Some people write books about their journey...

I make films about mine

Elena Beuca Rogers Elena Beuca Rogers

Elena Beuca

Award winning director, producer, actress, revivalist
Hello my friends, before you dive deeper into my story and the work on my website, please allow me to thank you for taking an interest in me, my life, and my work.

My Story

My hope is that this digital home along with the filmmaking and humanitarian work will be an inspiration and maybe an invitation to you to join me in any aspect of the work that speaks to your heart, your soul, and your desire to make a difference in the world.

I believe each one of us has a specific purpose in life – although I’m very aware that figuring out your passion and purpose can be very challenging at times. And please allow me to remind you that our journey in life is not always a straight line.  My whole life has been a journey filled with ups and down, twists and turns. At times I felt secure, confident, and bold enough to move mountains.

Other times I was afraid and  unsure to move forward. I even lost everything I once had to start all over. Through all of this, I look back at my life and see that everything I was going through was to form me into the best version of myself. I am grategul to God for guiding and protecting me in my darkest hours. Now my biggest desire in in life is to help people find their God-given purpose so they can raise others.

The story God began to write in my life.

God takes your dreams and transforms them,
He gives them purpose & meaning through tests.

I was born in Transylvania, Romania and was raised in a small farm village. Most of my childhood was spent taking care of the cows and sheep. Going to school was a treat for me, I  would stay up late doing homework by candlelight. I was the first child in my village to ever go to high school. Finances was my choice of interest in both high school and college.
I had no idea
After graduating college, I moved to Bucharest to study law. At that time, I had no idea that my  journey would eventually lead me to filmmaking in Los Angeles. I developed a heart for creating content that would deeply move and impact people after experiencing the hardships of life: a toxic and abusive relationship led me to become a victim of a crime with a broken Pancreas and after a coma,  3 intense surgeries, some amazing doctors, a great therapist- a few guardian angels that now I call friends. I understood that I needed to make some drastic choices in my life.
My duty
Creating and making films with my  best friend, David Rogers, was the base of my friendship ever since I met him in acting class in 2006.

Time began to bloom our friendship into romance, leading to eloping to getting married in 2009.

Dave Rogers
Elena and Dave
The story God began
The story God began to write in me, was of the same context God had put in Dave. So, with the stories in our hearts, we decided to make our first Feature Film. We self-financed it by dipping into our savings, as well as into our mortgage. We collaborated on the story of Talita. Dave wrote the film while I went on to direct, and we both acted and produced the film together. The film, Talita earned several prestigious awards at multiple film festivals.
Elena Beuca
Behind the scenes Talita
Talita Movie Reviews

“There are few people in this world who have the capacity to bring heaven to earth and you, Elena, do it effortlessly.”

Cosmin Dumitrescu, Consul General of Romania

Let it go
After working on the film for almost 4 years, I had bigger dreams of bringing the film to theaters around the world, and qualifying it for the Oscars and Golden Globes. While I was in pursuit of doing so, God spoke to me saying, “Let it go”- and to GIFT the film over Christmas for two weeks for everyone to see ONLINE for free.

The only problem was that If I listened and did so, we would lose our  chances at the Oscars, Golden Globes and most importantly, selling the film to a regular distribution company. After a long battle with myself on what we should do next (which basically meant we'd possibly lose our chances of selling the film to a regular distribution company and recouping our expenses). I ultimately knew that I have to listen and obey His voice of letting it go of the film as instructed, otherwise I would never be able to teach others from my own experience.

Tragedy struck
Just as my life was on the incline, tragedy struck. I got the news that my brother Nist was in a car accident that left him in a coma. I left for Romania immediately for almost half a year to support my brother and my family. That year, God opened my heart and eyes in a completely new way. Reshaping my view on life, purpose and what my calling truly  was. I understood that the power of a testimony is one the most important tools that we have.
Dear Brother Clip
A new mission
The return I received through testimonies  for our  film, along with a transformative year back home  In Transylvania, began to awaken God’s voice in me more and more. Coming back home to America, God placed a new mission on my heart; ELLIEL. This would serve as a platform in which we would allow the world to stream films, music by Pay it Forward model which would open the door to spreading their work from a National to a Global scale.
The Artist
behind the Art...
The heart behind all the work we do and produce, is for the world to get to know the Artist behind the Art. Looking back at my journey with letting go of the film - now I understood that God was interested in my heart right from the beginning. He gave me a Gift, a film that I started to cherish – without really knowing The Giver. But now HE was inviting me to get to know HIM personally. The Giver which is much more important than any Gift in the world. I learned to go for the impossible to show how real God is in our life, and how real He can be in your life as well.
Talita Kumi Kindness Ambassadors
Traveling around the world and seeing how many people are broken, lost and stuck in a place that they don’t want to be in. A new dream was born in my heart – a dream to help people find their God given purpose and once they do find it- to help and champion them along the way so they can use their gifts to shape the world and that is how Talita Kumi Foundation was born to empower this generation to RISE up so they in turn can Lift others.

Elliel, the artist behind the art.

Supporting creators
Creating impact

In the not too distant future, Elliel  will be expanding to other filmmakers lacking the financial resources to get their work seen and funded.

The heart of the project

The heart behind all the work  we  do  and produce, is for the world to get to know the Artist behind the Art.

Building communities

Elliel combines the best of both to serve the artist, focused on building communities more than brands.

Talita BTS
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Elena Beuca
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Ukrainian Voices BTS
Elena Beuca
Ukrainian Voices BTS

Here are some answers for your questions

Do you do 1 on 1 coaching?

Yes! Depending on the availability – Please get in touch with me and my team and let’s see how we can serve you best.

How can we donate?

You can donate through the Talita Kumi website here.

Do you do public appearances at events, churches, or Ted Talks?

One of my passions is sharing with people through my experiences – Yes I love meeting new people and nothing makes me happier than when I see people rising up to their full potential.

How can we get in touch?

You can email me here.