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“Her Film” begins its country-focused series with female filmmakers and I’m honored and glad to be the first interviewee from Turkey. Many thanks for their interest and support.
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Metruk ( The Abandoned )
Genre: Short Experimental Documentary, Duration: 12′ 07”
Producer & Director: Orkide Ünsür, Camera & Editing: Umut Can Sevindik
LOGLINE: Condemned houses are like abandoned lovers.
SYNOPSIS: Condemned houses are like abandoned lovers that once shared good and bad moments. Now, because of abandonment and rejection they are left alone for selfdistruction. They are disappointed, upset and same proud. They’ll try to survive by resisting the passing of time. Yet if the lover comes back again one day, there is no possibility for living again together in the same house as it is. The house is now disconnected, worn by the weather and the aging of its stillness. The home has no more to offer as it once did.
Filmmaker Orkide Ünsür is observing the condemned houses in her neighbourhood…
(Special thanks to Alternatiffilm…)
COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 was one of the finalists at the 11 th Dhaka International Film Festival ( DIFF) in the category fo women filmmakers.
News from the daily newspaper NEWAGE written by Ariful Islam Mithu
from the movie COASTLANDERS 8 to 8
The editing procedure has finished and finally “8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER” / “COASTLANDERS 8 to 8” is ready. I would like to thank to my friends Tamer Gültekin and Umut Can Sevindik for editing procedure. They did their best despite of their busy schedules.
I am so happy with the music of my short docu and I am thankful to my extra ordinary talented friend Umur Türel for his wonderful, emotional song “Crying Out”. Before, I was thinking about the use some part of piano sonatas but I‘ve changed my mind. While we were talking about the music of the documentary he offered me to use his own music and he lighted a bulb in my mind. I listened and re listened all night long this song with slight tears in my eyes and called him immediately to say my decision!
Another person whom I’d like to thank for his help and let me used for his old photography archieve about Maltepe Coastline is jurnalist & painter Mr. Aykut Ünker. MAKSEV and also Maltepe Association Board Member Mr. Zeki Hırçın is very helpful and kind too. In fact I have to thank the other Maltepe residents whom I interviewed and all the people around me who supported me especially my family and close friends.
The pre-production and production procedures of “Coastlanders 8 to 8” (8’den 8’e Sahildekiler) have finished. And we are in post production procedure. This short documentary movie can be considered a part of and also a pre-production shooting of the main documentary project about Maltepe area in the future.
We observed a summer day at Maltepe Coastline in Istanbul and interviewed couple of local people who know the old times of the area.
Due to walking and working under the hot summer sun all day long we got sunburnt very much:-) Local people were helpful for us and especially old people were very pleased to hearing about short documentary. We did shooting on the boat and extra sunset shooting in other day.
As I known before and also as I heard from the Maltepe people my short movie will be the first documentary about Maltepe Coastline.
I like this place and I’m living here for many years. I also remember the old times we spent there with swimming etc. And I’ve been still spending some part of my daily time as walking and making fitness there towards to Princes’ Islands view.
Thanx to Burçin Ankara and Murat Vanlı who worked with me and did their best during the production procedure. Now I’m exited for the editing:-)
Test shots at the coast