Gergo Elekes

Gergo Elekes

Elekes Pictures

Cinematographer, director and editor in Veszprém, Hungary

About Gergo

Being amazed and inspired by Vissza a jövőbe (1985), Gergö Elekes started playing with the idea of shooting a film at the age of 15. Between 2005 and 2010 he made a couple of short films with the help of his close friends however these films were so amateur he decided not to make them available to the public. In 2010 he made friendship with József Gallai and they made their first project together in 2012 with Hungary's first mumblecore feature film Csendes változás (2012). This was the beginning of their long time collaboration.

In 2014 Gergö Elekes co-directed and co-composed the music for Hungary's first feature length found footage horror Bodom (2014). In this year the film opened the Bram Stoker International Film Festival in Whitby, UK as well as collected several nominations on film festivals including 30 Dies Festival in Andorra, Amazon Horror Awards in Brazil, Golden Rake Award for Indie Horror and New York Scary Film Awards in the US.

In 2015 Bodom (2014) was in the final competition at the Full Moon Horror & Fantasy Film Festival in Romania, competing with award winning films such as Welp (2014), Horsehead (2014) and Réalité (2014).

In the beginning of 2016 his next horror movie Moth (2016) was completed and finished 4th Best Feature Film at the International Horror Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. The movie has been called a "thought-provoking and chilling film" by Found Footage Fiction and a "front running for a new horror niche" by Horror Habit. According to Horror Asylum, Moth (2016) is "an unusual experience with some moment reminding the author of David Lynch's Inland Empire (2006)".

In 2007 he started composing music as a hobby and since then he was responsible for the music of several international short and feature projects.

Gergö Elekes' score for Perihelion (2015) - directed by József Gallai - has been nominated as Best Score for three times: The Monthly Film Festival 2015 August Edition, Reel Music Awards 2015, Soundtrack Geek Awards 2016. In addition to that he was nominated as Best Breakout Composer of 2015 by Soundtrack Geek Awards 2016.


Name: Gergo Elekes

Lives in: Veszprém, Hungary

Company: Elekes Pictures

Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Music Composer and Producer

Credits

  • A Guidebook to Killing Your Ex

    A Guidebook to Killing Your Ex (2017)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Horror) Editor A lonely man with an intention of documenting every important detail is planning to kill his ex-girlfriend within 72 hours only to realize things are not as easy as he previously imagined.

  • Long Way Home

    Long Way Home (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama, Thriller and War) Composer A young Hungarian private is facing his enemies in the forest. His only goal is to get back home.

  • Araf

    Araf (2016)
    Film (Short and War) Composer Deep in the rain-soaked mountains, a desperate family struggle for survival as war echoes all around them. Sometimes, the brutality of conflict is nothing compared to the haunting melancholy it leaves behind.

  • Itt és Most

    Itt és Most (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama and Sport) Composer Add a Plot »

  • In a Time for Sleep

    In a Time for Sleep (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer During what is meant to be a celebratory dinner, Leyla becomes embroiled in an intense, devastating argument with her boyfriend, Arda. However, the repercussions may offer true freedom and help Leyla discover who she really is.

  • Nihan: The Last Page

    Nihan: The Last Page (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Since Nihan's passing, a fragile man pours his soul into a book about the life, hopes and dreams they shared together. However, one thing is preventing him from completing the final page: the house they planned to forever call their own.

  • Moth

    Moth (2016)
    Film (Drama, Horror and Mystery) Composer An enthusiastic lecturer and her student travel to Europe to go after the mythology of the Mothman, but they soon have to fight for survival.

  • The Cleaner

    The Cleaner (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Composer A hitman for hire spends his morning with a woman and afterwards leaves for a deserted and isolated location with his boss in order to get rid of a specific person. From there on he stumbles upon difficult choices that he has to make in order to get out of there alive. Written by Tofiq Rzayev

  • Lépj tovább

    Lépj tovább (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer The death of a beloved relative starts the bittersweet journey of a grandfather and his grandson.

  • Törpék

    Törpék (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Andris is a 4-year-old boy who still believes in miracles. An encounter with two homeless men changes his life forever.

  • The Girl in the Woods

    The Girl in the Woods (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Ali's friend Mert (Aslim) and fiancé Ceren (Aybike Sahin) become increasingly more concerned about him after he mysteriously goes missing - the only clues as to his whereabouts being a brief glimpse of him heading into a nearby forest and a strange text message to Mert that simply says "Find me". Written by Tofiq Rzayev

  • Perihelion

    Perihelion (2015)
    Film (Short, Biography and Drama) Composer A cinematic trip with a lonesome artist. Based on the poems of Hungarian poet Beke Tamás Tarsoly.

  • R.E.M.

    R.E.M. (2015)
    Film (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Composer Two addicts discover that exploring other people's dreams with the help of a machine can beat any drug. But the process holds more danger for both dreamer and "dreamwalker" than they could imagine.

  • Aftermath

    Aftermath (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Damla and her unnamed sibling are trying to cope with the death of their parents in very different ways. As the pair struggle to find an anchor, it becomes clear that without a solid companion for dependency, both are lost in different ways.

  • Coffee & Milk Vol. 2

    Coffee & Milk Vol. 2 (2014)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Bodom

    Bodom (2014)
    Film (Horror and Mystery) Composer For the 50th anniversary of the Lake Bodom murders, two media students obsessed with the case launch a journalistic investigation. The footage they have left behind only raises new questions.

  • Blue Dream

    Blue Dream (2014)
    Film (Documentary, Short, Drama and Sport) Composer Child cancer is one of the most serious diseases nowadays. It can attack secretly and hide until one day you realize that something is wrong. Blue Dream tells the story of a swimmer who has also had to face with this illness with the help of her only way out: the swimming pool. Written by JosephGallai

  • Coffee & Milk

    Coffee & Milk (2013)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Composer A woman in her early 20's leaves her work place taking short cuts to get home,but an unwelcome gentleman is wandering around,dying to meet her.

  • Interjú

    Interjú (2013)
    TV Movie (Drama and Thriller) Composer A young woman applying for job is targeted as the next victim by a cold-blooded murderer.

  • The Incomplete

    The Incomplete (2013)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Composer Darren Atlas, A painter in his mid 30's studies the painting of Mona Lisa trying to figure out what made that painting so special. Later on Darren comes up with his own theory about Mona Lisa,stating that the human mind can come up with faces that the human eyes have came across at some point in the humans mind,and he believes that Da Vinci is the first painter to ever paint a face that never existed,which is Mona Lisa. Darren soon becomes inspired by the idea and tries to pull off what Da Vinci did by ordering his partner to bring an unknown female with her face fully covered so he can do the impossible that Da Vinci pulled off. But soon inspiration transforms into obsession and things go out of hand which changes his life completely. Written by Tofic Rzayev

  • Exitus

    Exitus (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama and Mystery) Composer Two masked entities search the way-out from our world.

  • A meg nem érintett

    A meg nem érintett (2012)
    Film (Drama) Composer Lonesome András lives with his ill mother in a small way who he is compelled to look after. He meets a woman being the opposite of the grim man but their weird relationship brings a serious secret to the surface.

  • Csendes változás

    Csendes változás (2012)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Composer A man and a woman in their mid 20s hangout for a day with each other. They have dreams, doubts, feelings, opinions, like anyone else. But the change is about to come.

  • Még mindig

    Még mindig (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer An old man remembers under a huge tree.

  • Páratlan cipö

    Páratlan cipö (2011)
    Film (Short and Family) Editor A brave lonely shoe escapes from his home to take part in an adventure.

  • Sánta kutyák

    Sánta kutyák (2011)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Ne Félj!

    Ne Félj! (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Editor Violence, rape and crime. Does the human life consist of only these elements? Do not be afraid to do something...Do not be afraid to change things.

  • Égi oltalom

    Égi oltalom (2010)
    TV Movie (Drama) Editor In an evening, a weird stranger taps on the door of the young doctor. This encounter will change his entire life.

  • Gondolat

    Gondolat (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer The story of a brother and sister trying to forget the terrible past.

Awards

  • Best Breakout Composer 2015 (Soundtrack Geek Awards 2016)
    (2016)

  • Official Nomination (Golden Rake Award for Indie Horror, U.S.)
    (2015)

  • Official Selection (Top 5 at Full Moon Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, Romania)
    (2015)

  • Award of Merit (Headline International Film Festival, Canada)
    (2014)

Education

  • University of Pannonia, Veszprem
    (2009-2014)

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