Adrian Tofei

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Adrian Tofei is an acclaimed Romanian filmmaker and actor best known for his debut horror feature Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015) and his upcoming apocalyptic feature We Put the World to Sleep. IndieWire called Be My Cat: A Film for Anne "a hidden gem, a nonstop nightmare, a chilling character study and a dazzling debut", Blumhouse said it's a "... See full bio »

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 2022 Lost Footage (Short) (written by)
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Other Works:

One-woman-show: Liana Goes to Hell - director/co-producer - various venues in Bucharest, Romania See more »

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6' 5½" (1.97 m)


Duru Yücel


Dorina Tofei

Did You Know?


Almost all of the scenes in Adrian Tofei's movies are first takes. He initially did multiple takes for his first movie, Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015), but then realized that the first ones are always the most natural and authentic ones and decided to include only first takes in the final cut. See more »


Adrian Tofei'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 Tofei ... See more »

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