WI/IL Short Slot 2
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande
The film recreates memories the filmmaker has of his dad. It presents an observation of a father from the point of view of a young child and shows how the immigration of the filmmaker’s family from Bulgaria to Turkey shaped their lives. The filmmaker plays his dad, and his son plays the filmmaker as a child.
Signing on to direct this film was an easy “yes” for me. The team behind this female written, directed, and produced short film set out to create a story on screen that reflects the diverse world we live in, while staying true to our comedic roots. The comedic timing each performer brought to set was just *chef’s kiss.* And we are proud our cast and crew represent a variety of individual backgrounds, including African American, Middle Eastern, LGBTQ, Latinx, and Asian.
Emir Cakaroz is a Turkish filmmaker who lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his BA and MA degrees in Cinema and Television, at Anadolu University, in Turkey. He also holds an MFA degree from the Film Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His award-winning films have screened all around the world, including the International Golden Orange Film Festival in Turkey and Short Film Corner in Cannes Film Festival in France. Emir teaches filmmaking classes at the Film Department of UW- Milwaukee and Lake Forest College.