Murat Emir Eren was born in 1982, in Istanbul. He’s been writing for film since 2002. He is a member of Turkish Film Critics Association and FIPRESCI. He joined FIPRESCI Juries at Istanbul IFF and Stockholm IFF. Also, he directed a short film named MACGUFFIN in 2008 (Istanbul Short IFF, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market) and co-directed a feature film ADA. The film was screened at Sitges FF in 2010. Eren’s still writing for film and working as a scriptwriter for TV series.
first draft of the script
The Misfit is about a woman who wakes up in a dystopia where speaking has been banned and finds herself as the only person who’s able to speak. It’s a dystopic Kafkaesque story that raises burning questions about the freedom of speech, and its inevitable relationship with the collectivism and individualism.The apparent impossibility of personal salvation without caring others.
Attached to the project: director
Looking for: co-writer, co-producer
Keywords: Silent Movie, Thriller, Sartre, Collectivism, Individualism, Silenced Community, Authoritarian, Government, Freedom Of Speech, Paramilitary, Institutionalization of Authoritarian Regime, Fascism
2015 YILANLARIN OCU, TV Series, co-writer
2014 FATIH-HARBIYE, TV Series, co-writer
2010 ADA: ZOMBILERIN DUGUNU / THE ISLAND: WEDDING OF ZOMBIES, feature film, co-writer/co-director
2008 MACGUFFIN, short film, writer/director
EXT. IN THE WOODS – NIGHT
Our survivors, Murat, Erhan, Selen and the old guy, The Chief are walking in the woods of the Island. Then the group stops for a while. Murat is checking his back all the time to see if any zombies are following them. Erhan keeps filming the whole thing with his camera, while they were having a rest, Selen looks at Erhan and the camera and says:
Stop shooting, Erhan! Why are you
recording all these, anyway?
I am going to post it on youtube.
Like we have youtube anymore!
Selen turns her head to another direction with fury. Then we see Murat, trying to see the seaport. Their only hope is to reach at the seaport, because they’ve been told that the govt. forces are going to come and take them from there, but He sees nothing.
Chief, are we trying in vain?
Will they really come to help us?
I really don’t know, son. They
may be coming or not and if they
are coming, I don’t know if they
will pick you up. Government is
so unpredictable. They can even
throw you into sea, you never
Murat takes a look at the seaport desperately and says:
No one is coming, I’m telling
you. We have reached here for
nothing. The island was
quarantined, it is so obvious.
Look, sun is rising and there is
still no move on. Cell phones are
dead. The world has come to an
end and we are standing here like
a dick, waiting for help. Why
hasn’t that helicopter we saw
earlier picked us up? They think
we are infected like others. If
Istanbul is secured, how on earth
will they let us enter the city?
God knows, where they have taken
those who tried to run away. They
left us all alone. Fuck my fate!
Through thousands of years of
men’s history, doomsday has found
me, man! It has found me! What
kind of fate is this!
Then he hears a voice from the woods. Everyone gets alarmed. Murat takes a look at his back and he sees his ex girlfriend Gamze (they lost her in somewhere, and she became a zombie).
This is her! Gamze!
Murat walks away from the group towards the girl, Gamze. But she’s totally lost it, she’s a zombie now. Murat does not care, goes toward her. Erhan and The Chief tries to warn him!
Don’t you go there son! Stop!
Then Gamze, his ex girlfriend bites Murat too, and eats his heart alive!
I can’t believe this!
We see more zombies coming from the woods.
There are more! You guys, walk
away! I can deal with them!
Run Erhan, don’t you stand there!
As Erhan and Selen are trying to run away, Erhan keeps filming and we see The Chief’s shooting at the zombies.
Come you scums! If I am afraid of
you, let the god make me one of
Chief kills couple of them but after he runs outa his bullets. He finds himself surrounded by zombies. While he’s getting eaten by zombies he turns his head to Erhan and Selen and says:
Come on, move! Send my regards to
Selen pulls Erhan on the arms and says:
Run Erhan! Run!
They run away with their full energy! Then we out!
“The future, madame, is something we should have started on long ago.”
Les yeux sans visage (1960)