Ömer, The Lord


by Mehmet Akif Büyükataly

Germany 2011, HD, 11′

Ömer, the Lord, is cool – as cool as the fighters in video games and action movies. Ömer, the boy, is nice, a bit shy and listens to his mother. She is the keeper of the computer password that allows Ömer to enter his virtual world. There, Ömer improves the ninja fighter by making his armory stronger and raising his attack points by killing wild animals.  In the real world, Ömer goes to the boxing gym to improve his own attack points.

When playing on his PSP or the family PC, Ömer feels independent and strong, and on facebook he may act like a real tough guy.

Made for the dok you competiton. See the film here.


Writer & Director – Mehmet Akif Büyükataly

Cinematography – Mathias Prause

Sound – Claas Benjamin Berger

Editor – Elisabet Raßmann

Mixing – Claas Benjamin Berger

Music – Peter Aufderhaar

Titles – Daniel Rakete Siegel

Production Manager – Nima Kianzad

Producers – Meike Martens / Blinker Filmproduktion GmbH; Janna Velber / BOOGIEFILM GbR

Cast – Ömer Faruk Küren, and others

Produced by Blinker Filmproduktion GmbH and BOOGIEFILM GbR, co-produced by KHM Köln for the WDR

Associate Producers at WDR – Andrea Ernst and Birgit Keller-Reddemann

Formats – HDCAM, DigiBeta, BluRay; 16:9 PAL, HDV, Color, Stereo

Duration – 10′ 47”

Language – German

Subtitles – English

RESUMÉ Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay

Mehmet was born in Bad Hersfeld in 1987, and grew up in Hagen (in the Ruhr region). He dropped out of grammar school after the eleventh grade, but half a year later he enrolled in a vocational school and got the Abitur (German grammar school degree) there.

His writings earned Mehmet a spot at Deutsche Schüler Akademie, and he won a prize at the Hagen film festival for his short film “Wie ich lernte Skifahren zu hassen”. (“How I learned to hate skiing”)

These experiences made him decide to become a writer/director.

He is studying media art at KHM in Köln since October 2009, with a focus on film and literature, and was granted a scholarship fro the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes” in 2011.


2008   Wie ich lernte Skifahren zu hassen

2009   Sind wir alle nicht bisschen respektlos?

2010   Sie machen auch Kunst, Herr Hausmeister ( documentary miniature)

2010-2011   Film exercises: Die Gabel; The Spy, I love; Einsamkeit ist nicht freiwillig allein sein