The Amiss

A girl tries to survive day to day challenges of life.

  • Hüsamettin Deniz Özeren
    Director
  • Hazal Özeren
    Key Cast
    "She"
  • Hazal Özeren
    Writer
  • Alireza Farshin
    Music by
  • Saraa Kröpelin
    Costume Design by
  • Hazal Özeren
    Producer
  • Hüsamettin Deniz Özeren
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Sweden
  • Country of Filming:
    Sweden
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Eurasia International Film Festival
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    Semi-Finalist
  • Luleå International Film Festival
    Luleå
    Sweden
    Semi Finalist
  • Halicarnassus International Film Festival
    Bodrum
    Turkey
    Turkey Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Halicarnassus International Film Festival
    Bodrum
    Turkey
    Best First-Time Director Special Winner
  • Best Istanbul Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    Best First-Time Director Special Golden Winner
  • Europe Film Festival UK
    London
    United Kingdom
    Best Mobile Film Jury Diamond Award
Director Biography - Hüsamettin Deniz Özeren

Hüsamettin Deniz Özeren was born in Istanbul on March 24th, 1991. After graduating from Kadıköy Anatolian High School, he studied Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering at Yıldız Technical University and a Master's degree in chemical engineering at Yıldız Technical University. He moved to Sweden in 2017, where he took his Ph.D. degree in Fiber and Polymer Sciences at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He started his career as an editor and shot his first short film "The Amiss" in 2021. He married to Hazal Özeren, who is an actor, in August 14th, 2020.

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Director Statement

The focus of this short drama is about a girl, who tries to be an actor while she deals with the everyday challenges. The script of the film impressed me since I believe that the small details make everything beautiful.

The shooting of the film was a great excitement for me as a director and it reminded me the quote of Jim Jarmusch about the film and a baby. I used nice and neat wide shots similar to Wes Anderson's style combined with designed medium shots. The last important element, the music was composed by Alireza Farshin, it got easy and fun since we are already in the same band together so that we fit it to the scene perfectly at the last scene of the film.

"The beauty of life is in small details, not in big events."