Horsepower

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    Horsepower

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    Directed by

    Romania

    2014

    27 min

    • Romanian

    Comedy drama, Short

    Mihai shelters his motorcycle over the winter in his 10th floor apartment. With the help of his friends, he carries it upstairs in autumn and downstairs in spring. He has been doing this every year since he was young, but this year Mihai finds out how fragile friendships can be just when he needs them most.

    Awards

    • Main Prize (Short Feature Competition) - Cottbus FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Adrian Titieni
    Costel Caşcaval
    Lucian Ifrim
    Marian Popescu
    Cătălin Stelian
    Tora Vasilescu
    Mihaela Sirbu
    Do Tan Phong
    Screenplay
    Daniel Sandu
    Cinematography
    Alex Trăilă
    Editing
    Cristian Nicolescu
    Sales
    ICONPRODUCTION
    Daniel Sandu

    Daniel Sandu

    Romania

    Born in 1977, Daniel Sandu graduated The MEDIA University – Film school in Bucharest. He is screenwriter and director of short films, feature films and TV series. In 2013 he wrote and directed HORSEPOWER, a short film produced by Velvet Moraru (Icon Production). The film was shown at Transilvania IFF, at NexT IFF (Romania). In 2012 he directed the short film SECOND VOICE, produced by Ada Solomon (HiFilm Productions). The film won the Special PRIZE at Anonimul IFF 2013 and in 2011 he was the producer, writer and director of the short film THE COUNTING DEVICE co-produced by Ada Solomon (Parada Film) that was selected in the official competitions of Sarajevo IFF, Cambridge IFF, Montpellier IFF, Leuven IFF and won the Jury award at Leiden ISF. In 2008 he developed the screenplay for the feature film ONE STEP BEHIND THE SERAPHIM. He wrote and directed the short film entitled THE APPLE in 2001 and in 2000 wrote, directed and produced MEMORY SLICE, a short documentary, awarded with The Special prize at Eco-Etno-Folc Slătioara FF. He has wrote and co-wrote a number of television series including, NOBODY IS PERFECT, on Prima TV, THE CLAN on Kanal D TV and THE BUILDING on PRO TV. The completed film, ONE STEP BEHIND THE SERAPHIM screened at Transilvania IFF 2018, winning the Romanian Days Audience Award.

    Selected Filmography