The first feature from Romanian director Alexandru Maftei, Hello, How Are You?, is a romantic comedy about a husband and wife who fall in love via the internet, hiding their true identities.
Hello, How Are You? (Bună, ce faci?) 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.
Tudor Reu, Antoni Sole and Maurizio Santarelli are producing. The budget is of €3,000,000. The project participated at the 5th Sofia Meetings pitch in 2008. Previously, Maftei has directed several shorts and a TV feature.
The film was shot in 7 weeks in June and July 2009, in Romania and Spain. Hello, How Are You? is currently in post-production.
Lia Bugnar wrote the script, after an idea of Alexandru Maftei. Radu Aldea is the DOP. The Romanian-Spanish cast includes Dana Voicu, Ionel Mihăilescu, Paul Diaconescu and Jordi García.
The Romanian premiere is expected for spring 2010. There is no sales agent or distributor yet.
5, Intrarea Geneva, sector 1
ABS Film Company
08036 Barcelona, Spain
30 Via Eleonora d'Arborea
00162 Rome, Italy
Director: Alexandru Maftei
Script: Lia Bugnar, after the 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
Ioan Andrei Ionescu
Ana Maria Moldovan
Credit photo: Rollin Studio