Transilvania Frumoasa

"If we remember who we are then we will know where we are going." Transilvania Frumoasa is a 5-minute documentary revealing the beauty of Transylvania and its old ways while inviting us to connect with our own humanity.
The film is shot entirely on an IPhone 5.

  • Ingrid Serban
    All Sales Final
  • Ingrid Serban
    All Sales Final
  • Forest Sun
    All Sales Final
  • Ingrid Serban
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Romanian
  • Shooting Format:
    Iphone 5
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Director Biography - Ingrid Serban

Ingrid Serban is a Romanian-American musician and filmmaker. She studied classical music and law in Romania and after moving to the US in the beginning of 2000, she continued her music studies alongside acting and filmmaking.

Her debut film, "All Sales Final" (2014) has been accepted into 4 film festivals (Asheville, NC, Chennai, India, Tiburon, CA, Albuquerque, NM) and she plans on making her next film in Romania this fall.

Ingrid lives with husband musician Forest Sun in Northern California.

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Director Statement

I've always been a storyteller. I viscerally remember my very early years when I would sit at the piano in my parents' tiny apartment in communist Romania and weave make-believe stories with music.

The theme of Transilvania Frumoasa (Transylvania the Beautiful) centers around the idea of finding ourselves through remembering, remembering who we are at our best and thus elevating ourselves in the now.