2010 Rapunzel (short)
2010 Gise Memuru/Tollbooth
After receiving his Law Degree from Marmara University, he studied Film in New York City. The five short films he wrote and directed were screened at various festivals domestically and internationally. He was the Director of Photography for Mehmet Güreli’s documentary feature, Istanbul through the Eyes of World Authors. He is currently working on his second feature film screenplay. Tollbooth is his feature film debut.
Tollbooth / Tolga Karaçelik
Kenan, a 35-year-old tollbooth clerk, has a remarkable ability to accommodate passing drivers faster than any of his colleagues and to never let his focus be distracted. He has thus earned the nickname “Robot”, a characterization which he reinforces with his severe, inexpressive attitude. Returning from work, Kenan goes home, where he lives with his ill and oppressive father. Not even the efforts of kindhearted neighbor Nurgul manage to soothe him and make him smile. As the walls around Kenan start to close in on him, he regresses into his memories, unintelligible monologues and fantasies about a beautiful woman who drives by the toll station every day. Moving from the personal to the universal, Tolga Karaçelik makes a comment about the “prison-box” that stands as a metaphor for contemporary man’s caged life. Carefully and attentively, he listens to and highlights the details of the protagonist’s repetitive daily life, keeping a balance between the realistic representation of his monotonous and asphyxiating routine and the dreamlike dimension of his fantasies.
|Editing:||Çiçek Kahraman, Evren Lus, Tolga Karaçelik|
|Art Direction:||Nadide Argun|
|With:||Serkan Ercan (Kenan), Zafer Diper (Hakki Baba), Nergis Öztürk (Nurgül), Nur Aysan (Woman), Büsra Pekin (Nevra), Nadir Saribacak (Hüseyin), Ruhi Sari (Cengiz), Sermet Yesil (Artun), Iskender Bagcilar (Kemalettin)|
|World Sales:||Mantar Film, Turkey Engin Yenidunya T. +90 212 252 0532 email@example.com www.mantarfilm.com|
|Producer:||Engin Yenidünya, Tolga Karaçelik|
|Production:||Mantar Film, Turkey|
|Best First Film, Best Actor, Best Cinematography - Antalya Golden Orange FF 2010
|OLYMPION:||Monday, November 07, 2011 - 18:00 | ID:314|
|TONIA MARKETAKI:||Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 17:30 | ID:434|