Adrian Țofei is an acclaimed filmmaker and actor born on July 20, 1987, in Rădăuți, Romania. His father died when he was six, and his mother, Dorina Țofei, supported him watching movies from an early age. 2001: A Space Odyssey left a strong impression on Adrian as a teen, who began researching film history in his spare time. He then studied acting (Ion Cojar‘s method) at Lower Danube University of Galați and continued with a master’s degree in theatrical art at Spiru Haret University of Bucharest. He directed, produced, wrote and performed in various plays, most notably The Monster, which went to multiple festivals.
In 2013, Adrian abandoned theatre, wrote the Found Footage Manifesto and plunged into filmmaking and film acting. He directed, produced, wrote and starred in Romania’s first found footage horror feature film, Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015). The movie went to numerous festivals and won multiple awards and critical acclaim, including Best Film at A Night of Horror Film Festival in Sydney and Best Actor for Adrian at Nashville Film Festival. It was called “terrifying” by Austin Chronicle and “a new intelligent found footage film you need to see” by Blumhouse, got listed by Dread Central in “top 5 best horror movies of 2016” and has an 80% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
He has been married to actress and screenwriter Duru Yücel-Țofei since January 22, 2017. Together they wrote the screenplay for the feature film project Good Girl, and Adrian is also developing the apocalyptic feature We Put the World to Sleep, the anthology series Film Crazy and another film project called Die Bully Die.
Duru Yücel Țofei
Starring / Associate Producer
Duru Yücel-Țofei is an actress and acreenwriter born on July 16th, 1986, in Izmir, Turkey. Being a very expressive child with a playful existence, she used to sing in front of the entire class in primary school and stage impressions of all of her teachers during secondary school. She studied theatre at Bornova’s City Theater for a year when she was 10, which at the end of the year led to her playing two different characters in a play written by Şıhali Yalçıner. From that moment on, she came to know very clearly that she wanted to be an actress.
Having inherited her mother’s talent in languages, Duru also developed a similar interest and chose to study English-Turkish Interpretation and Translation in college. But her biggest passion never stopped haunting her, and following the university years, in order to have an acting training and bigger opportunities, she moved from Izmir to Istanbul and enrolled at The Studio Players, where she received three years of acting and art education under Şahika Tekand and Esat Tekand. In 2014, Duru performed multiple times in the play named Becoming A Rhinoceros 2.014 with The Studio Players. During 2012-2017, she also acted in various TV series, commercials, and a short movie which traveled to Cannes.
Duru Yücel-Țofei has been married to filmmaker and actor Adrian Țofei since January 22nd, 2017. Together they wrote the screenplay for the feature film project Good Girl, and Duru is also set star in the apocalyptic feature We Put the World to Sleep and in the anthology series Film Crazy.
She likes especially jazz and has a demo she handed out only to her family and friends. Swimming, yoga, traveling, spending time in nature, learning about the ways of the world and the causes she might have the privilege to support, the topics of spirituality, health, science, history and architecture are among her interests.
Sarp Onat Yücel
Matthew C. Vaughan