Ada Gabor

Film Director | Creative Vision, Event & Project Management

I've somehow been lucky enough to always be around people off all ages and walks of life. The most important thing that they, as a collective character, have taught me, is that the only constant is change. As for my second most important understanding, which I concluded after spending most of my childhood watching every film I could get my hands on and travelling around with my family, is that the world is big. That was very exciting to me. I'm assuming now that these facts contributed greatly to my decision of pursuing a career in the media and entertainment industries. It seemed only logical: -tell and listen to stories about everything and anything? check -potentially learn new things from all fields and domains? check -be able to do this job anywhere and, hence, be free to travel or relocate if wanted? check Sounds good to me. My greatest satisfaction comes from discovering and understanding new things; whether it's a foreign cuisine, a tiny countryside village with a killer view of the sea or a funky layout for call sheets which makes them more compact and easier to read. I want to know about it all.

Previous Brands
Ateliers Enache
ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival
Zs2 Media Group
Work Experience
Creative Director - Video Production
Nov ‘23 - Now
Ateliers Enache

- Contribute to the creation of the (visual) concept and ensuring consistency across deliverables - Monitoring pre- and post- production to carry out a product that will suit the customers’ needs

Independent Contractor
Nov ‘23 - Nov ‘23

Development and delivery of a training program dedicated to the outreach team.

Project Manager
Jun ‘23 - Nov ‘23

- Manage the day-to-day operational tasks (matching, scheduling, delivering) - Handle calls, WhatsApp communications, any other type of communications with users - Briefing photographers on the photoshoots - Collaborate with internal teams (Customer Success, Quality control, Onboarding & Key Account Managers) - Ensure the team's KPI's

Production Assistant
Dec ‘22 - Apr ‘23
Zs2 Media Group

-Assisting and supporting crew members on-site with setting up lighting equipment and cameras, as well as other logistical details -Working on promotional video projects for clients such as Goldman Sachs, Accor, Boeing, or The National Basketball Association (NBA)

Event and Partnership Manager
Oct ‘22 - May ‘23
ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival

-Focus on managing current network of partners as well as expanding it by outreaching to new collaborators for ÉCU : Film Festival Partnerships, Media partnerships (Magazines, Journals, Blogs, Influencers), Universities, and Prize sponsors -Find, create or conduct events to promote the festival. This includes events in Paris (ÉCU Friday Live Podcast, parties and screenings), but also abroad (ÉCU On-The-Road tour; AAIFF: The All Asian Independent Film Festival in Manila, The Philippines) -Efficiently collaborate with an international team, both on-site and remotely -Develop a result-oriented strategy to expand the Social Media reach and engagement -Update the festival website, spreadsheets & databases

Assistant Director
Jan ‘19 - Now
Self employed

Film and TV - 2022 - "Madrigal" - Short / Musical- 1st AD - 2022 - Director and 1st AD for the short movies created by "Studiourile Buftea" Academy of Film, Theatre and TV in Bucharest - 2022 - "Clanul" - TV Series -PRO TV- 3rd AD - 2021 - "Love Stories on the Move" - Short - 1st AD - 2021 - "Veronica Now" - Fashion film/short - 1st AD - 2021 - "Vlad" - TV Series -PRO TV - 3rd AD - 2020 -”Tinerețea unui dictator” ("Young Dictator") - Feature Film - TVR - 2nd AD - 2019 - "Washington" / Mini series (3 episodes)- History Channel - 3rd AD Advertising - Dettol - 1st AD - AXEL 113 - 1st AD - Chio - 2nd AD

Film Director
Jan ‘19 - Now
Self employed

Short films produced @ UNATC -Bucharest, Romania: -"Cea mai frumoasă zi" ("The most beautiful day") -2022- pres. - work in progress -"Lena" -2021/2022 - fiction -"Matilda"- 2020 - fiction/ dance - 35 mm color -"Zoe și Tom" -2019- fiction - 35 mm b&w -"Povestiri din orașul Obor" ("Obor City Stories") - 2019 - Documentary

English - Fluent
French - Basic
Romanian - Native
Education & Training
KASK en Conservatorium / HOGENT en howest
‘21 - ‘22
Master's degree - Erasmus Exchange
National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale" (UNATC)
‘17 - ‘22
Masters Studies
Paris, France