Anca M. Lăzărescu was born in Timisoara, Romania, in 1979. She moved to Germany with her parents in 1990. Her doc THE SECRET OF DEVA won prizes including the Best New Talent Award at the Sehsüchte student film fest 2007. She graduated from Munich film school HFF 2011 with short SILENT RIVER, which was invited to over 300 festivals and won 82 international awards. THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD is her debut feature. It was selected at Munich FF. She is a member of the Romanian and European Film Academies.