Árpád Bogdán Born in 1980, Árpád Bogdán lived in a children’s home from the age of four. He started working as an actor and stage director in theaters during his college years. He organized creative forums for disadvantaged children using various aspects of art. After establishing a strong background in theatre and film, Árpád Bogdán made his feature-film debut with ‘Happy New Life‘ that collected a number of awards including Best First Film at Hungarian Film Week 2007 and premiered at the Berlinale, where it received Special Mention from the Manfred Salzgeber Jury. ‘Happy New’ went on to tour the globe and was extremely well received by audiences and film critics alike.