Kemal Yildirim

Award Winning Filmmaker

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Commended in Bittersweet Review

Kemal Yildirim is proud to be commended as Director of Photography in Alex Bakshaev’s arthouse film ‘Bittersweet’:

“…stylish lighting and use of colour, imaginative camera angles and lengthy passages of contemplative solitude…

Aesthetically, BITTERSWEET transcends it’s meagre origins and frequently looks stunning - particularly in the latter moments. Kemal Yildirim’s photography adds gravitas to the already unsettlingly otherworldly situations…” Stuart Willis, Sex Gore Mutants.

‘Bittersweet’ provided Kemal the opportunity to explore arthouse in camera and as Alex’s editor of choice for the film Kemal was only too pleased to receive the recognition.

“I worked on Bittersweet whilst making my short film Rose. It was a challenge to say the least during production and in post, especially after completing the edit in two working days! It was a pleasure to work on and am pleased for Alex, I hope the film gets out there to a wider audience” Kemal Yildirim.

To read the full review on ‘Bittersweet’ visit

posted by kemal at 12:00 am  

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year

Dear all

Happy New Year, I hope you all had a festive season and are not too troubled by the crazy weather.

It’s times like these that force me to take time out and reflect on what’s passed and what’s to come. I’ve blinked and so much has happened and I am so excited about 2010 and what’s in store I can barely contain myself!! So here’s the lowdown on what’s been in 2009 and what’s to come in 2010…Enjoy!

Award Winner!! I am so proud to have received awards for the following:

  • ‘Flicker’ - Best Experimental Short (EOTP International Film Festival)
  • ‘Wolf Cry’ - Nominated Best Horror Short (EOTP International Film Festival)
  • ‘Less is More’ - Zone Horror Cut Film of the Day and Official Selection for Cypriot Film Festival London

‘End Transmission’ Horror Mini TV Series broadcast on GoreZoneTV online to receive rave reviews.

Film Forum - Hosting a new article featuring my Top Horror Films from the 80’s. Please comment, compliment or critise!

‘Tales of the Dead’ - this was a surprise to me too! A Brand New anthology of my horror shorts complete and set for distribution and available soon! Featuring the award winning ‘Less is More’, nominated best horror film ‘Wolf Cry’, giallo style ‘Penance’, and the notorious ‘Missing’.

‘Secrets’ - Feature length realist drama film “in the Can” and in post-production to circuit festivals this year.

‘Rose’ - Feature length drama film in development with award winning writer Steve Loveless and set to go into pre-production very soon!! (I imagine this to be before I blink again!)

www.ChampagneBubblee.TV - as ever directing, filming and editing this hot urban show, episode 4 now online.

‘Lullably’ - my new baby in early stages of development when I am not inundated with the above!! :o)

There is probably so much more so check out my site for details and keep in touch fellow creatives.


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