Marius Olteanu, born in Bucharest in 1979, studied Film Directing in Bucharest and received an MA in Fiction Film Directing in the UK. He has worked as an assistant director for the award winning film Sieranevada (2016) by Cristi Puiu. Following four award winning short films: Sunday Afternoon, Why Don’t You Dance, Tie, and No Man’s Land, Olteanu’s first feature-length film, Monsters. premiered in Berlinale Forum 2019 and received Sofia IFF Grand Prix. Besides his work as a writer and director, Olteanu is also a published photographer.