Private Project

The Wasted Effort

Attila lives alone in a small town and finds a lira while walking on the road. Attila then uses a lira to buy a loaf of bread from the oven and returns to his home. At his house, he starts to prepare lunch. He sits down with the lunch he made and the bread he got from the bakery.

After eating half of the bread, he decides to rest a little. Half of the bread on the table is stale after a day. When Attila sees the bread stale on the table, he throws it in the trash. After he throws the bread in that trash, time flows backward. All details are shown, from making bread in the oven to planting wheat in the ground. The farmer spreads wheat on the ground. And then a few wheat grains fall on the side of the road. At another time, one lira falls on the roadside wheat grains.

  • Muhammed Bozbey
    Director
  • Muhammed Bozbey
    Writer
  • Muhammed Bozbey
    Producer
  • HaricAdam Production
    Producer
  • Muhammed Bozbey
    Key Cast
    “Attila”
  • Erdal Tekin
    Key Cast
    “Baker”
  • Ali Akar
    Key Cast
    “Worker”
  • Emrah Ercicek
    Key Cast
    “Worker”
  • Irfan Saygili
    Key Cast
    “Farmer”
  • Onur Yildirim
    Key Cast
    “Worker”
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Bir Liralık Emek ( The Wasted Effort )
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Documentary, Fiction, Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 7, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Language:
    English, Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    21:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • KRAF International Short Film Festival
    Rijeka
    Croatia
    December 11, 2019
    Art-kino Croatia
    Award Winner
  • International Environmental Short Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    April 1, 2020
    BASAD
    Finalist
  • Barnes Film Festival
    Barnes, London
    United Kingdom
    June 19, 2020
    Olympic Studios
    Finalist
  • VIVA Film Festival
    Sarajevo
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    September 19, 2020
    Centar za kulturu i mlade
    Finalist
  • BLUE2BLUE Drone Film Festival
    New South Wales, Sydney
    Australia
    April 3, 2020
    Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
    Finalist
  • BAIQONYR International Short Film Festival
    Almaty
    Kazakhstan
    September 2, 2020
    Kinoplexx Sary Arka
    Finalist
  • Realtime International Film Festival
    Ikeja, Lagos
    Nigeria
    April 1, 2020
    RTF Complex
    Finalist
  • F5 FPP Financial Focus Film Festival
    Sanford, Florida
    United States
    April 15, 2020
    Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate
    Semi Finalist
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    December 9, 2019
    Richmond Theatre
    Semi-Finalist
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    November 1, 2020
    LACS - Conde de Óbidos
    Semi-Finalist
  • International Film Festival di Rivoli
    Torino
    Italy
    November 27, 2020
    Torino Theater
    Semi-Finalist
  • Fist Up Film Festival
    Oakland, California
    United States
    May 23, 2020
    Eastside Arts Alliance
    Official Selection
  • Reel Work Labor Film Festival
    Santa Cruz, California
    United States
    May 1, 2020
    Del Mar Theatre
    Official Selection
  • West Chester International Film Festival
    West Chester, Philadelphia
    United States
    March 15, 2020
    Knauer Performing Arts Center
    Official Selection
  • Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
    Philadelphia
    United States
    February 8, 2020
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
    Official Selection
  • The BeBop Channel Content Festival
    New York
    United States
    January 23, 2020
    Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Art Center
    Official Selection
  • International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő
    Budapest
    Hungary
    April 15, 2020
    Gödöllői Királyi Kastély
    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
    July 19, 2020
    Pinewood Studios
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood Las Vegas Film Festival
    West Hollywood, California
    United States
    April 18, 2020
    Vinadore Studio
    Official Selection
  • Chennai International Short Film Festival
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    India
    February 15, 2020
    Seethammal Extension Teynampet
    Official Selection
  • The Lift-Off Global Network Sessions 2019
    London
    United Kingdom
    November 26, 2019
    Pinewood Studios
    Official Selection
  • The Lift-Off First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2019
    London
    United Kingdom
    December 2, 2019
    Pinewood Studios
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Muhammed Bozbey

He was born in Turkey in 1988. He completed elementary, middle, and high school in Istanbul. Throughout his education, he carried out many artistic activities in school and other social areas. In 2009 he was accepted into the Istanbul Halic University Conservatory. He graduated from the same school in 2013. He studied music, acting and film directing.

He went to Los Angeles to learn better methods in the film industry. He was part of the team that organized the 1st Hollywood Turkish Film Festival in Los Angeles in the fall of 2017. In 2018, he worked as an assistant director for music videos, live broadcasts, and TV programs in Los Angeles. He returned to Turkey after completing his education in America.

He is the founder of "Haric Adam Film" in Turkey. His first short film, "The Wasted Effort," written and directed. This short film created worldwide awareness. "The Wasted Effort" met with the audience at many festivals around the world. This movie is the beginning of a long career for projects that benefit humanity.

His other short films, "The Secret in the Purgatory" and "The 100+1 in the Quarantine," written and directed.

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Director Statement

This short film tells you everything that you need to know before you deiced to throw away any amount of food or clothing. Sometimes it can be bought for large or small fees, or even at no cost. A loaf of bread goes through an incredible process to come to your table. In the process of making bread, many people, including farmers and bakers, put a lot of effort. Therefore, nobody in the world should cause effort and food waste. Sharing with living else in need is the best behavior that suits a person.

As I have always said, The food might not have cost you much, but it took a lot of effort and sacrifice to get to your plate. Every piece of food thrown away adds to another man's hunger and wastes another person's labor.