Set in the outskirts of Bucharest, the story of Ghițescu's debut feature follows Otto, a 17-year-old punk with a huge Mohawk, as he becomes involved in the social services investigation following the death of his girlfriend, Laura. Alien Film is producing.
Otto the Barbarian / Otto barbarul was selected for Less is More – Development Workshop for Low Budget Feature Projects in Bucharest (May 2015), Baltic Event 2015, Berlinale Script Station within Berlinale Talent Campus and CineLink Co-production Market 2016.
The Cinefondation’s Atelier was created in 2005 in order to stimulate creative filmmaking and encourage the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers. So far, out of 186 projects accompanied, 145 have been completed and 14 are currently in preproduction.