Wrong Step In The Right Direction

After taking over his late father’s bakery, Adem, a failed photographer has to find a way to succeed before failing the family business.

  • Omer Faruk Erdogan
  • Omer Faruk Erdogan
  • Isabella Medina
  • Mallika Singh
  • Omer Faruk Erdogan
  • Jameson Rogers
    Key Cast
  • Nick Chissus
    Director of Photography
  • Béla Erdos
    Original Score by
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - Omer Faruk Erdogan

Born and raised in Turkey, Omer has been a student of cinema ever since he watched Leon (1994) when he was 11. After his bachelor’s, he worked in a bakery in Turkey for months until he was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Scholarship. Since he completed his MFA degree at Savannah College of Art and Design, he’s been working on feature film projects.

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Director Statement

After graduating from college, I worked as a cashier in a local bakery shop in Turkey. I have loved baking since the first day I watched my mom baking pastries at home but working as a cashier in a bakery for 60-70 hours a week was not the most pleasant experience. I realized love & joy in a working environment were not easy to come by. As I get closer to graduating with my master’s degree, I feel the same fear of facing the harsh realities of the work environment more than ever.

Wrong Step In The Right Direction was born out of this fear. Adem is a failed photographer. After his father passes away, he takes charge of the family-owned neighborhood bakery. He gets stuck in a small bakery where he used to work with his father when he was a little child. Now he has to find his own way while struggling to keep the bakery.

I enjoyed my time working on this project bringing my experience in the bakeries into this production. I can’t wait to share this heartfelt story with a wide audience.