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. In 2006, he started NATALI film, his own film production company. 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 Neon Colony ( 2007), Midi (2008), La Metropolitaine (2010) Taxi for two ( 2012 ) and Île et Aile (2014) . He is currently working on a poetic feature film,  filmed on four continents, about the rise and fall of a republic that never existed.