this opportunity to work with them all.)

 My colleagues came from Bucharest at night and started filming after 7 hours of driving.  I came two days earlier to Iasi and worked all day and all night: I had to prepare the costumes, the catering, the call sheet for the next day so I couldn't sleep either. Of course, it was the first time in my life when I had the chance to meet Ion Caramitru and work with him! Who would sleep in such a situation :)  We all were dead tired since the first day, but we did it!

Not sure how I managed  it - with one day before filming, I had no clue where I would accommodate my crew and actors (searched everywhere but no one wanted to offer a discount or partnership for this film). Fu…