Private Project

Afternoon Reverie

A psychological drama about a young failed artist who needs to choose between reality and dreams.
When Deniz got a job interview offer from an engineering company, he decide to evaluate his options, dreams and realities on his subway journey to the interview. Deniz is 24 years old engineering graduate with honour degree. He decides to become a director but his family goes against it thus their relationship become tainted. Deniz produce his film against all odds but he become broke, hoping prizes from festivals for his film will pay his dues but he got rejected by every festival he sent to. He still wants to become a director but he slowly realizes his talent is in engineering, not directing. Coming back and forth with his dreams and memories, he will decide what to do with his future at Söğütözü station.

  • Mustafa Mert Yağcı
  • Mustafa Mert Yağcı
  • Helin Erdoğrul
  • Murat Can Çobanoğlu
    Key Cast
  • Zeynep Ülger
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
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    Yes - İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent Üniversitesi
Director Biography - Mustafa Mert Yağcı

Mustafa Mert Yağcı was born in 11th August 2001. As a kid, his main interests were in sports and new media. Mert becomes more interested in art, philosophy and politics in his high school years. He went to Ankara Sanat Tiyatrosu to learn about the art of performing and theatre. Mert tries poetry, photography, acting, playing drums and find his passion in directing.

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Director Statement

My main interest was always storytelling, I love a good story whether I read poetry, watch a film or listen to a song. I believe cinema is the greatest art form to tell a story and more essentially cinema is the most important art form of the contemporary world. I believe to be a great artist you need to tell stories from your generation and culture. Directors should be social realists rather than conformists. I want to portray our struggles, our nightmares, our dreams. Cinema should entertain but should educate too.