Adrian Țofei’s filmmaking method usually consists of working for months or even years on an alternative psychological reality for the actors including himself, partially living in character, so that when they start improvising, Adrian mainly needs to record the unfolding events and to make sure the improvisation goes in the right direction. The script mostly consists of plot points. Adrian Țofei shoots tens of hours of footage guerrilla style and then watches the footage like a documentary filmmaker would and creates the details of the story in post-production during the editing process.
Adrian Țofei, who came from a background in method acting and theatre (Ion Cojar's method), partially improvised "Be My Cat: A Film for Anne" in his hometown in Romania on a limited budget budget as director, producer, writer, lead actor, editor, cinematographer and most other jobs usually performed by a film crew, he never used a camera before in his life, had no crew present during shootings other than him and the actresses, partially lived in character, met the actresses for the first time in character with the camera on, and kept only first takes in the final cut.
A language switch was used during filming Be My Cat to ensure the safety of everyone involved: speaking English meant everyone is interacting in character, and speaking Romanian meant everyone returns to be being themselves (with a few exceptions when the characters had to speak Romanian). Filming was preceded by months of preparation via emails between Țofei and the three actresses.