Denisa Popa

Denisa Popa

Screenwriter and Script Consultant

London, England

Member Since:
April 2015
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About Denisa

I began my career in the media in 2006 when I was offered a position at a newly opened studio in Romania where I helped to produce two TV shows commissioned by Romanian National Television.

I’ve worked on film sets, live TV sets, in production offices, recording studios and so on, and had various exciting roles such as producer’s assistant at 42 Km Film, the company belonging to the Camera d’Or award-winning director Corneliu Porumboiu, or PA to Stefan Banica Jr., one of the most renowned celebrities in Romania.

Since moving to the UK I’ve been involved in a number of projects, and took particular pride in my role as an associate producer on two documentary films on different aspects of Romanian society, both of them broadcast by Romanian National Television.

During the years of production and office-based jobs, I gradually discovered that writing is a great part of who I am, and thus my professional life has taken a new and challenging direction.

I wrote my first feature script, ‘Landscape with Camel and Bear’ in 2012 and the first draft was selected to participate in ‘Manaki Brothers Script Corner’, a development workshop in Macedonia, where it received the runner-up award for Best Script.

My second screenplay ‘The Seventy Men in My Life’ was selected to take part in Artviva Co-production Training Ground in Bucharest in 2016 and is currently under development.

Growing up in communist Romania and becoming an adult during the enthusiastic, confusing and often violent years after the Revolution, has given me a complex perspective on how historical, political and social circumstances shape one’s individuality; it has thus become my professional goal to convey this experience through writing and film.




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Credits

  • The Seat

    The Seat (2015 - 2018)
    Film (short) by Topscreen.tv, Fortress of Dinglitude/Remy King Production Manager

  • The Little Truth

    The Little Truth (2017)
    Film (short) by Greuceanu Films/Stefan Mandachi PR Manager A couple’s apparent ordinary discussion escalates into total intolerance.

  • Forgotten Song

    Forgotten Song (2015 - 2016)
    Film (short) by OTCfilms / Jonathan Price Associate Producer Romania is a land of thieves, beggars and vampires… errr well actually no. Some of Its forgotten song is revealed as ROXI returns to her native country after an absence of five years. In her reflective journey through the layers of Romanian society she re-experiences the noble qualities of its people and the richness of their culture. From her peasant grandmother Maria, who still farms the land at eighty four, to nobleman Constantin Serban Cantacuzino and the restoration of his beautiful hotel ROXI's charming journey is full of people, places, poetry and song.

  • The Crossing

    The Crossing (2016)
    Film (short) by OTCfilms / Jonathan Price Associate Producer

  • Ecaterina '33

    Ecaterina '33 (2015)
    Film (short) by Andrei Florescu Writer A day in the life of Ecaterina Serban, the last remaining resident in Bozieni, a Romanian village.

  • Giant

    Giant (2013)
    Film (short) by Five Years Production, Finland/Salla Tykkä Production Coordinator

  • When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

    When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013)
    Film by 42 Km Film, Romania/Corneliu Porumboiu Production Secretary

  • Strictly Come Dancing Romania

    Strictly Come Dancing Romania (2008 - 2012)
    Television by Mediavision ProTV Personal Assistant PA to Stefan Banica Jr., one of Romania's biggest celebrities, presenter of the live TV show Strictly Come Dancing broadcast on ProTV

  • No Limits

    No Limits (2006 - 2007)
    Television by Videorgy / Marin Dinescu Associate Producer Documentary series exploring different aspects of modern Romanian society like drugs, hooligans or homelessness

  • Transfer

    Transfer (2006)
    Television by Videorgy / Marin Dinescu Researcher TV show about new visual media broadcast on the Romanian National Television

Awards

  • 2nd Best Script Award at Manaki Brothers Script Corner, Macedonia
    (2012)

Education

  • Effective Script Reading Course, Industrial Scripts London
    (2018-2018)

  • MIDPOINT Central European Script Center - Script Development Training Program, Prague, Czech Rep.
    (2010-2010)

  • MA in Fim Production from the National University of Theatre and Film Bucharest
    (2008-2010)

  • BA in Languages from the University of Bucharest
    (2002-2005)

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