AMERICA

Frederik’s attempts at creating the safest place possible, where he is protected by his lovely walls in a room filled with guns. A story of uNRAveling.

  • Daniel Popa
    Key Cast
    “Frederik”
    I Am an Old Communist Hag (2013)
  • Octavian Boțel
    Key Cast
    “The Assaulter”
  • Eli Lester
    Key Cast
    “Frederik (voice)”
  • George ve Gänæaard
    Director
    July Love (2018), Flunked (2019)
  • Horia Cucută
    Director
    The Cigarette Bus (2019)
  • Ron Riekki
    Writer
  • Ayrton P. Bryan
    Producer
    Produced by
  • Horia Cucută
    Producer
    Produced by
  • Alin Boeru
    Producer
    Executive Producer
  • Valentin Paduraru
    Producer
    Executive Producer
  • Vlad Ghinea
    Producer
    Executive Producer
  • Ron Riekki
    Producer
    Produced by
  • Constantin Ene Jr.
    Cinematography
    Offstage (2018)
  • Bogdan Mosorescu
    Production Design
  • Teodor Mihnea Rusu
    Sound
    Sound Recording
  • Codruț Dubăț
    Sound
    Sound Mixing & Design
  • Cezar Boțel
    Sound
    VO Recording Technician
  • Michael Locksmith
    Editing
  • Horia Cucută
    Editing
  • Constantin Ene Jr.
    Color Grading
  • Kyle Preston
    Music
    End Credits Music
  • Laura Iane
    Typography
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    300 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Romania
  • Country of Filming:
    Romania
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Short to the Point ISFF Awards
    Bucuresti
    Romania
    Finalist
  • Open Projector Night at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    United States
    May 22, 2019
  • Cefalù Film Festival
    Cefalù
    Italy
  • Big Bang International Short Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    June 7, 2019
  • International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films
    Varna
    Bulgaria
    June 14, 2019
  • zeitimpuls shortfilm 2019
    Vienna
    Austria
    June 18, 2019
  • Festivalul de Psihanaliză și Film
    Bucuresti
    Romania
    December 12, 2019
Distributor Information
  • mc² film
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - George ve Gänæaard, Horia Cucută

George ve GÄNÆAARD is a film director, writer and producer, born in 1984. He first got his degree in Sociology, in Bucharest, and studied Film and Television in United Kingdom, at Aberystwyth University.
George has worked as part of the crew on films like DOMESTIC (2011), THE DITCH (2012), ART (2013), ILLEGITIMATE (2015), FIXEUR (2016), A DECENT MAN (2018) and THE GENDARME (2019).
Recently, George had written and directed four short films: FIRST TIME (2015), FANTOMATIC (2017), BYRIANI (2017) and JULY LOVE (2018).
At the moment George is in post-production with his newest short film, FLUNKED, which has received financing from the Romanian Film Fund and is produced by Domestic Film.
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HORIA CUCUTĂ is a DYI filmmaker based in Bucharest, Romania. He got his degree in Marketing and worked as a multimedia designer for different advertising companies.
In the past four years he has been a collaborator with mc² film, having different crew roles: editor, animator, digital imaging technician and on-set photographer.
Recently, Horia has written and directed two short films, PLANS (2016) and SABBATICAL (2018), part of the no-budget omnibus THE CIGARETTE BUS (2019), produced by mc² film.

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Director Statement

In our hunt for amazing screenplays, we created in 2016 a script contest. For its second edition, in 2017, Ron's AMERICA was by far the best script we have received, catching our attention from the first words on the page. But the most interesting fact about it was the comedic aspect, which was making you laugh, while being astonished, in the same time.
We have done our best to keep the quality of the screenplay, while transferring it to the screen, aiming to present though image, sound and fast cuts a man's philological trauma.