THIS IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
WHICH DEALS WITH COLLECTIVE MEMORY
THIS IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
WHICH CENTERS AROUND A WOMAN
THIS IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
AND IT IS BASED ON A TRUE NIGHTMARE

INFLAME
COUNTRY
Turkey
GENRE
Psychological
thriller
RUNTIME
94 min
ASPECT RATIO
2.39:1
FESTIVALS & AWARDS

World Premiere: Berlinale 2017 - Panorama

North American Premiere: SXSW 2017 - Luna Gamechanger Award for Best Narrative

International Female FF, Malmö 2017

Istanbul IFF 2017

Off Camera IFF 2017

Ankara IFF 2017 - Special Jury Prize and Best Art Director Award

Eskişehir IFF 2017

DIRECTOR
SCRIPT
DoP
EDITING
Ahmet Can Çakırca
MUSIC
PRODUCTION DESIGN
Kerem Ardahan, Sıla Karaca
SUPERVISING SOUND EDITOR
SOUND
Özgür Özden
COSTUME DESIGN
Tuba Ataç
CASTING
Günay Altan
CAST
Algı Eke, Özgür Çevik, Kadir Çermik,
Selen Uçer, Boncuk Yılmaz, Asiye Dinçsoy,
Ipek Türktan Kaynak, Kerem Kupacı
PRODUCTION
CO-PRODUCERS
Armağan Lale (Filmada)
Ceylan Özgün Özçelik (EHY Film Production)
WORLD SALES
M-appeal
PARTNERS & FUNDS
!f Istanbul Sundance Screenwriters Lab
Turkish Ministry of Culture
First Feature Film Support
FEST Pitching Forum (2nd place)
Meetings on the Bridge Work In Progress
(Anadolu Efes Award)
Fongogo Crowdfunding Campaign
Adahan Istanbul Hotel

Ceylan Özgün Özçelik
Born in 1980, in Turkey. Özçelik studied law at the Marmara University in Istanbul, but never practiced. She attended photography, cinematography, producing and filmmaking workshops. Also took Adrienne Weiss' Directing Actors classes. After working as a text writer in TV channels and as a DJ in a radio station, started to produce, write and host a TV show on cinema called “En Heyecanlı Yeri”, which was aired for almost ten years. Add to that she produced and wrote four other culture-art TV programmes. She had written film reviews for online and print media for fourteen years. A book of interviews and media memoirs called "Dikkat Çekim Var!” written by her, published in 2013. In between 2005-2011, she edited behind the scenes, cinema award videos, production company trailers and documentaries. Her short films have screened at various festivals including Bratislava Art and Festroia. Her feature film debut KAYGI/INFLAME, a thriller about memory and mass media, has made its world premiere at the 67. Berlinale Panorama and won Luna Gamechanger Award at South by Southwest (SXSW) where the film had its North American premiere. Özçelik is currently developing her second feature 18+, which is a dark comedy about women and violence.

Radek Ładczuk
Radek Ładczuk is a Member of the Polish and European Film Academy as well as the Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC).
As one of Europe’s most exciting and dedicated cinematographers, his career spans across numerous feature films, award-winning short films, documentaries, music videos and TV commercials.
In 2011, Suicide Room achieved great success, screening at the Berlin International Film Festival and winning a number of international awards including for Ladczuk’s distinctive work as cinematographer.
He is also the DP of well known thriller The Babadook which was officially selected for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and won 50+ awards worldwide.

Ekin Üzeltüzenci
Ekin Üzeltüzenci (AKA Ekin Fil) has started her music career with playing keyboards and singing in bands. She has been releasing albums on LP/digital and cassette formats on American and English labels with her Ekin Fil project which she started in 2007 and has performed live in various cities of countries like Germany, Poland, Belgium and Holland. Ekin loves to bring acoustic elements like guitar with electronics in a minimal and affective ways. Apart from her solo albums and other recordings, she has been composing music for shorts and feature films for a while. Kaygi/Inflame is her first experience in feature films.

Adnan M. Şapçı
Adnan M. Şapçı (IFP) was born in 1962. He has known as 1st video magazine publisher in Turkey. He worked for long-established company Özen Film as a Theatrical Manager in between 1988-2012. In 2013, he founded the new company Istanbul Film Productions and Distributions. For the last three he produced several feature films including Tight Dress, directed by Hiner Saleem. IFP is the line producer of Academy Award nominee Mustang directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven.

Emre Oskay
Emre Oskay (IFP) had been working with well-known Turkish Director Derviş Zaim in his last four feature films as a Line Producer. He also worked at Ptt Film as a PM for 2 years. For the last three he produced several feature films including Tight Dress, directed by Hiner Saleem. He is the line producer of Academy Award nominee Mustang directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven.

Sadık Ekinci
Sadık Ekinci (IFP) was born in 1970 in Baf Cyprus. He worked at top rated TV channels like CNNTurk and as a freelancer at different production companies. He started as a PA while working with broadcasters. He became line-producer of many TV spots / commercials and variety of productions at Ptt Films between 1999-2012. For the last five years he produced several feature films including Tight Dress, directed by Hiner Saleem. IFP is the line producer of Academy Award nominee Mustang directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven.

Armağan Lale
Armağan Lale was born in 1985, Istanbul. She graduated from Yeditepe University, Radio Tv and Cinema department. Before she founded Filmada she worked with Pelin Esmer, Nida Karabol Akdeniz and Tolga Esmer within Sinefilm. In several feature length films she worked as an assistant director for some time too. Lale is the producer of Barış Sarhan’s debut Bu Kabuslar Neden Cemil? / Why All the Nightmares? (development stage) and award winning director Orhan Eskiköy’s new feature film Taş/The stone (post-production).

Fatih Rağbet
Fatih’s experience of more than two decades in sound designing ranges from television commercials and series to documentaries, short movies and especially feature films. In his collaboration with national and international studios he has contributed to many well-known projects.
Fatih received the Dr. Avni Tolunay Jury’s Special Award in Sound Design and Mixing given by The International Antalya Film Festival, Turkey’s top awards in the film industry. Fatih is also producing a weekly program of music at Açık Radyo 94.9 which is one of the leading independent channels in Turkey.
WE FORGET
EVERYTHING,
EXCEPT FOR OUR
NIGHTMARES
A news channel employee Hasret,
has been seeing the same
nightmare for quite some time.
Through recurring nightmares,
a question creeps into her mind:
Is it possible that
her parents were not
killed in a traffic accident
twenty years ago but
have died in some other,
horrific way.
(born 1985) is an awarded actress of screen and stage. She studied German Language and Literature at Istanbul University and The Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy Department at Nurnberg University. She participated in Berlin Inka Theatre and Aob Studios Workshop. Made her TV series debut in 2008. Played lead in Galip Derviş an adapted version of the Monk series aired on Turkish TV. Also wrote six episodes of the same series. Eke has played in a number of comedies like Guruldayan Kalpler/ Rumbling Hearts.
TODAY’S FRESH
MEMORIES
WILL ONLY BE
REACHED THROUGH
THE MEDIA
TOMORROW
There is a shopping mall in Istiklal Street, which was built recently, fracturing both the fabric of Taksim and our memories. I felt so scared when I realized that I couldn’t recall what stood there before.
I asked many friends the same question: What used to stand where the shopping mall is now? The result was frightening! None of them could remember.
We do forget, indeed. What are the limits of oblivion? Forgetting massacres?
INFLAME is a psychological thriller, based on collective memory and its sphere of influence, tells its tale through a nightmare. Tracks a news channel employee who lives in an uncanny country, where reality and hallucinations bounce off of each other. Tracks a woman, who seeks her past in her own memory…
Ceylan Özgün Özçelik
EDITING
Ahmet Can
Çakırca
PRODUCTION
DESIGN
Kerem Ardahan
Sıla Karaca
MUSIC
SUPERVISING
SOUND EDITOR

Ceylan Özgün Özçelik
Ceylan Özgün Özçelik (1980), graduated from Marmara University Law Faculty. She attended photography, cinematography, producing and filmmaking workshops. Also took Adrienne Weiss' Directing Actors classes.
After working as a copywriter in TV channels and as a DJ in a radio station, started to produce, write and host a TV show on cinema called En Heyecanlı Yeri / Climax. Award winning TV show EHY was aired for almost ten years.Her movie reviews being published on several film magazines, newspapers, festival catalogues and websites since 2003. A book of interviews and media memoirs called Dikkat Çekim Var! / Silence, we’re rolling! written by her, published in 2013. She made three short films which have been screened in several festivals including Bratislava Art and Portugal Festroia. Also edited behind the scenes, cinema award videos and docutmentaries. Özçelik established her own production company EHY Film Production in 2015.

Radek Ładczuk
Radek Ładczuk is a Member of the Polish and European Film Academy as well as the Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC).
As one of Europe’s most exciting and dedicated cinematographers, his career spans across numerous feature films, award-winning short films, documentaries, music videos and TV commercials.
In 2011, Suicide Room achieved great success, screening at the Berlin International Film Festival and winning a number of international awards including for Ladczuk’s distinctive work as cinematographer.
He is also the DP of well known thriller The Babadook which was officially selected for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and won 50+ awards worldwide.

Ekin Üzeltüzenci
Ekin Üzeltüzenci (AKA Ekin Fil) has started her music career with playing keyboards and singing in bands. She has been releasing albums on LP/digital and cassette formats on American and English labels with her Ekin Fil project which she started in 2007 and has performed live in various cities of countries like Germany, Poland, Belgium and Holland. Ekin loves to bring acoustic elements like guitar with electronics in a minimal and affective ways. Apart from her solo albums and other recordings, she has been composing music for shorts and feature films for a while. Kaygi/Inflame is her first experience in feature films.

Adnan M. Şapçı
Adnan M. Şapçı (IFP) was born in 1962. He has known as 1st video magazine publisher in Turkey. He worked for long-established company Özen Film as a Theatrical Manager in between 1988-2012. In 2013, he founded the new company Istanbul Film Productions and Distributions. For the last three he produced several feature films including Tight Dress, directed by Hiner Saleem. IFP is the line producer of Academy Award nominee Mustang directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven.

Emre Oskay
Emre Oskay (IFP) had been working with well-known Turkish Director Derviş Zaim in his last four feature films as a Line Producer. He also worked at Ptt Film as a PM for 2 years. For the last three he produced several feature films including Tight Dress, directed by Hiner Saleem. He is the line producer of Academy Award nominee Mustang directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven.

Sadık Ekinci
Sadık Ekinci (IFP) was born in 1970 in Baf Cyprus. He worked at top rated TV channels like CNNTurk and as a freelancer at different production companies. He started as a PA while working with broadcasters. He became line-producer of many TV spots / commercials and variety of productions at Ptt Films between 1999-2012. For the last five years he produced several feature films including Tight Dress, directed by Hiner Saleem. IFP is the line producer of Academy Award nominee Mustang directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven.

Armağan Lale
Armağan Lale was born in 1985, Istanbul. She graduated from Yeditepe University, Radio Tv and Cinema department. Before she founded Filmada she worked with Pelin Esmer, Nida Karabol Akdeniz and Tolga Esmer within Sinefilm. In several feature length films she worked as an assistant director for some time too. Lale is the producer of Barış Sarhan’s debut Bu Kabuslar Neden Cemil? / Why All the Nightmares? (development stage) and award winning director Orhan Eskiköy’s new feature film Taş/The stone (post-production).

Fatih Rağbet
Fatih’s experience of more than two decades in sound designing ranges from television commercials and series to documentaries, short movies and especially feature films. In his collaboration with national and international studios he has contributed to many well-known projects.
Fatih received the Dr. Avni Tolunay Jury’s Special Award in Sound Design and Mixing given by The International Antalya Film Festival, Turkey’s top awards in the film industry. Fatih is also producing a weekly program of music at Açık Radyo 94.9 which is one of the leading independent channels in Turkey.
INFLAME
Based on a True Nightmare
TEASER
CONTACT
Armagan Lale
armagan@filmada.net

WORLD SALES