A YOUNG MIND: The Making of  a Filmmaker (2018)

The film follows the journey taken by Nicholas Dimancescu (1985-2011) from youth into becoming an accomplished documentary filmmaker. Featured are people and events that influenced his view of the world and his evolution from comics, to graphic novels, to documentary film work. Also watch slide show.

50 mn documentary filmed in Europe and the U.S.

Executive Producer/Editor - Dan Dimancescu
Line producer,  Victor Alvarez
Director of Photography - Nora Agapi
Assistant Editor - Jagger Perusse
Music Composition - Josh Heineman

Presented at Astra Film Festival (Sibiu, Romania / October 2018)


JULIETTA: and the Secret Mountain  ANIMATION (14mn)

In the Swiss Alps, a young girl, Julietta, and her friend, Willy, go on an adventure that leads them to a mysterious and magical place. The story, based on bed-time tales told by Dan Dimancescu to his daughter, Katie, age 5-6, was inspired by trips to the small mountain village of St. Luc in Switzerland.

14 mn animation credits:

Producer- Dan Dimancescu
Written & Directed -  Andrei-Nicolae Teodorescu
Animation & Illustration - Claudia Ilea
Character Painter - Cornel Ilea
Editing and Compositing  - Vlad Bota
Voiced by - Emma Pallett
Additional Voices - Alex Ștefănescu
Sound Mixing - Andrei Boanță
Sound Engineer - Andrei Păcuraru

WATER HARVESTING (“Knowledge Keepers” Series)

A documentary series focused on ways in which various traditional and modern ways are used to harvest water in arid areas suffering from critical shortages. Hosted by activist/author Brad Lancaster.

Making of ...  and  Trailer


The story of Nick Engler, who reconstructed all seven of the Wright Brothers ‘glider’ and ‘flyer’ airplanes - and their display in China.

Making of ... and  Web article