Dan Popa is a Montreal based filmmaker of Romanian origin who directs and photographs his own work. He studied filmmaking at Concordia University and has worked as a freelancer in both film and design. His main interest is opposing artificial environments to social interactions. His research focuses on the $$ exploration of contradictions, both aesthetically and formally, through new cinematic approaches. His films include Remember (2007), Neon Colony (2006) and Fairweather (2006). In 2006, he opened NATALI Film, his own film production company, and is currently working on a feature poetic film photographed on four continents about the rise and fall of a Republic that never existed.