I'm İrem. I'm a student filmmaker who wants to produce creative and meaningful works in cinema. I wrote and directed many short films. I also worked on many short film projects as Director of Photography, Editor and Sound Operator. I study Cinema and Television at Anadolu University.
Actually, these two characters came from my two different emotions. Two very different sides of me were fighting against each other and i was feeling uneasy about all this chaos. I wanted to get it out of my chest. So that's how i started to write the screenplay.
I can say that the crew almost froze to death. We shot our short film with almost 13 people in 2 days. It was quite hard to get the permission to film in city center. We also had running lights for 11 hours straight and we had some electrical issues. We started shooting at 7 PM and finished at 6 AM for two days straight. It was all outdoors and one location. We didn't have the budget for a van or anything we just had 2 small heaters. It was freezing and it even snowed. It was supposed to be a clear night and we didn't expect the snow. We tried to cover our lights with umbrellas while we were holding on to our blankets, it was a bit funny actually. Everyone was jumping up and down to get warm. It was definitely the most challenging set i have ever worked on. But at the end, we were all satisfied with the finished product.
Opening up about your life and your deepest darkest secrets is not easy. Especially if you are opening up to a stranger. These two guys take their time to get to know each other, their stories are getting deeper in time. People are usually prejudiced about the length of the film. But when they get caught up in the story, time flies. Every minute of this story is planned and needed. People who watch the film usually get into the atmosphere of the film pretty quickly. The most comment i get is about the ending. Every line and every dialog of the script was created for this complementary ending. Every word these guys say leads you to the gun, the fight and the confession. People don't expect the confession of this innocent looking man. The film turns into another direction for them at that point. Tension rises and they are curious of what's gonna happen next. The atmosphere of the ending with sound and visuals is the part that gets all the attention.
I always try to challenge myself with new projects and new scripts. I always get thrilled when i'm starting a new project and i can say that i'm at that stage for a new project right now. Creative, sincere films and films that have a meaning are important values for me. Writing the screenplay is the most important part while i'm creating a new project and i want to experience writing screenplays in a new genre. I would like to create more films where i can be myself and speak my mind in a way that i want. As long as i feel the thrill for making films i will continue visualizing new stories.