Splendida moarte Accident
Director: Sergiu Negulici
A young man finds a 70 year old drawing in an antique shop, containing a secret love letter on the back. The antique dealer sells the drawing to him, revealing an intriguing love story between the artist – a reknown painter, and a famous character of Romania between wars. Finding out that the artist is still alive, having reached the age of 103 years old, the young man goes into an unusual quest to find out the truth and to meet the author of the letter, who lived her life at the same time and in the same spaces as many important 20th century Romanian artists.
Sergiu Negulici started drawing when he was just a kid, and his parents took him seriously, enlisting him to Toniza Plastic Arts Highschool, and then the University of Arts of Bucharest – Faculty of Plastic Arts, where he studied sculpture with the professor Napoleon Tiron.
He started working in the first post-production studio from Romania, Abis Studio, as a compositing artist, then managed to occupy several positions in his projects: animator, 3D artist, art director, lead-animator, director. Throughout the 18 years of studio, he finished a long series of graphic, visual effects and animation projects – commercials, movies.
He participated with several personal artistic projects at exhibitions and artistic events.
He taught animation at 5 editions of Anim’Est Animation Festival workshops .
A few years back, he coordinated a team of animators to create 30 minutes of animation for a movie, and since then he has been focusing solely on animation movies.
Nowadays, he owns his own animation studio, Reniform Studio, in which he coordinates a small team of young animators.
Blissful death is his first animation movie as a director, co-scriptwriter, lead animator.
At the moment he is working on his second movie (where he also signs as a director, co-scriptwriter and lead-animator), the Accident, a short movie which will premiere in February 2019.