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Contact:     adriantofei@yahoo.com / +40730410347
Location:   Bucharest, Romania

Height:       6′ 5½” (197 cm)
Hair:            receding, salt & pepper
Eyes:            brown

Born on:    July 20, 1987, in Rădăuți, Romania

Acting Highlights:

  • Best Actor Winner at the 2016 Nashville Film Festival and 2016 Hamilton Film Festival for the lead role in Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • the lead role in Be My Cat: A Film for Anne called “the most believable movie psychopath since Norman Bates” by Artsploitation Films and described by other critics as “incredibleexceptionally strong“, “authentic“, “excellent  throughout“, “complex”, “powerfully convincing and “frighteningly natural

Filmmaking Highlights:

Film Credits:

  • We Put the World to Sleep (feature film in development) – director / producer / writer (original concept) / actor
  • Good Girl (feature film in development) – director / co-screenwriter
  • Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015 feature film) – lead actor / director / producer / writer (original concept) / editor / cinematographer – Best Actor at the 2016 Nashville Film Festival and 2016 Hamilton Film Festival, Best Film at the 2015 A Night of Horror International Film Festival in Sydney, Official Selection at the 2015 Fantasporto International Film Festival and 2015 Transilvania International Film Festival

Theatre Credits:

  • The Monster one-man-show (2011-2013) – starring / director / producer / writer – various venues across Romania – Official Selection at numerous theatre festivals
  • Blood Alcohol (2012-2013) – director / producer – various venues in Bucharest
  • Liana Goes to Hell one-woman-show (2012-2013) – director / co-producer – various venues in Bucharest – Best Female Performance at Avanscena Festival
  • Some Girl(s) (2012) – lead actor (playing Guy) – directed by Ștefan Velniciuc & Florin Grigoraș – Black Box Studio South, Spiru Haret University of Bucharest
  • The Comedy of Errors (2011-2012) – supporting actor – directed by Mihai Mălaimare – Masca Theater in Bucharest
  • The Night Hospital (2010) – actor – directed by Florin Toma & Oana Pisaroglu – Black Box Studio in Galați, Romania
  • The Star Without a Name (2009-2010) – supporting actor – directed by Mircea Gheorghiu – Fani Tardini Dramatic Theater & Lower Danube University of Galați
  • Falstaff (2008-2010) – supporting actor – directed by Ion Sapdaru – Fani Tardini Dramatic Theater of Galați, Romania

Other:
Jury Member at the 2015 Bosphorus International Film Festival in Istanbul, Turkey

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Acting at the Spiru Haret University in Bucharest, Romania, class of Prof. Ștefan Velniciuc, Lect. Florin Grigoraș and Prof. Adriana Popovici (2010-2012)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Acting – Ion Cojar‘s method at the Lower Danube University in Galați, Romania, class of Prof. Mircea Gheorghiu and Assist. Florin Toma (2007-2010)
  • Filmmaking at the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest (2006)

Competences & Skills:
Acting (Ion Cojar‘s method), Filmmaking (found footage concept), Improvisation, Actor Coaching/Training, Film Festival Consulting/Coaching, Theatre, Swimming, Bicycle

Languages:
English (fluent), Romanian (native), French (limited)

Awards & Festivals:

  • 2016 Nashville Film Festival in the US – Special Jury Prize for Best Actor for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2015 A Night of Horror Film International Festival in Sydney, Australia – Best Film Winner plus nominations for Best Director and Best Male Performance for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2016 Hamilton Film Festival in Canada – Best Actor Winner for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2015 Fantasporto International Film Festival in Portugal – Official Selection for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne in competition for Best Film
  • 2015 Transilvania International Film Festival in Romania – Official Selection for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne in competition for Best Romanian Feature Film
  • 2016 Other Worlds Austin Film Festival in the US – Official Selection for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2016 TromaDance Film Festival in New York City, US – Official Selection for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2016 On Vous Ment! – Lyon Mockumentary Film Festival in France – Grand Prize for Best Feature Film for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2016 Fright Nights – The Ultimate Festival of Angst in Vienna, Austria – Best Film Nomination for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2015 Bram Stoker International Film Festival in the UK – Official Selection for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2015 Dracula Film Festival in Romania – Special Mention Winner for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2016 Toronto Indie Horror Fest in Canada – Official Selection for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2017 Horror-on-Sea Film Festival in the UK – Official Selection for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2015 Torremolinos International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain– Official Selection for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2015 Zinema Zombie Fest in Bogota, Colombia  – Official Selection for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2015 Area de Contencao – Cartaxo International Fantastic & Horror Film Festival in Portugal – Out of the Box Jury Award & Audience Award for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • 2017 Shockproof Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic – Official Selection for Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • Official Selections for the one-man-show The Monster at the 2012 Unidrama Festival in Tg. Mureș, 2012 HOP Young Actor’s Gala in Mangalia, 2012 Bucharest Fringe Independent Theatre Marathon, 2013 Iași Fringe Festival and 2012 Galați National Comedy Festival
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