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Nergis Usta: Screenwriter & Director

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Agent:  Marinus Viktor

Contact:  +49 (0) 160 5955 631

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Nergis Usta: Screenwriter & Director

represented by

Agent:  Marinus Viktor

Contact:  +49 (0) 160 5955 631

Nergis Usta

I write movies, I direct movies, I love movies. Movies are my passion.

My process of working can be described best as a brain and observing,
like a chest of uncountable drawers.

Everything I hear, read, smell and see is put into one of these drawers, sometimes consciously, sometimes subconsciously. Most of the time,
these drawers are filled up with feelings, neuroses, sympathy, characters,
behavior from weird, naive, normal… you name it. If I work on new stories,
these drawers open up before my mental eyes and the content in them
almost shouts at me “take me, here I am!”

Perseverance is part of my DNA, I find my stories in newspaper articles,
my inspiration in real life. As a person I’m very empathetic and sensitive.
My antennas register every change of feeling in other people. I’m not always sure if that’s a curse or a talent or even a necessity, because as a director and screenwriter I profit immensely from that and come to life with it.

I have finished an education as a producer and studied film science, journalism and communication science at FU Berlin. I learned my craft at national and international cinema projects. Here I closely worked together with Bryan Singer, Tom Cruise, Fatih Akin and many more

Nergis Usta writes and develops screenplays in English and German.

Nergis Usta

I write movies, I direct movies,
I love movies. Movies are my passion.

My process of working can be described best as a brain and observing, like a chest of uncountable drawers.

Everything I hear, read, smell and see is put into one of these drawers, sometimes consciously, sometimes subconsciously. Most of the time, these drawers are filled up with feelings, neuroses, sympathy, characters, behavior from weird, naive, normal… you name it. If I work on new stories, these drawers open up before my mental eyes and the content in them almost shouts at me “take me, here I am!”

Perseverance is part of my DNA,
I find my stories in newspaper articles, my inspiration in real life.
As a person I’m very empathetic and sensitive. My antennas register every change of feeling in other people. I’m not always sure if that’s a curse or a talent or even a necessity, because as a director and screenwriter I profit immensely from that and come to life with it.

I have finished an education as a producer and studied film science, journalism and communication science at FU Berlin. I learned my craft at national and international cinema projects. Here I closely worked together with Bryan Singer, Tom Cruise, Fatih Akin and many more

Nergis Usta writes and develops
screenplays in English and German

In Development (Selection)

 

                 Arroganz

Broadcaster: FYEO ProSiebenSat1
Format:
Audio Play Series, 6×30 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Production: Bavaria Fiction

                 Paradise Calling

Format: Mini-Series, 4×45 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Production: TBD

                 Halima Propeller

Format: Mini-Series, 5×45 min
Genre: Family Comedy
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Production: TBD

                 Mafiapolis

Format: Series, 6×45 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Production: TBD

                 Beauty of Narcissism

Format: Mini-Series, 6×45 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Production: TBD

Filmography (Selection)

 

2017        Liebe Mich

Format: Feature Film, 105 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Director: Nergis Usta
Production: Nergis Usta
Festivals & Awards:
– Hong Kong Art House Filmfestival 2017
– Independent Days Internationale Filmfestspiele Karlsruhe 2018
– Achtung Berlin 2018

2012        Lostengarden

Format: Short Film, 22 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Director: Nergis Usta
Production: Nergis Usta
Festivals & Awards:
– Silent River Filmfestival US (Los Angeles) River Quest Award Best Short Film

2009        Die Wirtschaftskrise

Format: Sketch
Genre: Comedy
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Director: Nergis Usta
Production: Nergis Usta
Festivals & Awards:
– 23. Exground Filmfest (2010) Wiesbaden
– CrankCookie Kurzfilmfest Winner

2007        A Beautiful World

Format: Short Film, 14 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Director: Nergis Usta
Production: Nergis Usta
Festivals & Awards:
– ISFF Detmold Winner Best Film
– Shanghai Filmfestival

2005       13 Jahre

Format: Short Film, 18 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Director: Nergis Usta
Production: Nergis Usta
Festivals & Awards:
– FBW- Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden, Prädikat Wertvoll

In Development (Selection)

 

           Arroganz

Broadcaster: FYEO ProSiebenSat1
Format:
Audio Play Series, 6×30 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Production: Bavaria Fiction

           Paradise Calling

Format: Mini-Series, 4×45 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Production: TBD

           Halima Propeller

Format: Mini-Series, 5×45 min
Genre: Family Comedy
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Production: TBD

           Mafiapolis

Format: Series, 6×45 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Production: TBD

           Beauty of Narcissism

Format: Mini-Series, 6×45 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Production: TBD

Filmography (Selection)

 

2017  Liebe Mich

Format: Feature Film, 105 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Director: Nergis Usta
Production: Nergis Usta
Festivals & Awards:
– Hong Kong Art House Filmfestival 2017
– Independent Days Internationale
Filmfestspiele Karlsruhe 2018
– Achtung Berlin 2018

2012  Lostengarden

Format: Short Film, 22 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Director: Nergis Usta
Production: Nergis Usta
Festivals & Awards:
– Silent River Filmfestival Los Angeles
River Quest Award Best Short Film

2009  Die Wirtschaftskrise

Format: Sketch
Genre: Comedy
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Director: Nergis Usta
Production: Nergis Usta
Festivals & Awards:
– 23. Exground Filmfest 2010 Wiesbaden
– CrankCookie Kurzfilmfest Winner

2007  A Beautiful World

Format: Short Film, 14 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Director: Nergis Usta
Production: Nergis Usta
Festivals & Awards:
– ISFF Detmold Winner Best Film
– Shanghai Filmfestival

2005  13 Jahre

Format: Short Film, 18 min
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Nergis Usta
Director: Nergis Usta
Production: Nergis Usta
Festivals & Awards:
– FBW-Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden
Prädikat Wertvoll