A few weeks ago, I mentioned a touching film from the underwater film festival in the beautiful town of Kas, Turkey. I didn’t mention that I was fortunate enough to meet the film’s producer/director following the screening.
In addition to his talents as a filmmaker, Ozgur Gedikoglu also plays trumpet and loves jazz. That artistic background makes his short film about a diver’s final voyage that much more personal, while still managing to reach out to his audience regardless of their musical tastes or native tongue:
Ozgur tells me he hopes to have an English translation of the film available as soon as possible. Thanks to the Armstrong touch and his own visual narrative, he doesn’t need to rush.
By the way, I ran into Ozgur not far from the screening, where I also met the film’s star, Suat, at his jewelry shop. Between dives and shoots, Suat designs some lovely Murano glass jewelry. So that makes a hat trick of Renaissance men in this film. Ne harika bir dünya, indeed.