THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE

KÖPRÜDEKI ÇOCUK

By Selcen YILMAZOGLU

3FILMS - as PROD

LGBT - Development 2017

Mert Kara, a college student, travels to the U.S to work as an Au Pair yet it somehow turns out to be self discovery, a journey to his soul, which shows him the biggest challenge: his sexual orientation.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • LGBT, Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • TURKEY, BULGARIA, USA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, TURKISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Selcen YILMAZOGLU
    • Writer(s)
    • Selcen YILMAZOGLU
    • Producer(s)
    • Olga MERZLIKINA
    • Synopsis
    • MERT, 27 years old boy, a college student from Turkey, decides to run away from his life he has or maybe to have a life he never had, goes to USA and starts working as an au-pair and studying English at a language school and tries to lay the foundations of the free life he has always yearned for.
      Mert starts to live with very wealthy family of DUYGU, JOSEPH, and their kids, ARAN and DILAN. He become a close friend with NIL, 25 years old girl, with whom his roads have crossed from the first day of his adventure. She is becoming his role model of freedom and confidantiality.
      Mert re-builds his priorities and preferences in a country he can feel free, and as he is getting to know himself and acting without any pressure, he feels attracted to Joseph, an attraction he can’t make sense of. Mert and Joseph are stuck between resisting the attraction they feel and carrying the relationship further. Things they are going through, influenced not only on the irrational feelings but also by terrorism and political conflicts in Turkey, will effect everybody’s life which will never be the same again.
    • Partners & financing
    • MalcIver Productions (Bulgaria)
      Magnetic Memories Productions (US)
      Scatena & Rosener Films (Finance & Distribution -US)
    • Production schedule
    • Summer 2017
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 24, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • Aug 26, 2017
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