Private Project

The Printer

In 2025, the majority of Beta, Gamma, and Omega citizens work inside everyday machines unseen by the elite Alpha class. One citizen worker makes the fatal mistake of contacting the woman he longs for on the other side.

  • Emre Mirza
  • Emre Mirza
  • Emre Mirza
  • Claudine Avetyan
  • Cecil Von Renner
    Key Cast
  • Canan Suvatlar
    Key Cast
    "Freya Stubs"
  • Adolfo Assor
    Key Cast
    "The Fax"
  • Lee White
    Key Cast
    "Hal Co-worker 1"
  • Daniel Steiner
    Key Cast
    "Kawalski Co-worker 2"
  • Daniel Stern
    Key Cast
    "The Manager "
  • Magdalena Thalmann
    Key Cast
    "Girl on Train"
  • Florian Fischer
    Key Cast
    "James - Officer Worker 1"
  • Olivia Meyer Montero
    Key Cast
    "Esperenza – Officer worker 2"
  • Juliane Schlosser 
    Key Cast
    "AI voice "
  • Andreas Beltzer
    Key Cast
    "Roman 'the Romancer'"
  • Stefan Ashton Frank
    Key Cast
    "Voice of the city"
  • Darja Pilz
    Director of Photography
    Asgaya, Sharaf
  • Julia Deryabina & Kristian Bobzky
    art director
    Art Direction
  • Ingo
    art director
    Production carpenter
  • Sam Frank
    original score
  • Ingo aurich
    Sound Recordist
  • Rene Bridgeman
    Sound Design
  • Olivia Stubbe
    Production Coordinator
  • Danting Chan
    Assistant Director
  • Zarak Afridi
    Assistant Director
  • Benjamin De Vuyst
    Camera Department
  • Alex DePew
    Camera Department
  • David Tully
    Camera Department
  • Anastasia Isupova
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  • Genres:
    Drama Sci-fi Suspense Romance
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    4k Alexa , Sony A7s2
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Director Biography - Emre Mirza

Emre began his career in the UK as an Actor, ScreenWriter and Film editor and then followed onto Directing Commercials, Documentaries, and Feature films Internationally. As a 3rd culture kid, he grew up in cities like Los Angeles, Istanbul, Karachi, and Berlin and as a result, his work reflects many genres ranging from War journalism to Commercial advertising on projects for the BBC, Sundance Institute, Ogilvy, Red Bull, Coca Cola and CBS. As a Creative Producer, he now uses his experience to conceive and create stories with a multi-verse perspective.

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Director Statement

In our rapidly changing world, A.I. is guiding us into an age of science- fiction. A time where our emotions and behavior will be augmented and modified through revolutionary new forms of software and hardware. We are changing so fast, that it’s hard to know the consequences that lie ahead with the rewiring of almost every aspect of our thinking.
In ‘The Printer’ we explore one such potential consequence of our transformation in the future not so far away. It is a world where mankind has tacitly accepted its fate within a carefully divided social hierarchy. Where what would be shocking to us now, has become absurdly normal to its inhabitants.
As it is in a not so distant future, much of the world looks the same yet, unusual details jump out to show how far away we have found ourselves. The aim is for the audience to look at the world around them differently after watching this film, with a heightened sense of how behavioral change creeps into our lives.
Just as in the film's story, 80% of the world works behind the theatrical exteriors of normal life, but it could be said in present-day, that those with wealth and affluence tend not to see the suffering of the poor and destitute.
The old lines of racism are being replaced by new divisions of classism and ‘the Printer’ takes us further down such a path, that may not be so far away. The aim of this film ultimately is as a cautionary tale about the choices in front of us and how beyond technology, there is a more primal struggle of the human spirit against our self-imposed oppression.