Sergiu Lupse was born in Cluj-Napoca/Romania. From a very young age he felt a passionate attraction towards art, moving images and visual stories.
He studied Video&Photography at the University of Fine Arts in Cluj-Napoca, Cinematography&Film at the Babes-Bolyai University and received a MA in Experimental Film and Design from the National University of Art Bucharest (RO).
In 2008 he was selected for the CEC Artslink Fellowship Artist in Residence in New York and Austin (USA) and in 2009, co-directed and shot REMNANT, a short film collaboration with fellow Austin filmmaker Christian Raymond, as part of the CEC Artslink Projects Award Programme.
In 2013 he directed TATAL NOSTRU, a short comedy/drama, developed during The Everyday Drama Workshop and in 2014 the film won Best Fiction Film at the Filmul de Piatra IFF in Piatra-Neamt, Romania. The short was selected at NeXT IFF (Official Romanian Competition), Leeds IFF, TIFF (Romanian Film Days Official Competition), Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival (Focus Romania Programme), Making Waves Film Festival (Romanian Short Film Panorama). In 2014 he directed his thesis film, ABSENT, a short biographic drama about lost memories, who won the Special Jury Award at the FFEST IFF and in 2015 premiered internationally at the Amiens Film Festival IFF. In 2016 he directed OCTL, a magic / comedy short part of mc2 film’s THE CIGARETTE AFTER (2017) omnibus. He worked as editor and colorist on the same film project.
Sergiu’s film work shifts between fiction, animation and experimental forms. His films often talk about escaping the real world, fear, death and distorted perceptions. His characters and stories are rooted in the everyday life, but look for a way out into fantastic worlds, a place where the normal meets the supernatural.
He is currently developing his first feature film.
Name: Sergiu Lupse
Lives in: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Company: Hollow Cube Films
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter and Editor
Film by Adrian Sitaru (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The film is inspired by true events and centers on a young journalist, who goes to Transylvania together with a French TV crew led by a top reporter, to deal with a case of a young prostitute repatriated from France.
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Film by Vlad Andrei Ghinea (Comedy and Drama) Editor
Film (short) by Sergiu Lupse (Drama and Family) Director, Editor, Writer A day in the life of Alex, a 10 year old boy who goes through a traumatic event.
Film (short) by Sergiu Lupse (Comedy) Director Two young women meet in an empty parking lot by the side of the road. One is trying to interact with the other, the other just wants to be left alone. Two strangers at opposite ends of the same moral and religious line.
Film (short) by Sergiu Lupse (Fantasy and Thriller) Director, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer, Visual effects A gifted artist is haunted by reoccurring nightmares of tracking an enigmatic figure, the Antiquarian, who appears to be the source behind a trail of ghost towns across the Transylvanian countryside.
Film (short) by Sergiu Lupse (Animation, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Director, Writer, Producer As a woman wakes up in the middle of the night she remembers the day before. Memories rush to her and in an instant she comes to terms with reality.
Film (short) by Sergiu Lupse (Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Director, Editor, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer L601 lives in a white world. Humans live and work in the LIBRARY, a big information precessing plant. Everybody's feelings are controlled by a special inhibitor provided by the working facility itself. L601 is able to feel only when he dreams. His vivid dreams develop into real feelings that destroy the order of things in this Utopian society. Written by Jake Raymond