Memories From The Future

Memories From The Future is a short film by Huseyin Mert Erverdi. We have worked on the film together
through thick and thin for eons, its production transcending a few episodes of our lives across different cities.
I created and composited the visual F/X and did the colour grading of the finished film. Also co-edited the film
with Mert at later stages of production. It's been re-written and re-edited a number of times till it finally
settled down at the quasi-abstract symbolism and narrative it sports now.
Initial development began in 2007 and the primary production took place in Ankara with most of the shots
taken on-location in a decommissioned gasworks. I came aboard the project later in Istanbul beginning the initial
visual effects work after the missing green screen shots were completed in a studio. V/FX work halted due to my
move to London and was finalized here a while later along with the post-production. Meanwhile Michael Fakesch
courteously took on the sound design in Rosenheim. The film was finalized in late summer 2010.
This long, scattered and interrupted production process inevitably bore all kinds of challenges both expected
and unexpected, at times even bringing about trouble with our friendship. But we eventually came out the other
end both a little bit more grown-up and a little bit more content with our own work and artistic direction.
Memories From The Future is available for viewing online
on its official website as of July 2011.
www.gelecektenanilar.com
2007-2010; Ankara, Istanbul, London and Rosenheim


Opening Title Design


VFX Breakdown
The Lab Scene, Shot I



Colour Grading
Excerpts