Director BIO: H. Yağmur Kartal (SOLUK)

Director Biography – H. Yağmur Kartal

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She was born in Istanbul in 1990. She started her career as a cinematographer at the age of 14 when she attended cinema. The experience he had with his short films there with his friends turned him into a passion for himself. He tried to test a lot of techniques as a practitioner who tends to curiously learn all the technical information in the cinema and wants to tell stories of all kinds. This interest in cinema has gained a new dimension in 2009 by winning the department of visual communication design at Kocaeli University. During his university years, he also received a lot of attention in his field and made double major in radio, television and cinema department, adding a lot of information such as telling a lot of things on a square, figurative graphic filling, color information, advertising and animation. In this way, he never tied his connection with the cinema in the academic field. In 2013, he began writing film critiques and analyzes for a while. These articles have been published in sites like Cinematic World, Kuledibi, Other Cinema. During this time, she gained experience by studying various post-production companies in summer. In Studio Piano he worked as a editing assistant, and in Visual Focus he created TV programs. In 2013 he was featured as a fiction assistant in the movie “The Rest Room” and was selected as the best short film in Cannes. In 2014, he completed the radio, television and cinema department, second place in the department, and visual communication design in the same department as the fifth. Shortly after his graduation, he started to work as an editing assistant in Sinegraf, the company of Osman Sınav. The Red Apple left his job with the end of his line. Soon after, Digiflame started to work as editor in the animation section. After working in the Animation Department for about 3 months, he switched to the VFX department where he worked as a supervisor assistant. He left his job in 2015 and started to work in the field of Communication Sciences in Kocaeli University. In 2016, VFX coordination group Genius Park for a period of about 5 months, even if the arch for the first time in the business life, gave the pause. Still continuing his graduate studies, he directed the film “Soluk” short film and the medium-length animated documentary Filmin named “Toy maker Hidden Hidigars”.

 

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Yağmur Kartal Filmography
– İstirahat Odası / The Resting Room (editing assistant)
(Cannes Film festival / best short film award – 2013)
*Psişik Celil ve Kişisel Devrim Antolojisi / Psychic Celil and personal Revolution Anthology- Assistant director /
Editor / Colorist (2016)
* Recycled Plastics (Pagder) / Stopmotion – public spot –
Director (2014)
* Kenosis / Fiction short footage – Director (2014)
* Yuvaya Dönüşen Plastikler- Pale / fiction short footage – Director (2017)
* Oyuncakçı Saklı Yadigarlar / The Toymaker; Hidden Holies / animated Documentary film – Director (ongoing)

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Short Film: SOLUK (BREATH), 5min., Turkey, Sci-Fi

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In a dystopic future, there is a shortage of oxygen. People are breathing with gas masks. A thief sneaks into an old man’s house. The thief finds a plant in the house he enters. The old man realizes that he can get maskless oxygen at home thanks to this plant and special fan. The film deals with the struggle of two people for the sake of having this plant that supplies oxygen.

 

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Sci_Fi, Post-Apocaliptic, Distopic, Shortfilm, Environment, Nature
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Film Language:
    Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Jennifer Sheridan (THE SUPER RECOGNISER)

Director Biography – Jennifer Sheridan

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Jennifer Sheridan is a director, writer and editor from South London, England. She has honed her skills as a storyteller through her work as an editor for the last ten years. Earning herself a reputation as a respected editor of comedy. As well as editing Rose d’Or winning & BAFTA nominated television, Jen has also cut a number of award-winning low budget features and shorts. Her first voyage into directing was her short film ‘Rocket’ which went on to win the grand prize at the Virgin Media Shorts competition in 2012. Since then she has completed four more award-winning short films. She also directs branded content and music promos with her husband Matthew as a directing duo called AFLOAT. They are represented by Missing Link Films.

Director BIO: Warren Flanagan (METTA VIA)

Director Biography – warren flanagan

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Warren Flanagan works as a concept artist, illustrator and storyboard artist in the film industry.
Originally from Ireland, Warren studied classical animation at the Dun Laoghaire institute of Art and Design and worked in Dublin at various animation studios once he graduated.
He Moved to Canada in 1997 and is currently based in Vancouver, BC where he works as a Concept Artist on many feature films and tv shows which include: Godzilla, Man Of Steel, The Revenant, A Series Of Unfortunate Events for Netflix and the upcoming Godzilla sequel.

Warren created the short film ‘Metta Via’ with his brother Paul Flanagan, and his partner Milena Zdravkovic.
Together they Produced and funded it completely independently, including the creation of the visual effects shots.

Short Film: METTA VIA, 12min., Canada, Sci-Fi

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‘Deliverance is initialized’.
Set in the future It tells the story of a young woman who wakes up in a mysterious ‘temple like’ room and must figure out what her purpose is there. This in turn leads to her memories being unlocked and the true purpose of the temple, the strange sentient machines that surround her, and ultimately her final destination.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    SCI FI, DRAMA, Mature, Esoteric
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.44:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: PHARMA LAB TRAINING VIDEO: 1, 9min., USA, Fantasy

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A training video gone wrong for the government’s new pharmaceutical testing facility!

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  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 11, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Jimmy Boutry (RENDEZ-VOUS)

Director Biography – Jimmy Boutry, Thibaud Chaufourier

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Jimmy Boutry is a French director of photography since 2010. He’s working on feature films, commercials, music videos and short films. “Rendez-vous” is the third short film he directed seriously. The second one with Thibaud Chaufourier. Now (since january 2017), he has moved in Québec to give to his career a new path.

Thibaud Chaufourier is a French actor. You can see him in the recent commercial for the game “Call of Duty”. “Rendez-vous” is the second short film he directed with Jimmy Boutry.

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