Shadow of Violence will have its world premiere at IFFR 2020

Shadow of Violence is in the official selection of the International Film Festival Rotterdam and will have its world premiere in the competition programme Voices Short Programme 2020. The IFFR 2020 will take place from January 22nd to February 2nd, 2020.

Bilal worked as a torturer for the military regime in the 1980s that murdered Selman’s sons. Selman now has a gun on Bilal in a cave. Both men are trapped by their primitive instincts. The interplay of light and dark dissolves the boundary between perpetrator and victim.

The lead roles are played by Metin Coşkun (Selman) and Mustafa Uzunyılmaz (Bilal). The film is directed by Ibrahim Karatay and written and produced by Ibrahim Karatay, Paul Oscar Kanter and John van Mullem. The film is a co-production between Alchemic Film (NL), Nar Film (Soner Alper, TR) and FeverFilm (Ben Willems, NL). The film was shot on location in Cappadocia, Turkey.

Key Crew

Director: Ibrahim Karatay
Written by: Ibrahim Karatay & Paul Oscar Kanter
Producer: Alchemic Film (NL)
Co-producer: Nar Film (TR)
Co-producer: FeverFilm (NL)
Director of Photography: Lukas de Kort
1st AD: Bob Aronds
Sound design: Tom Jansen
Editor: Fatih Turah
Composer: Martijn Hoekstra

Gemeente Den Haag, FeverFilm

Crowdfunding A Mutual Understanding


We are producing the new film A Mutual Understanding of Abigail Prade. We are going to shoot the film in spring 2019 in New York.

Abigail Prade (1989) is a Dutch filmmaker. After studying art history, she pursued directing at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. Her thesis film FUTURE PERFECT (2017), shot on location in Seoul, screened at the Netherlands Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and the Locarno Film Festival. Abigail was selected for the 2018 Locarno Filmmakers Academy and was presented as an emerging talent to the international film industry.

We have already received a lot of support from different parties (CBK Rotterdam, equipment from New York University, and the cast and crew who all agree to work for free). But making films is expensive and we need your help to pay for all the unsexy things that go into making a film, such as insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and food. We need your support to make this film into a reality. Any contribution will help us.