HORATIU MALAELE was born in 1952, in Targu Jiu, Gorj. Actor, director, caricaturist. In 1975 he graduated from the “I.L. Caragiale” Institute of Drama and Cinematography Art, Bucharest, Drama Department, Class of prof. univ. Octavian Cotescu. He worked for the Tineretului Theatre in Piatra Neamt and for the Nottara Theatre. Since 1966 he has been working for the Bulandra Theatre. As a caricaturist, he has displayed over 3000 caricatures in 36 national and international exhibitions.
Happy Funerals is the second feature directed by Horatiu Malaele, after Silent Wedding (Nunta muta, 2008).