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A HERO OF OUR TIME

Three tragic days in the life of an immature man who deals with his father's funeral preparations in the hills of northeastern Turkey.

Project Status: In Post-Production

Production Country: Turkey

Duration: 120 min

Genre: Dramedy

Format: 1.33:1, Color, 5.1, 4K

Producer: Mirac Atabey

Director: Mirac Atabey

Scriptwriter: Mirac Atabey

Story: Mirac Atabey, Mert Yasar, Emre Halisdemir

Assistant Director: Emre Halisdemir

Line Producer: Gokhan Baris

Production Manager: Yilmaz Atabey

Production Assistant: Ugur Telatar

Leading Actors: Emrah Gulsen, Mustafa Kandemir, Elvan Tibukoglu, Evrim Cervatoglu

Supporting Actors: Ahmet Mutlu, Berat Efe Pullu, Nurhan Halisdemir, Hatice Demircioglu, Tugba Güven Kurt, Cemil Kutsal Biber, Erkan Ataman, Kemal Erman, Nurettin Kadioglu, Emre Halisdemir, Emine Kadioglu, Mert Naiboglu, Emrah Birben, Danis Sezgin

Cinematographer: Mirac Atabey

Production Sound Mixer: Okan Kal

Make-up Artist and Customer: Melike Kal

Trainee Ad: Ebru Terzi

Script Consultant: Ali Eren Guven

Editor: Mirac Atabey

Colorist: Burak Turan

Assistant Colorist: Utku Urlu

Sound Editor, Designer and Mixer: Cenker Kokten

Assistant Sound Editor: Alper Ozsen

Foley Artist: Ali Oren

Music Composer and Arranger: Okan Kal

Storyboard and Poster Illustrator: Isin Fidan

Subtitle Translator: Melissa Lara Clissold

Industry Events and Funds:

• Antalya International Film Forum, Turkey

   Script Development and Project Design Workshop

• Malatya International Film Platform, Turkey

   Script Development Award

• Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey

   Scriptwriting & Production Fund

• Boat Meeting Co-Production Market, Ukraine

   Post Production Support (The sponsor company was unable to provide agreed-upon services.)

• Meeting Point - Vilnius, Lithuania

   Work in Progress Award

• San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain

   Work in Progress Europa Selection

• MedFilm International Film Festival, Italy

   Work in Progress Award

 

Press:

The E-Meeting Point – Vilnius hands out its awards [EN]

Shorts

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LIVADI / YARD

In a village perched above a valley, a funeral ceremony is performed in the front yard of one of the houses. But then, in the night, a mysterious dialogue between two men unveils humor and tragedy hidden beyond the yard.

Production Year: 2018

Production Country: Turkey

Duration: 15 min

Genre: Short Fiction

Format: 1.85:1, Color, 5.1, 4K

Producer: Mirac Atabey

Director: Mirac Atabey

Scriptwriter: Mirac Atabey

Assistant Director: Emre Halisdemir

Art Director: Mert Yasar

Script Consultant: Ali Eren Guven

Illustrations: Guillermo Gomez Moreno

Leading Actors: Mustafa Kandemir, Emre Halisdemir, Danis Sezgin

Festivals:

• International Film Festival Rotterdam

   Official Selection, The Netherlands, 2018

• Vilnius International Film Festival

   Official Competition, Lithuania, 2018

• Dokufest International Short Film Festival

   Official Competition, Kosovo, 2018

• Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival

   Official Competition, Brazil, 2018

• MedFilm International Film Festival

   Official Competition, Italy, 2018

• International Film Festival of Uruguay

   Official Selection, Uruguay, 2019

• Lille International Short Film Festival

   Official Competition, France, 2019

• Tetova International Film Festival

   Official Competition, Macedonia, 2019

• Leggimontagna International Film Festival

   Official Competition, Italy, 2019

 

Awards:

• Trento Film Festival

   Best Film by a Young Director Award, Italy, 2019

 

Press:

Livadi e le verdi colline della Turchia [IT]

“You never listened to him

when he was alive,

but now you start listening

when he’s dead? Huh?”

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NOGA / DOWNTOWN

A cross-section of a high school boy's life at an important moment of having wings to spread.​

Production Year: 2014

Production Country: Turkey

Duration: 20 min

Genre: Short Fiction

Format: 2.66:1, Color, Stereo, HD

Producer: Mirac Atabey

Director: Mirac Atabey

Scriptwriter: Mirac Atabey

Assistant Director: Emre Halisdemir

Art Director: Mert Yasar

Script Consultant: Ali Eren Guven

Leading Actors: Yilmaz Atabey, Nurettin Kadioglu, Danis Sezgin

Festivals:

• Ankara International Film Festival

   Official Competition, Turkey, 2015

• Los Angeles Turkish Short Film Festival

   Official Competition, USA, 2016


“I don't care, you are gonna bring

my bread in five minutes!

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PILITA / STOVE

A man sneaks into a boathouse and stays in there alone with his desires.

Production Year: 2012

Production Country: Turkey

Duration: 6 min

Genre: Short Fiction

Format: 2.35:1, Black&White, Stereo, HD

Producer: Mirac Atabey

Director: Mirac Atabey

Scriptwriter: Mirac Atabey

Assistant Director: Mert Yasar

Actors: Serhat Atasaral, Recep Ekmekci

Festivals:

• Boston Turkish Film Festival

   Official Competition, USA, 2012

• IFSAK Short Film Festival

   Official Competition, Turkey, 2012

• International King Midas Short Film Festival

   Official Competition, Turkey, 2012

• International Izmir Short Film Festival

   Official Selection, Turkey, 2012

• METU Film Festival

   Official Selection, Turkey, 2012

• Kısadan Hisse Short Film Festival

   Official Selection, Turkey, 2012

“Didn't I tell you that

I don't wanna see you here?”

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PERMUTATIONS

A cinematic game in observing our fellow humans. With wry irony, the film focuses on the daily activities in a small coastal town and presents series of self-contained chapters connected by the presence of several characters.

Production Year: 2016

Production Country: Portugal

Duration: 24 min

Genre: Short Experimental Documentary

Format: 1.77:1, Color, 5.1, HD

Producer: DocNomads

Director: Mirac Atabey

Production Assistant: Nicole Carp

Music: Okan Kal

Project Consultant: Tracie Holder

Editing Advisor: Susana Barriga

Sound Mixing: Tiago Matos

Colorist: Marco Amaral 

Supervisors: Margarida Cardoso, Tiago Hespanha, Victor Candeias

Festivals:

• Astra Film Festival

   Official Competition, Romania, 2017

• Tirana International Film Festival

   Official Competition, Albania, 2017

Micmuss Film Entertainment is a film production company based in Pazar, Rize, a small town surrounded by hills, forests, and tea farms in northeastern Turkey. The company is mainly interested in producing films experimenting with cinematic forms and developing cinema culture in the region by combining local people and film professionals in the filmmaking process.

The founder, Mirac Atabey (1989, Rize, Turkey), is a Turkish director, scriptwriter, and producer. After graduating from Doc Nomads Master's Program in Documentary Film Directing in Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels, he completed his short film trilogy that includes Stove (2012), Downtown (2014) and Yard (2018). He is currently working on his first feature film project called A Hero of Our Time.