A filmmaker you need to know about (if you don’t already) is Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan. He represents everything that is beautiful about indie filmmaking. He’s daring, unconventional, finds ways to overcome obstacles of working on small budgets, his images are breathtaking and his stories have an intensity that audience’s crave. Not only that but virtually every film he’s ever shot has made its way to some of the most prestigious film festivals from around the world. He even won the Best Director award in Cannes in 2008. Not only is he skilled at working on smaller budgets (working with non actors, real locations and skeletal crews) but he also believes it’s better than working with large budgets and bigger crews. Working on small budgets, he believes, is something you should strive towards, not fight against. We’d like to take this moment now to share an interview he did from Berlin. The interview is 75 minutes so grab a coffee and relax.
However, before we share the interview we’d like to share a trailer from his most recent film “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” for those who are not familiar with his work. We hope you find inspiration in this interview.