The intersecting paths of a handful of young people who sleep miles apart to catch up with the bustle of life in the night that connects February five to February six.
They suddenly found themselves in a WhatsApp group. Nobody really knew anybody. The only goal was to get that boat to Samandağ on the morning of the earthquake. The inconsistency of international and domestic clocks used to wake someone up at five in the morning and put others to sleep at three in the morning. The bond they formed to do what no one else could do would turn them first into a city and then into a family.
Bricks were rising from the love they had put in for everything they didn’t have.
The solutions derived from impossibilities and the joy that grew on the faces at the slightest news would now seal their hearts to Antakya.
Directors – Mert Eşberk – Mihraç Can Bakıner
Mert Eşberk, He graduated from Çukurova University Radio, Television, and Cinema department in 2020. During his time at school, he participated in the production of several short films and documentaries. In 2016-2017, he entered the industry as a production assistant in the film “Halef” directed by Murat Düzgünoğlu. In 2019, he received screenplay training as part of “3 Films and Their Stories” from Onur Ünlü. During his university years, he directed three short fiction films and one short documentary film. His films received awards at national and international film festivals. After graduating from university, he directed a short film supported by the Ministry of Culture. He also co-directed a documentary film during the earthquake process. Currently, he continues his festival journey with both short films and documentary films.
Miraç Can Bakıner, He graduated from Plato Vocational School Radio, Television, and Cinema department in 2013 and from Istanbul University Public Relations and Advertising department in 2019. He gained set experience during high school and participated in the production of numerous films, series, commercials, short films, and documentaries. In 2010, he took his first step into the industry as an editing assistant in the film “Kaybedenler Kulübü” directed by Tolga Örnek. During this period, the short films he directed received awards at national and International film festivals. He worked as an editor and director in many commercials, series, and films for leading companies in the industry such as 25 Film, Kala Film, and Toprak Productions. He also co-directed a documentary film during the earthquake process. Currently, he continues his festival journey with both short films and documentary films.