Cast & Crew

The Filmmakers

Ungur & Huang is wife-and-husband artist duo Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang. Based in NYC, they make films, sculptures, and installations. The duo have exhibited at museums and galleries internationally, including Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, National Library of Argentina, Bucharest Art Week, Knoxville Museum of Art, Des Moines Art Center, Open Space Arts Centre, Spool Contemporary Art Center, and Hudson Valley MOCA. Their first feature film, Hotel Dallas, premiered at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival and landed them in Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film." The film won festival awards at Ann Arbor, Santa Fe, FIDBA, and Valletta; travelled with the filmmakers on an American tour sponsored by SouthArts; and was deemed a "must-see" by Indiewire and a "wondrous work of art" by The Huffington Post. Hotel Dallas is distributed by Fandor, Heretic Outreach, and MUBI. Their short film Prodigal premiered at the 2015 Black Maria Film Festival and won festival awards at Montreal Underground, FIVA, and Leiria. Their work has been made possible by grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Jerome Foundation, and the Yale School of Art. They live and work in Berlin, Germany.  

The Leading Man

Patrick Duffy is known for his iconic roles in Dallas (both the original CBS series and the recent TNT revival) and the ABC sitcom Step by Step. As a director, he helmed 30 episodes of Dallas and 39 episodes of Step by Step; he recently stepped behind the camera again for TNT's Major Crimes. He also starred in the acclaimed comedy series Welcome to Sweden and the classic soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

The Crew


Oana Cordos, MRA

Visual FX

Cristobal Cea

Post-production sound mixer

Adam Chimera

Original score

Samuel Suggs

Folk music artist

Suliman Tekalli

Soundtrack artists

Mihaela Mihai, Iona Radu, Benton Roark

Michael Jackson tribute artist

Jalles Franca, aka MJ The Legend

The Main Cast (in order of appearance)


Razvan Doroftei


Sonia Chihaia

Young Livia

Maria Croitoru


Serena Sgardea

Brother, et al

Bogdan Velicu

B's Mama

Maria Buzatel


Livia Ungur

Old Ilie

Nicu Ungureanu


Patrick Duffy

Livia's Mama

Steluta Ungureanu

The Artist

Mark Starling


Crenguta Hariton


Carmen Roxin


Ioan Roxin


Neculai Predica

The  Newscaster

Diana Vladu

Young Ilie

Sherng-Lee Huang

The Tombstone Artist

Dumitru Pop Tincu