IRME THE SHORT MOVIE

 
 
We recently shot a short movie in Bodrum Turkey in July 2013 and editing is finished just a week ago. The movie is a short movie original scenario, it is 17.39 long shot in Bodrum-Turkey without any budget. 
 
IRME TRAILER
 
Synopsis:
 
A boat and its working crew in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. a father, a captain, never wanted his boy to work on the sea. The boy finds work in another boat a result of his affection of the sea. The boy learns diving from  Omer ‘The cripple’ a famous diver working on that boat whom was healthy without a bend then. Time passes the cripple and the boy ends up working on the captain’s boat. There is sponge shortage, dives pass but no sponge! Crew is upset and there is frustration among the crew. The tension between the trilogy (captain, the boy & the cripple), drives the viewer into a desolation in the middle of the sea and the seabed.

 

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IRME

Essential Information

 

Director/Writer Mert Gokalp

Producer Hakan Akyuz/Mert Gokalp

Executive Producer Burak Yamanlica

Production Company Lupfilm, Beng’shark

Technical Information mov. HD

Film Ratio: 16;9

Sound: Stereo

Running Time 17.39 minutes

Country of Production Turkey

Date of completion September 2014

 

LOGLINE

 

Sponge diving crew, Mediterranean Sea Sponge shortage and a diver kid stuck in between his father/captain and his mentor.

 

Short Synopsis

 

A boat and its working crew in the middle of the sea. A father, whom never wanted his boy to work on the sea. The boy finds work in another boat a result of his affection of the sea. There is sponge shortage, dives passes no sponge! crew is upset and there is tension in between the captain and the boy.

 

Synopsis

 

A boat and its working crew in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. a father, a captain, never wanted his boy to work on the sea. The boy finds work in another boat a result of his affection of the sea. The boy learns diving from the cripple Omer, a famous diver working on that boat whom was healthy without a bend then. Time passes the cripple and the boy ends up working on the captain’s boat. There is sponge shortage, dives passes no sponge! Crew is upset and there is frustration among the crew. The tension between the trilogy (captain, the boy & the cripple), drives the viewer into a desolation in the middle of the sea and its bottom.

Directors feed

 

IRME is esteem to thousands of years long seamanship tradition, a revolt against the nowadays concretion and high society madness! Bodrum has long been a seafarer town since antique times. It is no wonder these lands are a charter boat heaven in our days, as Heredotes and Homeros describe the brave sponge divers and great navigators of this land. Nowadays forgotten harsh seaman lives and relentless, dramatic stories better describes Bodrum as incomparably defined by the Halicarnassus fisherman.

Director/Script writer/ DOP Underwater: Mert Gokalp

 

Mert Gokalp is a marine scientist, photographer/videographer and documentary maker born in Ankara, 1978. Graduated from METU-Bach., University of Miami and Ankara University-MS and University Of Wageningen (Phd. continuing). He worked as a marine biologist in 6th & 7th frame European Union projects. He produced 4 individual photography exhibitions along with a guidebook for Turkish Marine Species & a smartphone application for Mediterranean marine species called ‘Doga Rehberi’. He has been working as a freelancer since 2006 involved in nature documentaries as an underwater camera operator; Labyrinth-VPRO, Sponges & Corals episodes – HET KLOKHUIS – NTR, Caretta caretta – IZTV. Currently working on 2 underwater documentaries and an underwater photography project.

DOP: Volkan Calisir

 

Born in Istanbul, 1980. Started photography at the age of 7, studied photography & video in Istanbul Bilgi University with full scholarship and also studied advertising in Istanbul University. Have done loads of commercials and TV production as a DOP/director. Some examples of films & shorts include; Volatile-Elly Kasevi, One-Murat Ocak, A cake with a one strawberry-Mehmet Gureli

 

Camera Operator: Bengiz Ozdereli

 

Born in Istanbul, graduated from Istanbul Technical University as an architect & designer. He started his career as an underwater videographer in 1992. Working as part-time videography academics in Maltepe University, Istanbul. He has 38 awards in national & international videography & film festivals and attended many festivals as jury and jury head. Received special jury award from; Antibes-special jury award, Belgrade-Grand prize, Czech republic grand & special jury selections awards along with Pelagos & Ecosub, Italy-special jury award. His appearance as a director/DOP in documentaries are as followed; Dalmak Ozgurluktur, One Breath-TRT and etc. He has a production company and working with TV & film production companies worldwide as providing underwater productions.

Camera Operator: Akin Bagcilar

 

Graduated from cinema department of Maltepe University in 2008. He worked as a director/editor/DOP in several featured and short films. His appearance in short & featured films as DOP/director/editor involves; Hope the asphodel, Latife Hanim, Ben, Icimdeki Deniz, Bir Eylul Meselesi, Eyvah Eyvah 3, Ayaz, Sarki Soyleyen Kadinlar. He won the 1st prize in 11th Marmara festival with his short movie ‘Yesil ile saklananlar’ 2nd prize with the short movie ‘Hope the Asphode’ and Haluk Cecan special and 3rd prizes in Kemer Festival. He won the golden medal in TSSF – Golden Fin underwater film festival in 2012-2013. He is still working in Beng’S production company in music clips, advertisement, TV series & film projects as underwater camera operator & editor.

Art Director: Yasemin Sayibas Akyuz

 

Born in 1973, in Tokat. Studied textile engineering and then graphic design. She has been designing for companies around the globe for the last 15 years. Besides graphic design, she loves to create everyday objects using natural and found materials. She believes that the hidden reality of things live inside and the beauty comes with age. So, as an artist, she tries to mimic what time itself does to the things; make them look aged.

 

Producer: Hakan Akyuz

 

Hakan was born on 30th of November 1970 in Istanbul. He had an extremely happy childhood in a very large family. Graduated from ITU as a mechanical engineer but never done that thing. He even has no idea what it is. He is working as an independent designer and marketing strategist for USA based companies last 15 years. He also have 10+ international awards regarding web and graphic design. He is married with an amazing daughter and they live in a small cottage inside of a garden full of hundreds of tangerine trees in Bodrum. 

 

Executive Producer: Burak Yamanlica

 

Born in Eskişehir in 1971. He studied interior decoration at Bilkent University in 1988 and graduated from Fine Arts and Design Faculty of Mimar Sinan University in 1996. He also studied at Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design between 1998-2000. He worked at graphic design companies and advertising agencies in İstanbul later on and he established Loop Communication Agency in 2001. Together with the Lup Film-Production in 2002. He is still working as the creative director and coordinator for both companies. Burak’s filmography;

 

FILMS:

2003 ‘Take me and use me’ Documentary of Necdet Mahfi Ayral

Creative Director + Art Director + Director of set photography

Documentary 45’ Digital color

• Harvard Film Archive

• International Istanbul Film Festival

• 6th Annual New York Turkish Film Festival

• Boston University Short Film Days

• Antalya Film Festival

 

2006 ‘Journey to Istanbul, from the world writers point of view’ Documentary

creative director + art director + director of set photography

Documentary 90’ 35 mm & Digital color

• International Istanbul Film Festival

• International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

• New York Turkish Film days

• Azure film Festival

 

2008 ‘The Shadow’ Feature film, film noir

producer + creative director

feature 112’ 16mm

• International Istanbul Film Festival

• International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

• International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival

(Best Art Direction Award, Best Actor in a supporting role, Serkan Ercan)

• MED Film Festival Rome

• The Montreal Film Festival

• The Thessaloniki International Film Festival

 

CAST

 

Alptekin Serdengecti

 

Born in 1961, Ankara, graduated from Mimar Sinan Conservatory Theater Dept. Actor at National Theater of Turkey in 1985-2009 period; Appearances in local plays; Mine, Sersem Kocanın Kurnaz Karısı, Küçük Nasrettin, Akıllı Tavşanla Güçlü Aslan, Yedekçi, Yıldırım Beyazıt, Yedi Kocalı Hürmüz, Tohum ve Toprak, Ballar Balını Buldum Yunus, Dumrul ile Azrail. Appearances in foreign plays: Zorba, Jül Sezar, Prometheus, Jan D’arc, Damdaki Kemancı, Orestea, Batı Yakasının Hikayesi, Üç Kuruşluk Opera, Budala, Fırtına, Hamlet, Urfaust, Kanlı Düğün, Balkon, Küçük Prens, Ayaktakımı Arasında, Yeraltından Notlar. Also appeared in Turkish-German production ‘Dilek Agaci’ directed by Tevfik Baser

 

Omer Husnu Turat

 

Born in 1969 Ankara, graduated from Mimar Sinan University Conservatory Theater Dept. Actor at in National Theathre of Turkey since 1997. Appearances in plays; Ayaktakımı arasında-Maxim Gorki, Yeraltından notlar-Dostoyevski, Macbeth-Shakespeare, Cimri-Moliere, Yaşar ne yaşar ne yaşamaz- Aziz Nesin, Olüleri gömün- Irwin Shaw, Antigone- Sophocles, Fırtına- Shakespeare. Film appearances; Ulak-Cagan Irmak, Ilk aşk-Tunca Yonder. TV Series; Karamelek, Sehnaz Tango, Yasemince

 

Kuzey Aksoz

 

Born in Istanbul in1996, studied in Bilfen Collage for the primary & secondary schools. Graduated from Bodrum Marmara high school. Studied at Istanbul Bilgi University. Played professional basketball in the collage. He is a professional kite surfer and ‘IRME’ is his 1st appearance as an actor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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