Becoming a Wildflower

There is something really rare inside. A language that is unspoken, A glimpse of the unseen. To see, to breathe in and to hear what they have to say. The lands speak to me, and it dresses up with colors whenever I behold them and to become one of them. This movie is about exploring our wild side. The side that has been kept captive for a long time.

  • Elif Koyuturk
    Good Morning Luise, Last Nomads of Anatolia, Details in Nature, The weight we carry
    Good Morning Luise, Last Nomads of Anatolia, Details in Nature, The weight we carry
  • Rebecca Abban
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, narrative
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Elif Koyuturk

“Our greatest story is inside us, it blooms when we look inward – the greatest eye to your story is your heart that manifests, I create from that manifestation. “

Elif Koyutürk, born in Istanbul 1993, is a dedicated photographer, director. After graduating from TED College Istanbul, she continued her education at Istanbul Bilgi University and UEM Madrid. There, she studied Television Reporting & Programming and Marketing, Multimedia & Cinema. In 2014, she participated in the program “Youth on the Move” initiated by Amsterdam University for Applied Sciences, University of Oslo and Akershus, Stuttgart Media University and Bilgi University Istanbul.

In 2015 she received the title “Commended Photographer” by World Sony Photography Awards and was featured in Travel and Leisure’s “100 Stunning Photos of the World”. In 2017 her short movie “Details in Nature” selected as “Semi- Finalist” in Miami Epic Film Festival and her short movie “Good Morning Luise” selected as the “Film of the Week” by Awardeo Company. Austrian Consulate of Istanbul hosted her first solo film and photo exhibition “Eternity of Nature and Soul”. The exhibition became a focus cultural point for Austrian-Turkish artists. Her second solo one-year exhibition hosted at The Istanbul Museum of Photography. This exhibition was a mixture of her work, including her series from “Thunder Birds” “ Syrian Benjamin Button” and “Eternity of Nature and Soul”.
In 2020 she has been selected as one of the 30 Under 30 Women Photographers by ArtPil and also won the 2019 Nature Photography Award by Blue Green Earth.

Many of her photos and films were published in newspapers and prestigious magazines such as Atlas, Red Bull, Digital SLR Magazine, Hürriyet, Sözcü, Austrian Consulate Magazine.

"I can feel the rhythms of nature and people in my heart, that’s the reason why I’ve been living like a nomad to find a new rhythm that needed a voice to bloom."

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Director Statement

My dialogues with nature has always been about "becoming". The circle of becoming brought colors to my life with experiences. I look into a flower and see my mother, brother, father that are far away now. Nature became my home for many years, and her wildflowers; my guidance.