Dragon

The tale of the call of the wild soul is explored in this story of a mountain climber’s venture to ascend a challenging summit.

After numerous unsuccessful attempts to scale a snowy peak, a frustrated mountaineer is plagued by nightmares. Recognising his discomfort as the call to continue his pursuit of the summit, he determines to make one more attempt.

Knowing this climb, like all journeys of the soul, must be done alone, he sets out solo to find his way through the snow. The climb is a challenging one, calling into question the motivations for his pursuit. An unexpected fall fuels his determination to press on. Upon reaching the summit he is faced with a twisted tree root in form of a dragon.

This dragon “burns” away his ego, leaving behind nothing more than ash, revealing the free wild nature of his own soul.

  • Can Paçacıoğlu
    Director
  • Hüseyin Urçuk
    Writer
    Entropy
  • Can Paçacıoğlu
    Producer
  • Hüseyin Urçuk
    Key Cast
  • Can Paçacıoğlu
    Director of Photography
    Entropy
  • Can Paçacıoğlu
    Editing
    Entropy
  • Hüseyin Urçuk
    Editing
    Entropy
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ejderha
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 23, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Language:
    Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    Semi Finalist
  • Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    Semi Finalist
  • Picasso Einstein Buddha International Film Festival

    India
    November 20, 2019
    Official Selection / Best Film Poster
  • Premio Leggimontagna - Cortomontagna
    Udine
    Italy
    November 29, 2019
    Italy Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Yécora
    Sonora
    Mexico
    April 8, 2020
    Semi Finalist
  • Kısa Film Kolektifi
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    June 30, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Guiones La Nova Films

    April 8, 2020
    Semi Finalist
  • Boston Turkish Films Festival
    Boston
    United States
    December 10, 2020
    Finalist
  • Beautiful Country International Micro Film Festival

    China
    Official Selection
  • Standalone Film Festival & Awards

    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Can Paçacıoğlu

Can Paçacıoğlu is an award-winning photographer based in Fethiye, Turkey. His foray into becoming director of photography began with the short film “Entropy”, which has won several Best Experimental Short Film awards internationally, as well as Best Cinematography in the Global India International Film Festival in 2018.

As an experienced mountaineer, Can’s calling to the wilderness has been the inspiration for his photography. Two years of study in Denver opened the door to the Colorado Rockies providing an ideal environment for both outdoor photography and rock and ice climbing. His duel passion for the wild strength of nature and the arts can be seen in his debut film “Dragon”.

Can aims to continue expanding his artistic horizons through multimedia art pieces, photography and the poetic world of short films.

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