Andrei Ștefan Răuțu had his first hands-on experience with film directing, during an 8 weeks “Filmmaking Certificate” program, at New York Film Academy, in Los Angeles (2011-2012).

In 2013, he released his first short fiction film, “Ela, Panda and Madame”, which offered him the chance to participate at various international film festivals.

Between 2013 and 2016 he studies film directing at the National University of Theatre and Film “I.L Caragiale”. Through an Erasmus Scholarship he makes a short documentary, “Back to the Roots”, nominated for the “Gopo Awards” in 2015.

In the summer of 2016, in Chengdu, he directs, shoots and edit “Chasing Dao”, a short documentary produced by “Looking China” Association. After three weeks spent in China, he comes back to Romania and “Samurai Fantasy”, an experimental film that he made in Portugal, wins the “best experimental film award” at “Filmul de Piatra”.

In 2018, he participates at “Aristoteles Workshop”, where he makes “See you Soon”, a short documentary that was screened at Centre Pompidou, in Paris, during the “Cinema Du Reel” Film Festival.

In autumn 2019 he finishes “Bucharest seen from above”, his first short film financed by the National Centre of Cinema, produced by Saga film.



PROJECT: Are There the Stars Out Tonight?

Albert and Laura have dinner in their garden and discuss about their last solution: divorce. With each bite of “bruschettas” and with each sip of beer they seem to forget their situation and loose themselves in laughter and joy. Sun disappears and Orion, the protector of their relationship, shows up on the sky. Carla, their 19 years old daughter comes home like a tornado, on her roller-skates and catches her parents in a portrait of a perfect family. She is in a hurry because she has to meet her friend to discuss teenager problems triggered by love. After a quick sip of beer she leaves, without forgetting to mock her father. Surrounded by beautiful garden lights and ornaments, Laura cleans the table disappointed that her husband created such an idyllic image of them when their divorce is imminent. How are they going to tell her now the truth? Albert is left alone, without hope and beer, under the cold Orion, which will continue to take care of their separate ways.