Out of Focus
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OUT OF FOCUS

 

SONY 100 /, 10′, 2003

 

LANGUAGE

Turkish

 

LOGLINE

Sometimes love is blind.

 

SYNOPSIS

Based on a true story. A young couple break up because of a stupid reason. They both go to the same train station to meet however young girl doesn’t see him and walks away as she forgets her eyeglasses, he gets all offended and leaves thinking he is played.

 

FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS

Istanbul Bilgi University, Film & Tv

 

CAST

Metin Hara

 

CREW

Writer/Director: Bessy Adut

Editor: Birkan Ozekan

Shooting Location: Haydarpasa Train Station, Istanbul

Showreel
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Strange Little Girl
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STRANGE LITTLE GIRL 

 

Panasonic 100 X, 35 mm Lenses /, 20′, 2009

 

LANGUAGE

English

 

LOGLINE

There is always a way out. 

 

SYNOPSIS

This is the story of a young girl who is very lonely and finds herself inventing a camera obscura as a way of expression to reach out to her family. 

 

FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS

Pasadena Art Center Film Competition, Best Narrative Short Film, 2009

International Children Film Festival, 2009

Lone Star Film Festival, 2009

 

CAST

Jolie Vanier 

 

CREW

Writer: Bessy Adut & Bruce Thomas

Director-Editor: Bessy Adut 

Director of Photography: Jeffrey Siljenberg

Online: Lisa Schoenberg

Shooting Location: Pasadena, California 

 

Mutlucu
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MUTLUCU

Canon 7D /, 5′, 2011

 

LANGUAGE

Turkish

 

LOGLINE

Young people talk about the old Turkish film stars as we see an old actor who turns out to be a clown and his sad but true story. It’s a slice of life.

 

SYNOPSIS

Based on a true story. It tells the story of a poor clown who used to be a famous actor in Yesilcam.

 

FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS

ATV Cek Bakalim Yarismasi, Finalisti

 

http://www.atv.com.tr/cekbakalim

 

CREW

Writer: Rila Koksal

Director: Bessy Adut

Editor: Dogus Aslan

Director of Photography: Osman Denker

Online: Osman Denker

Shooting Location: Beyoglu, Istanbul

 

Running up that Hill
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R.U.T.H

 

PANASONIC 100X 24p /, 4′, 2009

 

LANGUAGE

English

 

LOGLINE

Running up that Hill, Kate Bush song Cover by Placebo

 

SYNOPSIS

This is as an experimental music video by one of my favorite band’s covers. The idea came to my mind when I was hurting with a heartbreak when I left for America.

 

FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS

CalArts, Film & Video

 

CAST

Justine D. Penning

Lawrance McEwoy

Bianca C, Marrero

 

CREW

Writer/Director: Bessy Adut

Dop: Jesse Barret-Mills

Special FX: Birkan Ozekan

Original Song: Kate Bush, Cover: Placebo ‘Running up that Hill’

Shooting Location: Los Angeles, California

 

Father Chaos
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LANGUAGE

English

 

 

SYNOPSIS

A magical wine bottle is found by a little girl. Grandpa tells her the story of a young man who made a deal with the devil, he borrowed a day from his youth to come back and live when he is old. This is the time to accept the deal to go back and confess his love to the girl he loves. However he has no idea that there is no turning back…

 

FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS

Bijou Film Festival Competition, April 2007

Category: Competition

 

CAST

Kaiti Tronnes

Lawrance McEvoy

Anton Ray

 

CREW

Writer / Director / Producer: Bessy Adut

1st Assistant Director: Brian Higdon

Director of Photography: Toby Lawrance

Original Tracks: Cynthia Simonian

Online: Birkan Ozekan, Bessy Adut

Shooting Location: Los Angeles, California

Pandora’s Box
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PANDORA’S BOX

16 mm, 30″

 

LANGUAGE

No Dialogue

 

 

SYNOPSIS

This is the representation of the mythological story, Pandora opening the box, light comes out in all the darkness.

 

FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS

Cinematography Workshop

CAST

Elvan Erduran

Elcin Poyraz

Zeynep Taner

Out of Control
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OUT OF CONTROL
Mini DV, 5′

LANGUAGE
Turkish

SYNOPSIS
This is the first student short film I have ever made in 2001. I have written and directed it influenced by Back to Future which I reference in the film. The lead lady is my childhood best friend. The excitement and childish spirit in that short film is much missed. This short film also let me in to the TV competition 10 years later in 2011 which influenced famous host Okan Bayulgen and got a job offer in his TV show as an assistant director for awhile.

FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS
Bil’s Short Films Festival, 2001
Best of FTV at Istanbul Bilgi University, 2001
Atv, Cek Bakalim Competition, 2011

CAST
Eser Levi
Sibel Cirkin

CREW
Writer / Director / Producer: Bessy Adut
Director of Photography: Tugce Yazici
Online: Birkan Ozekan, Bessy Adut
Shooting Location: Beyoglu, Istanbul

Red
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PANASONIC /, 3′, 2004

 

LANGUAGE

English

 

LOGLINE

Drugs…Really? 

 

SYNOPSIS

This is as an experimental project. It was done unintentionally. It had no special meanings, I am home with my nightgown with a prop I got from a concert, an apple and stuff. However it got a chance to be screened on a festival and I was invited as a guest speaker on ‘drugs’ I had no idea until then this film had anything to do with drugs but I went ahead and did my anti drugs speech anyways and the film also won a best experimental short award. 

 

FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS

Ifsak Film Festivali, 2004, First Place Prize

 

CAST

Bessy Adut

 

CREW

Writer/Director: Bessy Adut & Pinar Gokbender 

Dop: Pinar Gokbender

Special FX/Edit: Birkan Ozekan 

Shooting Location: Home in Istanbul

HDV
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HDV

 

HDcam /, 3′, 2003

 

LANGUAGE

No Dialogue

 

 

SYNOPSIS

I just had the idea of a girl running in forrest with fire behind her back. Then we got it combined with a friend who was into computer game Mist. It was an experiment with Combustion and special effects. This is an exercise for fx and greenbox. 

 

FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS

Istanbul Bilgi University, Film & Video

 

CAST

Mert Ulas 

 

CREW

Writer/Director: Bessy Adut

Special FX: Batu 

Shooting Location: Hidiv Kasri