Friday, 11/20/2015

Meet the Filmmakers: PICK AND MIX

Interview with director Ozan Mermer

Meet the Filmmakers: PICK AND MIX

Director Ozan Mermer


What is the teaser text for your film PICK AND MIX?

Maik can't go out to earn money today. So Jackie has to do it. She really doesn't want to, and she has a good reason for that.

What is the original idea of your film – how did it all start?

The film was shot as a seminar work in my second year at filmschool. The seminar was about castings - how to cast, who to cast and what the result would be regarding a script, we wrote for this seminar. I thought, that, if I would get two days of shooting, I could do a whole short film except for just one single scene. So we went out there with a team of four people and started shooting guerilla style.

Scene from PICK AND MIX

What was your highlight during the process of filmmaking?

The rehearsal and casting process, as it was the first time for me that I put so much effort in this part. And of course, working in a really small team.

If you weren't a filmmaker, you'd be…?

Musician or Food Critic.

Is it your first time in Munich? What do you expect of the city and the festival?

I live and work in Munich, so there's nothing new for me here. But I do expect the festival to be as much fun as the last years.