Baris Azman / Filmmaker

Fonds BKVB supports THE MAN WHO GOT LOST

Posted in Feature Film, Pre-Production by barisazman on July 6, 2010

I am very proud to announce that Fonds BKVB is supporting my feature film; THE MAN WHO GOT LOST. The film is getting a pre-production grant, supporting it with the research and development.  A few weeks ago I held the presentation for the fund and the above image is a collection of the ‘mood story board’ images, representing the whole film in 160 (found) photographs. I pitched the whole film in ten minutes, using the images as mood support. I present them here as a very small sneak peek, at what the film will become.

THE MAN WHO GOT LOST: location

Posted in Pre-Production, The Man Who Got Lost by barisazman on May 5, 2010

Here’s a location photograph from one of the main areas where the film (THE MAN WHO GOT LOST) is going to take place. Just to give a teaser of the locale. Still working on the rewrite of the film with my producer and things are slowly picking up steam.

Also, check out the newly added Quotes page on the right side bar.

My new producer: Lagestee Film

Posted in Feature Film, Pre-Production, The Man Who Got Lost by barisazman on February 9, 2010

At the end of 2009 I had finished a promotional book about my planned feature film THE MAN WHO GOT LOST.
I sent it to producers and managed to get invited for meetings with several of them in January 2010. Overall the reactions were really positive and I was very fortunate to be in the position to actually choose out of several producers who wanted to work with me on the film. After long deliberation I decided on Martin Lagestee and his Amsterdam based independent production house LAGESTEE FILM BV. I’m very thankful for all the people who I met and talked with concerning the film and hopefully will get a chance to work with them on other projects in the future.

But as of now, we’re official. Let’s go to work.

Amsterdam based independent production house

First Draft of THE MAN WHO GOT LOST

Posted in Feature Film, Pre-Production, The Man Who Got Lost, Writing by barisazman on September 25, 2009

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“I wrote it. It’s done. Now I just got to type it up.”
“Type it up? It’s not finished until you type it up. We’ve got to read it.”
– ZODIAC (2007)

As of a few minutes ago, I finally finished the first draft of my feature film screenplay. It’s been a long time in the making and it’s one of the hardest things I have ever written I think. It’s taken me quite some time too. But there’s a tremendous sense of relief too. Finally that first draft. Beginning to end. Clocking in at 108 pages. Next up, real quick, is the second draft and then it’s going out into the open.

The beginning.

THE MAN WHO GOT LOST: Promotional Image

Posted in Feature Film, News, Pre-Production, Promotional, The Man Who Got Lost by barisazman on June 19, 2009

tmwgl - promo image

THE MAN WHO GOT LOST has it’s first promotional image. The photo here is by Kate Peters, who has graciously granted me permission to use her work as a teaser for my feature film. This image will accompany the official synopsis of the film and most probably the screenplay. It will be used for the official website of the film until we start shooting and are generating our own visual content.

I came across this photograph on the cover of the magazine EXTRA, published by the FotoMuseum in Antwerp, Belgium. It captures, in a single image, the mood and themes of my film and it’s since then, become one of the main visual inspiration tools for when I am writing. I want to tell more about what comes up in my mind when I look at the photograph, but I will let everyone interpret it in their own way. For now.

Kate Peters’ official website: http://www.katepeters.co.uk/

THE MAN WHO GOT LOST: writing

Posted in Feature Film, News, Pre-Production, The Man Who Got Lost, Writing by barisazman on May 19, 2009

the man who got lost screenplay 1

the man who got lost screenplay 2

Since I didn’t want to top the blog with a downer, I thought I’d let everyone know I was officialy writing again on my feature film; THE MAN WHO GOT LOST.