Private Project

The Secret in the Purgatory

Alper is a successful businessman. But, He is very arrogant. He goes on business travel as always. The airplane had to carry eight passengers and four crew members. There was an airplane crash. Only Alper is alive. He tries to survive with the food he finds on the plane. He wrote a big SOS. But, the search and rescue team could not arrive. Alper sees delusions and often faints due to the accident. When he opens his eye after fainting, he experiences the same events.

  • Muhammed BOZBEY
    Director
  • Muhammed BOZBEY
    Writer
  • Bozbey Film
    Producer
  • Muhammed BOZBEY
    Key Cast
    "Alper"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    A’râf’taki Sır
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Mystery, Drama, Experimental, Short, Fiction, Feature
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 7, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Language:
    English, Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Istanbul
  • The Lift-Off Online Sessions 2021
    London
    United Kingdom
    January 9, 2021
    Pinewood Studios
    Official Selection
  • The Lift-Off First-Time Filmmaker Online Sessions 2021
    London
    United Kingdom
    January 25, 2021
    Pinewood Studios
    Official Selection
  • Cortomontagna Premio Leggimontagna
    Tolmezzo, Udine
    Italy
    December 5, 2020
    Teatro CANDONI
    Official Selection
  • FLICKFAIR Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    August 7, 2020
    Official Selection
  • The Lift-Off Global Network Sessions 2020
    London
    United Kingdom
    July 19, 2020
    Pinewood Studios
    Official Selection
  • The Lift-Off First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2020
    London
    United Kingdom
    June 27, 2020
    Pinewood Studios
    Official Selection
  • The Paus Premieres Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    December 17, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Muhammed BOZBEY

Award-winning Turkish film director, Producer, Scenarist, Actor and Musician.

Muhammed Bozbey was born in Turkiye in 1988. He completed elementary, middle and high school education in İstanbul. Throughout his education, he carried out many artistic activities such as concerts and theatre. He got into Gaziantep University State Conservatory in 2008. In 2009, he was accepted into İstanbul Halic University Conservatory. He graduated from the same school in 2013.

He worked as stage actor in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Show and Art Center in 2014-2016. As a freelancer, he made a music video, directed an introduction film and worked as a critic at Kashna publishing house. Beside musicianship and acting, he went to America and studied Film Direction in Los Angeles.

He was part of the team that organized the 1st Hollywood Turkish Film Festival in Los Angeles in the fall of 2017. He became a member of Jury at the same film festival. In 2018, he worked as an assistant director for music videos, live broadcasts, and TV programs in Los Angeles.

After completing his education in America, he returned to Turkey and shot his first short film project “The Wasted Effort” which was written and directed by him.

This short film “The Wasted Effort” met with the audience at many festivals around the world by raising awareness about the value of “labor and laborer” at the world premiere. It was nominated for many awards. This film was the beginning of a long career for projects that benefit humanity.

Award-Winning Films Written and Directed by Muhammed BOZBEY
The Wasted Effort – 2019
The Secret in the Purgatory – 2020
The 100+1 in the Quarantine – 2020
Escape: hAbeL – 2021

Upcoming Film Projects
One of Us: Polly – 2022
Puppet – 2023
Last Flight – 2023
Black Tear – 2024
Algorithm of Destiny - 2024

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Director Statement

People may be in limbo many times in their lifetime. On top of a high mountain, on a deserted island or in unrequited love. There may be hundreds of chances for salvation. However, once a person dies, he is in limbo once. And the wealth of a person after death is never enough to save him from purgatory. There is no chance anymore. And the wealth you have does not benefit.