Thanks to her father's smuggling of video cassettes to broadcast the free world in the communist matrix from their apartment-cinema, Georgia knew she had to become a filmmaker very early in life. What she did not know was that she was worlds away.
She was 10 during the ’89 Revolution when the poverty challenge of her now single mother abruptly disrupted her connection with cinematography, keeping her away from it for 20 years.
By the time she was 27, Georgia had a BA in Economics, an interrupted BA in Film Directing, and a small business making the first million in turnover against the odds and allowing her to become a producer of avant-garde themed events for business mediums.
The 2008 crisis wiped the life she built and opened an era of immigration and unimagined challenges, pushing her on edges where she had to be the first, the fastest and the best to reach the end of the day, to reform herself from the level of her DNA.
Her curiosity defeated despair, leading her to become a serial award-winning problem solver in global innovation competitions, the highest-ranked fixer in Romania on World Fixer, a name to hire in top-tier film and tv productions, and to play a role in writing the history of space games when she integrated into her first animated video the technical design of a scientist friend, a small thing that helped his "Zero Gordian" to win this Space Game Federation & NASA challenge and to become a game-changing story we will see live from space during the 2024 Olympics.
Living at the confluence of entertainment, entrepreneurship, and innovation realms, Georgia is a filmmaker focused on the exploration of new and affordable storytelling formulas and production models that hold the potential to build cross-industries bridges through film and to open new horizons (see the brand art film and x-movie concepts). She believes we live times when we need each other in ways we never considered before.
In 2019 she made a pivotal choice and entered the Film Production Master of Fine Arts program at UNATC in Bucharest. By today, she developed three films with her BA grads colleagues, wrote an anthology series of eight shorts driven by a generation X female character, and began the writing of two features.
Now, it is "Sunmoon" she has to offer to the world as a debut film, an 8-minute short about transformation made in quarantine during the pandemic, a movie that was not part of any plan.
TV SHOWS | PRODUCTION
1. 2017-2018: “Marry My Son” | Executive Producer
Reality show made by Paprika Studios for ProTv Romania. I was in charge of budgeting for the first season of 13 episodes and the production assembling and coordination of 10 mobile teams în Romania, London, Cyprus și Tenerife (Spain) spread over 50 locations in a multicultural crew of 150 professionals and a cast of 100 people. Showrunner: Volker Michels, Germany
2. 2017: “Louisa and Rosanna” | Fixer
A reality show about the life of a transsexual couple looking for their gypsy roots made by Discovery Communications and Strix Television for TLC Netherlands. I was the local producer of one episode in Romania working with a traveling team of about 15 people across Romania. Director & Producer: Martijn Weerink, Netherlands.
3. 2015: “Expedition Unknown” | Fixer
Adventure and traveling show broadcasted on Travel Channel, USA, made by Ping Pong Productions, Los Angeles. Theme: vampires and strigoi. I was the local producer of one episode (season 2) in Romania working with a traveling team of about 20 people across Romania. Host & Producer: Joshua Gates.
4. 2011: “Destination Truth” | Fixer
Adventure and traveling show broadcasted on SyFy TV, USA, made by Ping Pong Productions, Los Angeles. Theme: Dracula. I was the local producer of two episodes (season 5) in Romania working with a traveling team of about 20 people across Romania. Host & Producer: Joshua Gates.
FEATURE FILMS | PRODUCTION
1) 2015: “Touch Me Not” | Film Locations Manager
Producer: Manekino Film & 4 Proof Film in co-production with multiple countries across Europe. Awarded with Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival 2018. Director: Adina Pintilie.
2) 2012: “Charlie Countryman” | Film Location Manager
Producing companies Voltage Studio, USA și Media Pro Studios, România. A production with a crew, cast and extras of over 500 people and over 40 locations among which: Medicover Aviației Hospital, Romanian Atheneum, Romanian National Opera, Henri Coanda Airport, Universitate Subway, Old Center, Macca-Villacrosse Passage, English Passage. Actors: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Woods, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger, Rupert Green, James Buckley, Vincent D'Onofrio, Melissa Leo. Director: Fredrik Bond, Sweden.
WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
1) "Sunmoon", an 8-minute film made in quarantine. Genre: fantasy, psychedelic, alternative. Format: animation mixed with live-action.
STUDENT FILMS for BA graduation (2019-2020)
1) "Foliorum" (Leaves), a 9-minute film by DoP Alexandru Nitu
2) "It's All One Cat", a 15-minute film by director Vilmos Peter (suspended)
3) "Albatros", a 20-minute film by director Teodora Leu (suspended)
FILMS IN DEVELOPMENT
SHORTS (15-25 minutes):
1) "The Locationist" (dramedy, proof-of-concept for web series, selected at development program MidPoint Intensive Bucharest, 2019)
2) "Canarian Dream" (fantasy-dramedy, proof-of-concept for feature or anthology series, 2020)
3) "A Night on Valentine's" (drama, 2019)
4) "Prima Donnas" (comedy, 2020)
5) "I Love You" (drama, source of "Sunmoon", 2019)
6) "Magic Blue" (dramedy, 2019)
Except No 4) they are part of a limited anthology series led by a female character.
FEATURES (100-120 minutes)
1) "The Vlah" (history-fantasy)
2) "1999" (coming of age, teenage crime story)
REALITY TV SHOW / WEB SERIES
1) Hot Potato | S.O.S. I'm in the soup!
Georgia possesses a remarkably diverse skill set and creative intellect — focusing equally on innovative business solutions as well as “global good” applications of new technologies. She is truly a “mover and shaker”. If one has need of a top-level media fixer/line producer, or, a tuned-in, innovative solutions provider – especially in the context of international business collaboration and development – one need look no further than her. – Michael Ricciardi, Serial Awarded Innovator, "We Are Solvers"
I highly recommend Georgia as a fixer. I worked with her on a very complicated shoot for Travel Channel’s „Expedition Unknown” and she was incredibly professional, intuitive, great at anticipating needs, and has an incredible non-stop work ethic. She would be an asset to any production. – Shannon Green, Field Producer. Travel Channel, "Expedition Unknown” production in Romania.
I met Georgia through the fact that we are both winners of Innocentive Challenges and a subgroup of winners was set up to allow further discussions. she has had a remarkably diverse series of world and employment experiences. My sense is that she is intelligent and creative, and she has the ability to get projects completed and at high quality. – David Galbraith, Ph.D. Professor at University of Arizona, USA. Awarded Innovator. "We Are Solvers"
We have worked for more than two months together, for the series Expedition Unknown – Travel Channel, and the experience was more than positive. She is a very good fixer, very hard working, very skilled, the results were more than satisfactory. The American team told us when they left that this was one of the best experiences that they ever had with fixers around the world. I recommend her with enthusiasm! – Petronela Rotar, Writer and Journalist. "Expedition Unknown” Travel Channel production in Romania.
Georgia is one of the highest professionals that I have worked with, who strives for excellence and surpasses performance standards from a distance, throughout all the aspects of a production. Always finding the right approach. ready to deliver in a timely manner, she is a team player & a problem solver with the ability to perform remarkably in stressful situations. I would team up with Georgia anytime for a world-class project. – Beatrice Popa, Creative Producer at Paprika Studios and Fixer for Destination Truth 3 and 5
I have worked with Georgia Mihalcea and my experience was very positive. We filmed a Dutch reality show about two transgenders looking for their gypsy roots. As you might understand that’s quite complicated. Georgia dealt with the transgender and gypsy part very respectfully and professionally. And she delivered. I asked her for three totally different groups of gypsy’s and she made it work. We visited rich, poor and spiritual gypsy’s. We were very happy with her work. She speaks English very well. And she also translated certain parts for us, back in The Netherland while we were editing. She was a real help in researching, producing and post-producing. – Martijn Weerink, Director and Producer at StrixTv for "Louisa & Rosanna” reality show for TLC Netherlands
I worked with Georgia for the reality show production “Ma însoară mama” (Marry My Son) for the Romanian tv channel ProTV. Georgia did a good job, I was very happy with her work and can recommend her. – Volker Michels, Showrunner "Marry My Son (Mă Însoară Mama) reality show for ProTV Romania
Georgia is the one that can make your business rise overnight. Her vast experience as an entrepreneur will completely change your perspective. Nothing can stop you from the success you deserve if working with her. – Bianca Codroiu, BCS Imobiliare, Romania
A real professional, one who wants and knows how to use the experience and the acquired skills to help those who are interested so that their start and life in business to be easier. – Adela Vasile, Alpha Bank, Agency Manager, Romania