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M-appeal picks up Romanian Hello, How Are You

Iulia Blaga 2010-05-04

Alexandru Maftei's feature debut, Hello, How Are You, has been acquired by German sales company M-appeal (www.m-appeal.com) and the film's soundtrack by Dragoş Alexandru has been picked up by Warner/Chappell Italy (www.warnerchappell.com).

The film, now in the final phase of sound mixing, will have it a pre-premiere screening at Transylvania IFF, May 28-June 6 (www.tiff.ro).

Maftei, who graduated from Drama and Film University in Bucharest in 1995 has directed several shorts and a TV feature.

Hello, How Are You? is a romantic comedy involving a husband and wife falling anonomously in love over the internet. The film is a Romanian-Spanish-Italian co-production between Rollin Studio (www.rollin.ro), ABS Film Company (www.absfilmcompany.com) and Trees Pictures (www.treespictures.it), with the support of the National Centre for Cinema Romania (www.cncinema.abt.ro), Romanian National Television (www.tvr.ro), Initiative Media, McCann-Erickson (www.mccann.ro), Starcom Media Vest (www.smvgroup.com), Mindshare (www.mindshareworld.com) and Mediaedgecia. The project participated at the 5th Sofia Meetings (www.siff.bg) pitching session in 2008. Shooting took place in June and July 2009 in Romania and Spain.

Tudor Reu, Antoni Sole and Maurizio Santarelli are producing. The budget was €3,000,000. Lia Bugnar wrote the script based on an idea by Maftei. Radu Aldea is the DOP. The Romanian-Spanish cast includes Dana Voicu, Ionel Mihăilescu, Paul Diaconescu and Jordi García.

Production Information:

Rollin Studio

5, Intrarea Geneva, sector 1

Bucharest, Romania

Phone/Fax: +40-21-317.45.50

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www.rollin.ro

ABS Film Company

173-175 Girona

08036 Barcelona, Spain

www.absfilmcompany.com

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Trees Pictures

30 Via Eleonora d'Arborea

00162 Rome, Italy

Phone: +39-06-44.23.1511

www.treespictures.it

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M-appeal

Prinzessinnenstr. 16

10969 Berlin

Germany

Phone: +49 30 61 50 75 05

Fax: +49 30 27 58 28 72

www.m-appeal.com

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Credits

Director: Alexandru Maftei

Script: Lia Bugnar, after an idea of Alexandru Maftei

DOP: Radu Aldea

Music: Dragoş Alexandru

Art directors: Mihaela Ularu, Andreea Cazacu

Producers: Tudor Reu, Antoni Sole, Maurizio Santarelli

Cast: Dana Voicu

Ionel Mihăilescu

Paul Diaconescu

Jordi García

Ioan Andrei Ionescu

Ana Popescu

Sabrina Iaschievici

Adriana Trandafir

Olga Shuvalova

Jofre Borras

Adrian Păduraru

Antoaneta Cojocaru

Gabriel Spahiu

Ioana Abur

Cristi Toma

Ana Maria Moldova

Lucia Butnariu

Marius Drogeanu

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