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The Strange Story of a Shining Pearl

In the flow of life, daily decisions and choices that we make create alternative universes where there might exist our duplicates who have been through different experiences. Is there any way to reach them? Can we reach through love and family ties?

This short film is the story of two young sisters trying to reach a magical and shining pearl through the orders of their deceased grandmother, which will open a portal to parallel universes. Will the grandmother reunite with her dead husband again? Can she show her granddaughters that everything is fine?

“The Strange Story of a Shining Pearl” is a fantasy-drama short film taking viewers across time, space, existence and reality.

  • Emir Mavitan
  • Emir Mavitan
  • Emir Mavitan
  • Perihan Savas
    Key Cast
    The Pit,
  • Erhan Yazıcıoglu
    Key Cast
  • Yagmur Un
    Key Cast
    Nomad, Söz, Kırgın Cicekler
  • Almila Ada
    Key Cast
    Guvercin, Bir Deli Ruzgar, Cennet'in Gozyasları
  • Arınç Arısoy
    Director Of Photography
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Parıldayan İncinin Tuhaf Hikayesi
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 10, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 2k
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  • UK Fashion Film Festival 2020
    United Kingdom
    November 6, 2020
    Official Selection, 1 Nomination, 1 Award; Best Director Award
  • Seattle International Fashion Film Festival 2020
    United States
    November 5, 2020
    Official Selection, 8 Nominations, 2 Awards; Best Director, Best Cinematography Awards
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival 2020
    Palm Springs, California
    United States
    September 18, 2020
    Best Fashion Film (Gold), Best Cinematography (Silver), Best Music (Bronze)
  • London Fashion Film Festival 2020
    United Kingdom
    September 13, 2020
    Official Selection
  • LA Fashion Festival 2020
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 17, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 3rd Croatia Fashion Film Festival
    August 29, 2020
    Europe Premiere
    Official Selection, 3 Nominations; Best Fashion Film, Best Director, Best Costume Design
  • 11th La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    June 25, 2020
    World Premiere
    Finalist/Official Selection
  • 5th Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    December 4, 2020
    Official Selection
  • VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival 2020
    October 1, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Maui Film Festival 2020
    United States
    December 3, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Izmir International Short Film Festival 2020
    November 13, 2020
    Turkey Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Emir Mavitan

He was born in 1993 in Istanbul. He graduated from Yeditepe Radio, Cinema and TV after Eyüboğlu College. He started making short films during his secondary/high school years and continued at university. The film Re-Era, sponsored by Yeditepe University, took the first steps in science fiction and brought many awards and acclaim. Subsequently, he began working on long-feature films. When he was in his final year, he wrote, directed and produced the long-feature film called Göçebe, a co-production with TRT. Göçebe made its world premiere at the Montreal Fantasia International Film Festival and its Turkey premiere at Istanbul International Film Festival. This dystopic, fantasy-themed film was among the few examples of its genre in Turkey. After this, he established the production department of Oflaz Media and for a while he was in charge of the digital platform called Filbox Hemen. He founded Mug Production in 2012 and still continues to work as a director, script writer and producer for cinema, TV series and advertisements.

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