Can Turedi

Can Türedi was born in Fethiye, Turkey. He directed a number of music videos, documentaries, short films and commercials. He studied Business Administration at Koc University in Turkey. Through the end of his college years, he started leaning towards cinematography, editing, video production, and photography. 

His first documentary was a school project called “Kids Behind the Fences” (2014). “La Famiglia”(2014), his second documentary told the story of Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles. Can completed two projects on Super 8 format “Snow and Dreams” & “Rain and Roads.” After his acceptance to Columbia University’s MFA Film Screenwriting/Directing Program. He made his first narrative short film “What Fresh Hell” (2017) and it screened at International Beverly Hills Film Festival. His second and most recent narrative short film “Glass Cabin”performed at 2019’s Screamfest Horror Film Festival and later acquired by ALTER, MOON(India Based Video Platform), VUUZLE.TV,  FUTUROOM (Russian Film Company).

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Q & A

Name a Horror character you relate to on a spiritual/personal level?

Jack Torrance of The Shining.

You’ve gotta go through some bad ideas to get to the good ones. Tell us one of your bad ideas. How do you get past the bad ones to find your spark?

If I sit and try to come up with an idea, it never works. I don’t remember a specific bad idea I had, but I can tell the spark usually comes from the movement. Being in a weird location or listening to a piece of certain music helps me find my spark.

Do you consider yourself part of a horror community?

I am new to creating horror films. That’s why I don’t consider myself a part of a horror community, but I am excited to create more horror and find my place in the horror community.

When you’re building the world of your film, where do you look for inspiration?

The real locations are the starting point of my films. I like scrolling through house rental websites and find a home for a story, then I visit the place, and just by being there, imagine a story, what could have happened here. Music helps me to determine a particular atmosphere, and then I try to find the right plot.

What would you do if you woke up inside of your film?

I would try to find a crowded place, and I'd try my best not to stay isolated.

Who would be on your ultimate horror villain squad?

Chucky, Samara (The Ring), The Castevets (Rosemary’s Baby), Jigsaw.

Lightning round: Freddy or Jason? Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft? Practical or CGI? Post Apocalypse or Pre Apocalypse?

Jason, Stephen King, Practical, Post Apocalypse.