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

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)


Rommel in Romania
queen marie in america
The Golden Spiral
Oil stories

Recent books by Dan Dimancescu/BtF Press/Kogainon - English and Romanian Editions. 

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Each book covers a particular period or personality with anecdotal insights, new information, and archival material drawn from the author's personal archives and files. These are published by BtF Press (Studio 901 Productions llc).


Dan Dimancescu, executive producer of Kogainon, has authored numerous books on history, management practices, technology. He also organized expeditions and authored articles for the National Geographic Magazine. He studied at Dartmouth College, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Harvard Business School. He serves on the Board of the Foundation for Carpathia Conservation (Brasov, Romania), Alianta (Washington, DC), and as Honorary Consul-General of Romania in Boston.

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