PRODUCTION: Snow White: Turkish Photo Artist Selim Gunes Directs First Feature Snow White


ISTANBUL: Celebrated Turkish photo artist Selim Gunes is in production on his first feature film Snow White produced by Istanbul based Augostos Film (www.agustos.com). The film was one of nine feature film projects selected to be funded by the Turkish Ministry of Culture this year.

The film is based on a novel by the same name by one of the most famous Turkish novelists of the WWII years Sabahattin Ali. It tells the experiences in a single day of the nine-year-old child Hasan, living in a small village on the eastern Black Sea coast of Turkey. After Husan's father is imprisoned the family falls into poverty and Hasan tries to take care of his two siblings and his mother. Life for Hasan is hard but the film also brings a message of hope.

The film promises to bring Gunes beautiful visual sense to the film.

Selim Güneş (http:www.selimgunes.com) is one of Turkey's most well known photographers internationally and his photographs have been exhibited in Paris, Berlin and Washington as well as solo exhibitions in Istanbul.

The film contrasts visually the warmth and colour of life in the village in summer and the cold bleak life of winter.

The film shot for five weeks February and March of this year in the Turkish countryside using RED ONE camera system and shooting in 4K .

Executive producer Bora Tamusta said: "Turkish films have become increasingly successful at international festivals around the world in the past few years. They are especially known for their beautiful visual sense and we think that with Selim Gunes as director this film will bring a unique vision to a beautiful story that will interest both local and international audiences."

{mosimage}Director and Scriptwriter: Selim Güneş

Producer: Nur Güneş

Director of Cinematography: Serdar Özdemir

Music: Mircan / UCM Production

Based on the novel by Sabahattin Ali "Ayran"

Executive Producer: Bora Tamusta

Production Company: Agustos Film

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