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Hi, I'm Umut

Umut who is a white collar employee go to the wall and he is living around the people just like him and he decide to commit suicide.

  • Fatih Dedeli
  • Fatih Dedeli
  • Mehmet Talha Yeşilçay
    Key Cast
  • Beyza Gülsüm Özgün
    Assistant Director
  • Fatih Dedeli
    Director of Photography
  • Fatih Dedeli
  • Emirhan Eveyik
  • Beyza Gülsüm Özgün
    Backstage #2
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Merhaba, ben Umut
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Istinye University
Director Biography - Fatih Dedeli

2018 yılında İstinye Üniversitesi'ne özel yetenek bursu alarak Radyo, Televizyon ve Sinema bölümüne İngilizce olarak başladım. Üniversiteye de Only A Gamer isminde bir yeni medya kuruluşumuz dolayısıyla giriş yaptım. Bu girişimin kurucu ortağıydım, daha sonradan YouTube kanalının genel yayın yönetmenliğine geçiş yaptım. Videographer olarak da çekimleri ve kurgu-montajlarını gerçekleştirdim. Only A Gamer'ın YouTube kanalını sıfırdan 41 bin abone'ye çıkardık. Daha sonradan Only A Gamer projesine son verdim. Bu kanalda bugüne kadar 172 video yayınladık ve tüm videoların çekim ve kurgusunu gerçekleştirdim.

Üniversite'de "H A Z E" ismiyle gerilim ve gizem türünde çekmiş olduğum bir kısa filmim var.

Reklam projelerinde de yer aldım. Medical Park'ın uluslararasında kullanmak üzere istediği İngilizce dilinde reklam çekimlerinde yer aldım. 3 ay süren bu proje sonunda onlarca çekim gerçekleştirdik.

VAULTsinema ismiyle bir oluşum kurdum ve bu oluşum altında belgesel tarzında içerikler oluşturuyoruz. Üniversite içerisinde gerçekleşen bir İnsansız Hava Aracı projesinin hikayesini anlattığımız bir belgesel çekiminin yönetmenliğini yapmaktayım.

İstinye Üniversitesi'nde Cinevision isimli ilk sinema kulübünü de kurduk ve yönetim kurulunda yer aldım.

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Director Statement

“Merhaba, ben Umut” was my third project as a director. Like the lessons I have learned from every project, I learned a lot from this project. While creating this short film, I had a very different idea in my mind and it turned into such a project later on. I don't know how either.
First of all, I would like to talk about the origin story of the movie. We often see characters commit suicide in my movies. I was definitely going to put that at some point in this movie. But I don't do this out of necessity. I do it because I really think it has a much more dramatic and striking effect.
Our character would be a white-collar individual with a routine life. Our character, who wanted to get rid of this routine life, would die while doing what he dreamed of.
On the way I started with this beginning, I realized that no one can get anywhere like this, that we always return within the same system. I wanted to place our character in a universe in such a way that he could not get out of this system.
Later on, I saw René Magritte's painting Golconde. When I realized the story underneath, I realized that I definitely needed inspiration for my movie.
In addition, Michel Foucault's statement at the end of my film impressed me and it was much more in harmony with this painting. These were the 2 things that made the script come up completely in my head.
I thought on these 2 bases and wrote my script.
After I wrote my script, the preparation phase started for me. First I thought about where and how the universe should pass. I decided to pass the movie between the office, subway and home. In short, the character had to live a life in the work-road-home triangle. That's how I planned it, and I didn't shoot any extra space to keep it simple.
I wanted to name the character Umut in "Merhaba, ben Umut". The reason is that Umut committed suicide at the end of the movie and I wanted to give the message "we lost hope" as a message to humanity. Because in Turkish Umut means hope.
Although we had many problems during the production phase, we had a very nice process where we got everything we wanted.
I shot the whole movie in 4:3. The reason for this was to narrow the space and compress the character in the movie. I also wanted the film to be dispersed in the second part of the film by pushing it to the corners and warping the frame. I have successfully done these as well.
During the shooting of the movie, we were worried about permissions. The sudden arrival of the bans caused the film to almost not be shot, but at the last moment we got it all done and started shooting.
I had to switch actors just before filming. However, my current actor really gave a super performance and we were amazed. Thanks to him, we had a much more comfortable shooting day.
We had 3 days of shooting and it was really tiring. But we all ended up happily at the end of the day.
Then we moved on to the editing of the film. Normally, I wanted the movie to have sound and there would be music in the background to increase the dramatic effect, but during the editing stage I realized that this did not have a very good effect and changed my mind. A movie we watched with only music left a much better impression. At the end of the movie, I completely cut off the character's plan to commit suicide, and I just wanted to tell it out loud and let the audience visualize that moment. Finally, I wanted to increase the impact of the film by getting them to see our striking plan. I hope I was successful.
“Merhaba, ben Umut” has been one of the most prepared and heartwarming projects I have ever done. My current goal with this project is to travel to festivals and then have it published on one of the digital platforms. I think the movie has a simple and striking story. I hope the audience will think like me.