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B I O G R A P H Y
Mara Cracaleanu is a Romanian-born film producer, director and screenwriter. Coming from a very diverse artistic background, her experiences in the art world are reflected in her films.
She performed on the Romanian National Opera stage for 7 years, in operas such as La Bohème, Tosca, Carmen.
She was an actress in a French theater group, where she received an award for best feminine interpretation in a play based on the book To Kill a Mockingbird. She also won an award for the role of Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie.
She has been writing, directing and producing award-winning independent short films since 2017.
She won an award for her first short film in French, Solitude. Her second short film, Fantasy Dust, was part of a competition at Los Angeles Film Festival. The soundtrack of the film was composed by Danny Elfman. Her drama films Mirrorcide andThe Cry Of Silence, a Romania-UK production, were screened and distributed in multiple countries, reaching international recognition.
She has worked on various other projects, including fashion films and stage plays, and is actively involved in numerous productions and as a film festival jury member at three US-based film festivals. She is a member of Women In Film and Television UK and Women In Film LA.
Mara is the founder of the London-based film production company Melancholia Pictures.
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