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A true story about Vlad Dracula

Vlad Țepeș Drăculea, famously known as Vlad Dracula, was a true historical figure that is now remembered due to literary fiction and myths rather than to historical facts. But who was the real man behind the legend? Was he a cruel and bloodthirsty demon? Or was he a brave ruler, loved and respected by the people he devoted his life to? Stephan the Great, Vlad's cousin and an equally larger-than-life historical figure, tells a part of his story to his son and his little friends.

  • Elena Ciolacu
    The Little Hero
  • Vasile Lupașc Sfinteș
  • Vlad Blîndu
  • Claudiu Adam
  • Aranka Peter
  • Vlad Blîndu
    Key Cast
    "Stephan the Great"
  • Ștefan Blîndu
    Key Cast
    "The prince"
  • Mina Nuțu
    Key Cast
    "The little boy"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    O poveste despre Vlad Țepeș Drăculea
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    6 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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Director Biography - Elena Ciolacu

Award winning illustrator, graphic novel creator, animator and animation director, Elena Ciolacu was born in Romania in 1989, where she followed her passion for art, literature and visual narratives from a young age. She studied Graphic Design at the West University of Timisoara, in 2013 she graduated from Coventry University School of Art and Design with a BA in Illustration and Animation, and in 2018 she finished a master degree in Animation at the prestigious National University of Theatre and Film “I.L. Caragiale” in Bucharest. Her most notable works so far are the short animations “The Little Hero” and “Remember Me” and her graphic novel based on the Alzheimer’s disease, “Disposable People”.

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