NARRATIVE
SHORT
EXPERIMENTAL
DOCUMENTARY
NARRATIVE
FEATURE


WITCH TRILOGY
Wandering between genres from horror to dark comedy, three connected films that collectively will form
a new work by telling the cycle of violence and abuse which know no time and place.
A trilogy to explore women, violence, sacrifice and revenge through
different forms, ratios, spaces, stories and characters.
A FOURTEEN-YEAR OLD GIRL,
COMMUNICATES WITH A SPIDER IN A DARK BASEMENT
WITHOUT KNOWING THE TIME AND PLACE
A -ONE SHOT SHORT FILM-
HORROR, DRAMA
15 MINUTES
COLOR
NO DIALOGUE
2.39:1
TURKEY
FILMADA
2019


DERYA PINAR AK | TUĞRUL TÜLEK
POSTER ILLUSTRATOR ELIF VAROL ERGEN POSTER DESIGN DILDE MAHALLI PAINTER NIHAL MARTLI
HAIR & MAKE UP ARTIST ESMA KESKIN 1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MERVE TOZ COSTUME DESIGN ALCESTE TOSCA WEGNER SOUND ÖZGÜR ÖZDEN MUSIC EKIN FIL
SOUND DESIGN AND MIX FATIH RAĞBET, ELI HALIGUA PRODUCTION DESIGN SILA KARACA, SEDA SAÇLI DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GÖZDE KOYUNCU
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS MERVE TOZ, UMAY CIMTAY CO-PRODUCERS ÖZGE ÖZPIRINÇCI, TÜLIN ÖZEN, CEYLAN ÖZGÜN ÖZÇELIK PRODUCED BY ARMAĞAN LALE
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CEYLAN ÖZGÜN ÖZÇELIK
HAVING HAD ENOUGH,
THE WITCHES ARE SCREAMING WOUNDS AND HEALINGS
OUT OF PRISONS
15+ ASKS QUESTIONS TO THREE WOMEN WHO MARRIED AT AN EARLY AGE AND, AFTER YEARS OF HAVING BEEN SUBJECTED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BY THEIR HUSBANDS, ONE DAY HAD ENOUGH AND KILLED THE MEN.
15+ SEES THEIR NIGHTMARES AND DREAMS THROUGH THEIR EYES.
ONE EERIE YET HOPEFUL STORY ABOUT THE CYCLE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,
UNFOLDS FROM DIFFERENT VOICES.

COUNTRY
TURKEY, ROMANIA

GENRE
EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARY

ESTIMATED RUNTIME
60 MINUTES

PROJECT PHASE
IN PRODUCTION

PARTNERS AND FUNDS
NEW FILM FUND PRODUCTION SUPPORT (TURKEY)
MINISTRY OF CULTURE DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCTION SUPPORT (TURKEY)
EUROPEAN UNION SIVIL DÜŞÜN PROGRAMME (TURKEY)
ON THE FEAST OF THE SACRIFICE,
A FAMILY GATHERING OF WOMEN TURNS INTO
A TRAGICOMIC NIGHT OF BLOODY VENGEANCE
A DARK COMEDY ABOUT THE FAMILY ITSELF AS THE NEST OF VIOLENCE
A MUSICAL FANTASY ABOUT DISCONNECTED SOULS TRANSFORMING INTO A CLAN OVERNIGHT
A TIMELESS AND PLACELESS TALE ABOUT WOMEN BY WOMEN FOR ALL

COUNTRY
TURKEY, FRANCE

GENRE
FANTASY, DARK COMEDY

ESTIMATED RUNTIME
95 MINUTES

PROJECT PHASE
FINANCING

PARTNERS AND FUNDS
MEETINGS ON THE BRIDGE FILM DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP GENIUSPARK VFX AWARD WINNER
GERMAN - TURKISH CO-PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT FUND
MEDIENBOARD BERLIN BRANDENBURG 3 MONTHS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
SAN FRANCISCO - SFFILM RAININ SCREENWRITING GRANT
CEYLAN ÖZGÜN ÖZÇELİK
writer/director

Ceylan Özgün Özçelik (1980) is an Istanbul based filmmaker that studied law, but never practiced. In 2003, she started to produce culture-art programs for television and radio. Her movie reviews were published in print and online media for fourteen years. She is the author of Dikkat Çekim Var!, a book of interviews and media memoirs. Kaygı/Inflame, a psychological thriller about collective memory and mass media, written and directed by her, made its world premiere at the Berlinale Panorama Special and won the LUNA Gamechanger Award at South by Southwest (SXSW) in 2017. She is currently working on a trilogy which tells its tales through different forms, genres and stories by exploring the cycle of violence and abuse. Ceylan was an artist-in-residence at Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg in 2018 and a SFFILM screenwriting grantee with her new project.


FILMOGRAPHY
2020 WITCH TRILOGY 18+
FICTION FEATURE - FANTASY, DARK COMEDY (FINANCING)
SCRIPT, DIRECTOR, CO-PRODUCER

2020 WITCH TRILOGY 15+
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – EXPERIMENTAL (IN PRODUCTION)
DIRECTOR, CO-PRODUCER

2019 WITCH TRILOGY 13+
FICTION SHORT - HORROR, DRAMA
WRITER, DIRECTOR, CO-PRODUCER

2017 7YÜZ / SEVEN FACES
TV MINI SERIES - THRILLER, DRAMA
DIRECTOR (EPISODE KARŞILAŞMALAR)

2017 KAYGI / INFLAME
FICTION FEATURE - PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
SCRIPT, DIRECTOR, CO-PRODUCER

2011 ADIL YA DA DEĞIL / BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
FICTION SHORT - PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
SCRIPT, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER

2009 ONLAR BIRBIRLERINI SEVDILER AMA / SO CALLED LOVE STORY
FICTION SHORT – MUSICAL
SCRIPT, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITOR
ARMAĞAN LALE
producer

Armağan Lale (1985) graduated from Yeditepe University, Faculty of Radio Tv and Cinema. She has worked in news channels including CNN Turk and a forty year-old production company, Umut Sanat, as a production assistant and representative of international formats of CBS, Carsey Werner and other established companies in the field. Armağan founded Filmada in 2013 to support innovative young filmmakers. Since then she has produced several award winning shorts and features which have screened in Berlinale, SXSW, Karlovy Vary, Tampere among many other festivals.


FILMOGRAPHY
2020 18+ DIR: CEYLAN ÖZGÜN ÖZÇELIK - FICTION FEATURE (FINANCING) / PRODUCER
2020 15+ DIR: CEYLAN ÖZGÜN ÖZÇELIK - DOCUMENTARY FEATURE (IN PRODUCTION) / PRODUCER
2019 13+ DIR. CEYLAN ÖZGÜN ÖZÇELIK - FICTION SHORT / PRODUCER
2019 UZUN ZAMAN ÖNCE/LONG TIME AGO DIR. CIHAN SAĞLAM - FICTION FEATURE / CO-PRODUCER
2017 KAYGI/INFLAME DIR: CEYLAN ÖZGÜN ÖZÇELIK - FICTION FEATURE / CO-PRODUCER
2017 TAŞ/THE STONE DIR: ORHAN ESKIKÖY - FICTION FEATURE / PRODUCER
2017 SARI SICAK/YELLOW HEAT DIR: FIKRET REYHAN - FICTION FEATURE / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
2016 KILÇIK/FISHBONE DIR: KEREM AYAN - FICTION SHORT / PRODUCER
2016 CEMIL ŞOV/THE CEMIL SHOW DIR: BARIŞ SARHAN - FICTION SHORT / PRODUCER
2014 KUMUN TADI/SEABURNERS DIR: MELISA ÖNEL - FICTION FEATURE / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
2014 KAR KORSANLARI/SNOW PIRATES DIR: FARUK HACIHAFIZOGLU - FICTION FEATURE / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
2013 AĞRI VE DAĞ/AGRI AND THE MOUNTAIN DIR: HASAN SERIN - FICTION SHORT / PRODUCER
2012 GÖZETLEME KULESI/WATCHTOWER DIR: PELIN ESMER - FICTION FEATURE / ASSOCIATE PRODUCER & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
2009 11’E 10 KALA/10 TO 11 DIR: PELIN ESMER - FICTION FEATURE / FESTIVAL COORDINATOR & PRODUCER’S ASSISTANT