Founder & Producer
Managing Partner & Producer
Tangaj Production is a Bucharest-based production company. Tangaj’s branding and management underline the company’s direction towards a strong slate of arthouse films, carefully balanced with productions that tackle the audience in a unique manner. While focusing on exploring fresh, talented Romanian voices and newly discovered ones outside the borders, the company also provides high-quality production services.
In Romania, the company is working with established authors Andrei Ujică, Adrian Sitaru and Paul Negoescu, and directors at their first or second film like Bogdan Theodor Olteanu or Andra Tarara. In terms of international co-productions, the company’s portfolio includes SAF by Turkish director Ali Vatansever (Toronto IFF – Discovery Section 2018, TR/DE/RO), the sophomore film by Mladen Djordjevic LABOUR DAY (RS/BG/GR/ME/RO, in production) and the debut feature PANOPTICON by Georgian director George Sikharulidze (GE/FR/IT/RO, in development).
SAF FEATURE FILM 2018
Director: Ali Vatansever
Screenplay: Ali Vatansever
The Fikirtepe district of Istanbul. Urban transformation is sweeping away the poor communities and Syrian refugees take shelter in deserted buildings. Kamil and his wife Remziye risk losing their home. Unemployed for a long time, Kamil, has no choice but to secretly accept a job on a construction site. Not only is he taking the job from a Syrian refugee, he’s also working for the company that’s destroying the area next door. Oppression and anxiety both in his neighborhood, where he fears discovery and at work, where he’s accepted the low wages paid to refugees, gradually transform him. When Kamil suddenly disappears, Remziye has to face the consequences of his actions, which do not t the man she knows. But she will not give up.
Toronto International Film Festival (Discovery) 2018
Palm Springs International Film Festival | Special Mention 2019
International Antalya Film Festival | Best Director, Best Actress 2019
Bari International Film Festival | Best Director 2019
MIA MISSES HER REVENGE. FEATURE FILM 2020
Genre: Dark Comedy
Director: Bogdan Theodor Olteanu
Screenplay: Bogdan Theodor Olteanu
Cast: Ioana Bugarin, Maria Popistașu, Ana-Maria Guran, Carol Ionescu, Adrian Nicolae, Alexandru Ion
Mia, a young actress, finds herself back in her parents' house in the aftermath of a serious fight with her boyfriend. She had received a slap on her face, justified by jealousy - an unprecedented and random act of violence. A couple of days following this event reveal the carousel of her emotions and her impossibility to take any decision. Revenge seems to be the only clear direction to follow, so Mia decides to get even. She plans to make a sex tape and show it to her boyfriend - there’s no doubt that this is the worst thing she could do to a man haunted by jealousy. But either cheered or blamed by her friends and the men she involves in her plan, everyone seems to have a strong opinion about what happened.
Warsaw Film Festival 2020 | Jury Special Mention
Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers 2021
Slamdance Film Festival 2021
US AGAINST US FEATURE FILM 2020
Genre: Documentary, drama
Director: Andra Tarara
Screenplay: Andra Tarara
Cast: Ion Tarara, Andra Tarara
A common passion and a debilitating mental disorder bring a daughter and her father together and apart, in front of the camera. While their relationship unfolds, a more complex discussion and social dynamics take shape, touching upon the inability to communicate, the transmission of trauma through generations, education and personal development, the stigma of mental illness. A series of dialogues alternate with daily life sequences brought to us either from present reality footage or from the father’s VHS archives.
Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2020
Transilvania International Film Festival 2021
Astra Film Festival 2021