Crash ~ A Turkish Short

Updated: May 2


We are pleased to share with our followers, this award-winning Turkish short film Crash/ Carpisma by director, screenwriter and producer, Umut Aral (not to be confused with the 2019 series Carpisma starring Kivanc Tatlitug). Made in 2005, it is his second short film and won 13 prestigious national and international awards. Crash was screened in esteemed film festivals like Locarno International Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Asiana Short Film Festival, and International Short Film Festival in Drama.


Filmed with an old cinematic charm reminiscent of Hollywood classics, Crash is a delightful, complete story. It is the tale of three men from different corners of the crime world: A hired gun, Musta (Gurkan Uygun); a con man, Cem (Ali Cekirdekci); and a thief, Ali (Ruhi Sari). By a twist of fate, their paths cross at Central Station and they start to work as a team. But the past has a way of catching up. How far can they go?

Sit back and enjoy!

About Umut Aral:

Throughout his career, Aral has demonstrated an affinity for breaking new ground across multiple screens. His wide body of work includes varied films, documentaries, TV commercials, music videos, TV series, viral videos, flash mobs, interactive videos, 360 and hologram videos. Most recently, he is best known for his work as one of the lead directors for The Protector, Netflix’s first original Turkish production. Throughout his career, he has also been a speaker and educator, invited as a guest speaker to global organizations like YPO and by universities to run workshops on film making.


Umut Aral is the Chairman of Board of Members of Mithat Alam Education Foundation and Mithat Alam Film Center. The Foundation’s mission is to educate younger generations, and inspiring directors and actors about the world of cinema. The Foundation sponsors graduate students who are accepted into prestigious international cinema schools. The Film Center known as the ‘cinematheque’ of Istanbul also serves as a prestigious cultural center for cinephiles and general public. The Center hosts world cinema icons like Sir Ian McKellen, Sean Connery and Gus Van Sant for private seminars and cinema screenings.

Multi-screen storyteller and award-winning director Umut Aral was born in 1976, in Istanbul. You can visit his website for more information at www.umutaral.com

Content for this article is shared with permission. All copyright belongs to Umut Aral


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