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
  • Bozbey Film
    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
  • 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:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Istanbul
  • 10th HAK-İŞ International Short Film Festival
    Ankara
    Turkey
    December 10, 2021
    Award Winner
  • Umano Cinema Shorts Film Festival
    Torrance, California
    United States
    November 21, 2021
    Award Winner
  • Seoul International Food Film Festival
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    October 11, 2020
    Jury Award Winner
  • KRAF International Short Film Festival
    Rijeka
    Croatia
    December 11, 2019
    Art-kino Croatia
    Award Winner
  • Geneva International Oriental Film Festival
    Geneva
    Switzerland
    June 27, 2021
    Audience Award Winner
  • Dhaka OIC Youth Capital Film Awards
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    May 21, 2021
    Award Winner
  • SEMANA ¡VIVA EL CINE!
    San Isidro, Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    September 12, 2022
    Audience Award Winner
  • International Environmental Short Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    April 1, 2020
    BASAD
    Finalist
  • Boston Turkish Film Festival
    Boston, Massachusetts
    United States
    November 21, 2020
    Finalist
  • Bergamo Food Film Fest - Cinema & Cibo Film Festival
    Bergamo
    Italy
    August 29, 2021
    Piazza Lorenzo Mascheroni
    Finalist
  • Turkish World Documentary Film Festival
    Ankara
    Turkey
    November 13, 2020
    Finalist
  • Barnes Film Festival
    Barnes, London
    United Kingdom
    June 19, 2020
    Olympic Studios
    Finalist
  • Türk Diasporası Medya Ödülleri Kısa Film Festivali
    Ankara
    Turkey
    December 1, 2021
    Finalist
  • Kursaal Film Festival San Sebastián
    Gipuzkoa
    Spain
    September 15, 2022
    San Sebastián, País Vasco
    Finalist
  • Three Acts of Goodness International Micro Film Contest
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    July 15, 2022
    Buddha’s Light International Association World Headquarte
    Finalist
  • VIVA Film Festival
    Sarajevo
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    September 19, 2020
    Centar za kulturu i mlade
    Finalist
  • International Film Festival di Rivoli
    Torino
    Italy
    November 27, 2020
    Torino Theater
    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
  • Neoclassic's Multimedia Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    March 15, 2021
    Finalist
  • Fillum International Storical and Short Film Festival
    Massachusetts
    United States
    April 23, 2021
    Massachusetts Premiere
    Finalist
  • Chippewa Valley Film Festival
    Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    United States
    March 27, 2021
    Micon Downtown Budget Cinema
    Semi-Finalist
  • F5 FPP Financial Focus Film Festival
    Sanford, Florida
    United States
    April 15, 2020
    Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate
    Semi Finalist
  • Independent Video Film Festival of Youtube Art Club Pavlos Paraschakis
    Athens
    Greece
    October 7, 2022
    Aleka Municipal Cinema
    Semi Finalist
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    December 9, 2019
    Richmond Theatre
    Semi-Finalist
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous 2021
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    June 19, 2021
    LACS - Conde de Óbidos
    Semi-Finalist
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous 2020
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    November 1, 2020
    LACS - Conde de Óbidos
    Semi-Finalist
  • Happy Future Scripts Film Festival "Let there be Goodness!"
    Kyiv
    Ukraine
    September 19, 2021
    Semi Finalist
  • International Spot Shot Films Festival
    Beirut
    Lebanon
    March 6, 2022
    Semi Finalist
  • CortiFestival Cine Escolar
    Alicante
    Spain
    October 9, 2020
    Ámbito Cultural El Corte Inglés Alicante
    Semi-Finalist
  • OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival
    Lugano
    Switzerland
    October 13, 2020
    LUX art house / CineStar Arena Cinemas Ticino SA
    Semi-Finalist
  • Festival del Cinema di Cefalù
    Palermo
    Italy
    May 1, 2021
    Teatro Comunale Salvatore Cicero
    Official Selection
  • Inheritance Northern Visions Belfast Film Festival
    Belfast
    Ireland
    July 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The 3rd Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival
    Fukuoka City
    Japan
    December 25, 2020
    North Latitude 33
    Official Selection
  • 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 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
  • FriCine Festival Internacional de Cinema Socioambiental
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    March 27, 2021
    Teatro Municipal Laércio Ventura
    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
  • 8th Chennai International Short Film Festival 2022
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    India
    June 15, 2022
    Seethammal Extension Teynampet
    Official Selection
  • 7th Chennai International Short Film Festival 2020
    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
  • Light To The World International Youth Film Festival
    Moskova
    Russian Federation
    May 15, 2021
    Cinemas in the Yaroslavl region of Russia
    Official Selection
  • The Paus Premieres Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    July 25, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 7th Siding Festival of Film
    British Columbia
    Canada
    November 13, 2021
    The Tivoli Theatre
    Official Selection
  • FIKE - Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de Évora | Évora International Short-Film Festival
    Évora
    Portugal
    September 25, 2021
    Teatro Garcia de Resende
    Official Selection
  • Aizanoi Film Festival
    Kütahya
    Turkey
    August 21, 2021
    Aizanoi - Zeus Tapınağı
    Official Selection
  • Venice Architecture Film Festival
    Venice
    Italy
    September 5, 2021
    Giardino della Marinaressa
    Official Selection
  • Noble International Film Festival And Awards
    Bengaluru, Karnataka
    India
    September 13, 2021
    Official Selection
  • FESTIVAL ANGAELICA
    Pasadena, California
    United States
    December 21, 2021
    Official Selection
  • One Earth Awards
    Bangalore, Karnataka
    India
    March 31, 2022
    Official Selection
  • International Film Festival for Children and Youth “Hero”
    Krasnoyarsk
    Russian Federation
    May 23, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Panama Series Festival
    Arraijan, Panama Oeste
    Panama
    June 11, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Golden FEMI Film Festival
    Sofia
    Bulgaria
    June 5, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Mithiwood'22 by Zing Shorts Media
    Mumbai, Maharashtra
    India
    June 27, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Duemila30 - International Sustainability Film Festival & Experience
    Milan
    Italy
    May 5, 2022
    Milano, Lombardia
    Official Selection
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de la No-Violencia Activa (FICNOVA)
    Madrid
    Spain
    October 2, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Festival Film Bahari
    Cakarta
    Indonesia
    October 2, 2022
    Official Selection
  • The NGO International Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    October 20, 2022
    Official Selection
  • FLM FWD ENVIRONMENTAL FESTIVAL
    Barrington, Rhode Island
    United States
    July 23, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 12th International Haiku Amateur Little Fim Festival
    Palakkad District, Kerala State
    India
    September 10, 2022
    Official Selection
  • The Student World Impact Film Festival
    New Jersey
    United States
    April 1, 2023
    Official Selection
  • SILENCE ÇA TOUILLE - MOVIE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
    Locronan
    France
    September 25, 2022
    Locronan TI LOKORN
    Official Selection
  • One World One Flower International Buddhist Film Festival
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    August 25, 2022
    Daehan Cinema
    Official Selection
  • Mobile Film Latam Festival
    Ibague, Tolima
    Colombia
    October 20, 2022
    Museo de Arte del Tolima
    Official Selection
  • DBGYFF - Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    November 19, 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

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.