Eren Aybars Arpacık: A documentary filmmaker seeks truth
Women living in Etrim Village of Bodrum have been weaving carpets for generations. Grandma Gülsüm, 87, is connected to life with the carpet that she has woven. While her 65-year-old daughter Ummuhan carries the burden of the house but she gets rid of all her troubles when she takes over the carpet bench. Ummuhan’s Daughter Belgin, took care of her 3 daughters at the age of 32. She teaches her daughters to weave carpets. These 3 women are closely tied together like the carpets they weave.
What are the most formidable challenges inherent to the profession of filmmaking?
Could you elaborate on the wellspring of your creative inspiration for this particular short film?
Could you elucidate on the central thematic underpinning of your film?
How do you navigate the task of strategizing cost-effective promotional efforts when operating within a constrained budget?
In today's dynamic marketplace, how pivotal do you consider the role of film distribution?
For individuals contemplating the path of self-distribution, what counsel or insights can you offer?
In your estimation, what level of significance do short films hold for aspiring filmmakers seeking to embark on a career in directing?
Reflecting on your professional journey thus far, could you share an instance of the most formidable challenge you encountered and how you surmounted it?
I produced cave documentaries. While making these films, I confronted the most basic human fears which is dark, narrow space and acrophobia. Under these conditions, I had to produce quality and meaningful work while ensuring my own and equipment safety. I achieved this thanks to good teammates.
What, in your view, are the critical factors that contribute to the creation of a cinematic masterpiece?
If you could revisit the inception of your career, are there any aspects or decisions you would choose to alter in hindsight?