AN EPISODE OF MY LIFE

By Ghazi ALQUDCY

FILM FACTORY - as SALES

First film - Development 2015

You may love cinema. Cinema may not love you but your mother will always forgive you.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, SINGAPORE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, MALAYALAM
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ghazi ALQUDCY
    • Writer(s)
    • Ghazi ALQUDCY
    • Producer(s)
    • Linh DUONG (WideWall Studio)
    • Synopsis
    • After watching the opening scene of ‘Wreckmaster Harmony’, Ghazi decides to apply for his film graduate studies. He received the acceptance, which also required him to be in Bosnia in the next two week. Scrabbling, he borrowed money from his family, packed his bag and bid farewell. At that point of time, he still had not watched ‘Wreckmaster Harmony’ in its entirety and had no idea about the acclaimed director.
      The first semester in school was tough. Apart from the obvious cultural shock, Ghazi had to deal with his professor questioning his ability to create a fiction film. Traumatising personal consultations with his professor led him to create a personal self-portrait. That was when his professor said, “May I say something, I fucking love this film!” At the end-of-semester party, his professor pulled Ghazi aside to the balcony overlooking Sarajevo town to offer him a cigarette. In that conversation, His professor said, “I beg you – please do not write a script. Tell stories about your life.” At that point of time, Ghazi has still yet to watch ‘Wreckmaster Harmony’ While others decide go back home for winter vacation, Ghazi attempted to make another short film. Armed with a smart phone, he garnered courage to confront his biggest fear – finding a conclusion. This resulted to an emotionally draining process that made him realise – We are those whom our parents used to warn us.
      His return to Sarajevo was not pleasant. He seeped into the emotional after effects from his last film. Isolating himself, cutting all contacts from his friends and family outside of Sarajevo. It was isolation that made him reflect on loneliness and his ex-lover from South Korea. Ghazi shared his feelings to his friend. At this point of time, he decides to finally watch ‘Wreckmaster Harmony’ but felt asleep after the opening scene. His friend decides to perform pseudo psychoanalysis for Ghazi. This made him realize that his ex-lover was not the catalyst to loneliness, but instead, it was his mother. That was when he decides to make a film about his unexplored love for his mother to whom he owed a lot to. But first, he needed to watch ‘Wreckmaster Harmony’ - for once.
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