Bessy is a film director, producer and screenwriter born in Istanbul, Turkey and lives in the Los Angeles, California. She holds an MFA in Film Directing from CalArts as a Fulbright Scholar and a BA in Film & Television from Istanbul Bilgi University. Most recently she graduated from UCLA Professional Screenwriting program developing two feature screenplays. She has a passion for satirical comedy and likes to have diversity in her work.
She was a screenplay grant winner in Turkey, she wrote and directed “Tolerance” and “Strange Little Girl” screened in several international festivals in Los Angeles “Pasadena Art Center Film Festival winner”, New York “Brooklyn Art Film Festival” and Istanbul “Akbank Film Festival winner”. She directed and hosted an international documentary “Mysteries of Cinema” and “Inside the Lens” for V1VFX Studios. She has worked as a freelance Assistant Director, Script Supervisor and Production Assistant in commercials, independent films and Television formats. She also taught “Film Production” and “Film Editing” classes in University. She worked as a freelance videographer/photographer mostly for art events and promo videos. She started her own business in 2015 and opened “Queen B. Film Hive” for all kinds of Film & Television productions. Her dream is to bring her original screenplays come to life and direct movies in Los Angeles.
Name: Bessy Adut
Lives in: Pasadena, California
Company: Queen B. Film Hive, LLC
Occupation: Assistant Director, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Production Assistant, Screenwriter and Script Supervisor
Unique traits: Turkish/American Alumni of CalArts Film Directing program with Fulbright Scholarship and UCLA Professional Screenwriting Program
Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew A comedy about a group of Israelis who come to the United States in order to pursue the "American dream" and the ongoing challenges that each one of them must face while trying to manifest such dreams.
Memory: Time Traveling in Bits and Pieces
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Inside the Lens
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Everything Happens at Once
Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Geeky, Sylvia Marconi is an actuarial specialist at a big insurance company who finds data anomalies in a data-mining project. When she confronts her boss, Ms. Dryver, with the irregularity--"poof"--she snaps back in time 23 minutes, again and again and again. It's like Groundhog Day crashes into The Office.
Film (Drama, Family and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Grady Lee Jr. is a struggling reclusive farmer who has never wanted to be married or have children. He lost his mom when he was a young boy and by the time he was 13, his father and step-mom died in a car wreck separating him from his stepsister, Marry Ann. Randy, his father's best friend, took Grady in and raised him as his own and kept the family farm sustained. One day, Grady discovers his late father's hidden journal That contained secrets of Nikola Tesla. The journal contains the plans to a machine that works off of electro-magnetism, called Jack. Grady believes it could increase productivity by drastically reducing the time it takes a plant to grow. This could be the answer to saving his farm and helping the county, when in fact this could change the world. With the help of his friend, Boudreaux, they begin to work on the device. Boudreaux, of Native American decent, can sense a change is coming for Grady's. After a call from an attorney, Grady finds himself a beneficiary to his... Written by Tom Bhramayana
Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew When a mother and daughter's relationship is tested, a special recipe proves to be more than just a treat.
Born Again Sinner
Film (Short and Western) Miscellaneous Crew 'Born Again Sinner' follows a pastor, Kirk, who is pursued by one of his parishioners.
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Film (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A retired U.S. senator with a dark secret, an in-school suspension teacher and his captive audience of one, two lost souls' unlikely meeting at a roadside diner, the stomach-churning memory of True Love lost, a father's last will and testament passed on via workshop mix tape. Award-winning writer-director Chris White presents his 5-film, comic anthology on the nature of personal devolution and change-with a decidedly Southern gothic twist.
Film (Short and Mystery) Director Julie sees her therapist MiiMii who offers her a hypnosis to deal with her depression. Excited with the idea of an alternative reality Julie accepts the offer. When she opens her eyes in a different reality she's excited to find herself at her own surprise party with all the people in her life but can't figure it out what this gathering is all about until the end.
Summer in the City
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Film (Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Lynn, a war veteran who recently suffered medical trauma, goes on a first date with a man she met at her therapist's office. After hitting it off at a restaurant, they go back to his place. But once there, things don't go as planned.
Elsewhere Station: Alms
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Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Between Istanbul's sordid neighborhoods and a destitute border village, close to the city, Hamit, drives back and forth. He works for Ali, a charcoal dealer-cum-human trafficker, carrying charcoal one way and illegal immigrants the other way. Young and meek Mehmet helps the two in their dealings and is usually torn between them during their power struggles. Hamit feels stuck in this desolate village. Being subordinate to Ali and sharing a rundown room with Mehmet is not what he had expected from life. Once, he himself tried to escape, but failed to achieve the 'dream life', which intensifies his frustration. His only comfort is an older woman, Denise, a foreign botanist who works at the local research center. They meet secretly in a cottage by the sea and make love to the crashing sound of the waves. Denise suspects Hamit but doesn't ask, and Hamit doesn't tell much anyway. But the sea is unforgiving and pressure builds up as a new group of refugees arrive and are unable to leave the ... Written by Anonymous
The First Five Years
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Television (Documentary and Reality-TV) Director Published on Aug 28, 2013 Original version of Mysteries of Cinema: The scenes that we are most effected in the movies are by all means the scenes with visual effects. These kinds of scenes that we usually see in Hollywood movies are whether mechanical or CGI effects. Many different techniques are being used in the process of film from production to post production. With the help of these techniques which is mystery to the audience, magnificent scenes come out that exceeds the limits beyond our imagination. Our goal is to share these intriguing techniques with the audience as well as entertainment. Written by Bessy Adut
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Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Director A beautiful woman, a wanna be young actress Kivilcim obsessed with her own beauty wishing to be explored, getting ready for an audition and an overweight guy, passionate with delicious food, a film geek, studying at an art college, meet one day. On one side, we see the beautiful girl looks at her own reflection checking her make up on the patisserie window, on the other side Daghan focused on the cakes at the window. Just for a split second their eyes meet on the two sides of the patisserie screening. She suddenly turns her back and sits at a table. Fat man gets mad at that minute because she is sitting on his everyday routine favorite table by ruining his daily routine! Written by Anonymous
Strange Little Girl
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama, Family and 1 More) Director A young girl from a dysfunctional family is struggling to fit in with her peers while discovering her true self. Eventually she learns to alter her perception through the lens of a video camera, seeing things from different angles, and thus enabling her to make new friends. Written by Bessy Adut
Film (Drama) Actor Sam, at the age of 14, witnesses his parents' death in front of him. Before his parents kill each other, Sam's father throws a pan of boiling hot oil onto Sam's face which changes the course of his life. Sam struggles to survive with his half sister but happiness eludes him. Rather, his life is full of agony and difficulty. However, he experiences a surprise incident before he faces his life's end. Written by Anonymous
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Seventh Grade Teacher
Film (Short) Miscellaneous Crew What does a classroom lecture on photosynthesis have to do with the teacher lecturing the class? You will see the similarities between the life of the teacher and the subject matter he tries to pass on to his inattentive students.
Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor Seemingly content with the way her life goes, and deeply in love with her psychiatrist husband Doruk, Beyza is thrown off-balance by strange, occasional memory blackouts. Meanwhile, a number of mutilated legs found around Istanbul push the city into the terror of a serial murderer. Police Lieutenant Fatih investigates the gruesome murders with his new expert partner, Doruk. As the police follow the trail of the murderer, Beyza faces the truth about herself: a relationship, which even she cannot explain, exists between herself and the victims. Written by firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Girl from Carolina
Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Ferrari Thunderbird Taylor (aka Ferra) is never looking for trouble. Sometimes, and usually one of her good-for-nothing friends has something to do with it, it just sneaks right up and throws her for such a loop that she has no choice but to turn around strap on her heels, straighten her Bumpit and tell it what for. In season one of Well Dang!'s comedy-noir webseries The Girl From Carolina, Ferra (Breanna Foister), gallivants across the Upstate with a giant jug of beer, doggedly setting things straight when life serves her up a big slice of "Aww, what the hell?" Written by Well Dang! Productions
3rd Prize at IFSAK Film Festival
AUDIENCE AWARD at Pasadena Art Film Festival
California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA)