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Paradox

Ömer reapplies to the same job application that has been rejected many times, comes to the interview again and is in the 184th place. However, this time, a word he missed in the interview (Paradox) creates a conflict in the employer. this triggers an irreversible chain of events. This job application will not be like the previous ones.

  • Tolga Bedir
    Director
  • Tolga Bedir
    Writer
  • Tolga Bedir
    Producer
  • Mina Kuralli
    Key Cast
    "Employer"
  • Semih Gurur
    Key Cast
    "184 - Omer"
  • Tugrul Aray
    Key Cast
    "Engineer"
  • Melisa Mandalinci
    Key Cast
    "Boss"
  • Yusuf Tuna Koycu
    Key Cast
    "Ali / Security"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 18, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    180 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Language:
    Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    17:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Stockholm
    Sweden
    November 30, 2021
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • TBPRODUCTION
    Sales Agent
    Country: Turkey
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Tolga Bedir

I was born in Istanbul. In 1988, I entered the MSU University State Conservatory Violin department. Also I took part in many operas as a child. When I was 11 years old, I was one of the leading actors (Kurt character) in ''The Sound of Music'' musical opera in AKM (Ataturk Cultural Center) in 1992. In the same years, I studied at the Muhsin Ertuğrul Theater for two years.
Later on, I graduated from the violin (2002 )and composition (2010) department of the Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory. I also studied jazz comp. at Berklee College of Music in 2005 and 2006 with %45 scholarship. As a result of my interest in theater and film, I started to try short films with the first dslr (Nikon D51) I bought in 2012. I built my music recording studio that same year. In the following years, I attended the workshops of director Sinan Şensivas at Istanbul Oktostore. (2014 - 2015) With the first film I participated in, "Five Senses Beşiktaş" (Five Senses Beşiktaş), I entered the top 10 of approximately 500 films at the KFM film festival. it was chosen as a promotional film by the municipality that organized the festival and used on its social pages (Turkey/Besiktas Government). In 2018, I had the opportunity to work with Onur Ünlü, one of the best directors of Turkey. Together with Korhan Futacı, we composed the music for the television series Dudullu Postası and the movie Manyak directed by Onur Ünlü.Also I studied at Sahika Tekand Theater between 2019 and 2020. I have been working in the music industry and TV series and film music projects for about 24 years.

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Director Statement

My purpose in making this movie (Paradox) was to show that human desire to build a better world can lead to great disaster. none of the players are real actors and actresses and they experienced something like this for the first time in their lives. It took me some time to convince them. It took me 24 hours in total to shoot the short film, which is 5 minutes long. The words "3 weeks" in the Paradox movie actually refer to the movie "Total Recall". When the robot suit that Arnold Schwarzenegger dressed as a woman breaks down, it starts repeating "two weeks" and eventually explodes. This scene is one of the funniest and unforgettable scenes of Total Recall. However, the words "3 weeks and paradox" cause a bug for all robots in the company that use the same network. When candidate 184 expresses his true thoughts, the first robot in front of him starts to think with his emotional intelligence and realizes a secret command embedded in him: ''don't hire anyone''. but its main task is also to ''recruit a person''. Also This is a reference to the scene where Arnold is short-circuited in Terminator 3. Commands to kill or protect John Connar conflicted, causing a bug. In Paradox, these two commands conflict with each other. and every time 184 says "3 weeks and paradox", the robots in front of him short-circuit and break down one by one. (spoiler) At the end of the movie, we can understand that the security guard, who says he is human, is a robot from the footstep's sound in the last seconds. This last robot is not affected as it is a more advanced model. And it pulls ,184 out of there pretending to be human, then what happens next? is up to you.