BUS STOP

In an empty bus a girl travels alone at late hour, an uncanny man gets on at the bus stop. He sits next to girl. She can't change her seat nor ignore him. Man asks tissue first, then asks bottle of water and she gives. He wipes out the blood on his knee and starts talking to himself. After a short trip he gets off but he forgets his keys, the girl notices but hesitates and then she runs after him and gives the keys. At that moment the bus leaves. She waits for a while. Man says that it was the last bus so she starts walking. She runs into a mugger and he attacks her and when the man on the bus shows up the mugger runs away with girl's purse. The man help her to get up, she tries to hide her tears but he sees and gives back the tissue which she gave to him. They walk away.

  • LEYLA AKIN
    Director
  • LEYLA AKIN
    Writer
  • MESUT AKIN, LEYLA AKIN
    Producer
  • SİMLA ENER, EMİN ÖNAL
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    DURAK
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 3, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    750 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Language:
    Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - LEYLA AKIN

I was born in Istanbul, Turkey on February 11, 1984. After graduation from preschool education I worked as educational consultant for four years then studied MA in film at Istanbul Bilgi University. I took cinematography classes at UCLA in 2014. "Bus Stop (Durak)" is my graduation project.

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Director Statement

Visual communication is the strongest language and I'm willing to use it for stories of commonalities