Blessed with unparalleled natural beauty, culture and history, the Black Sea province of Trabzon is drawing more and more attention from film producers and directors, who are arriving in droves to shoot
Film producers and directors are increasingly flocking to
iconic Trabzon to shoot movies thanks to the region’s unparalleled natural
beauty and rich history, allowing the area to entertain dreams of creating
their own Hollywood in the eastern Black Sea region.
The province has become one of the top choices for
producers in a number of film genres, including television series,
documentaries and films.
They have been eager to reflect Trabzon’s beauty,
4,000-year-old history and cultural richness on the screen.
Trabzon is currently hosting a number of film production
teams, although more are expected in the coming months.
would like to shoot movies in Trabzon,” Film director Aytekin Çakmakçı says. “Trabzon
has a cinematographic characteristic because of its natural landscape. The
forests and highlands allow one to make very good cinematic photography,”
Giving an example, the director said the province had a
lot of fog which offered cinematic opportunities for film and documentary
producers. The director also said a new incentive system for Turkish cinema had
started a new filming trend.
The proclivity toward filming in the province is not
limited solely to series, documentaries and film, according to Özer Çağlayan,
the coordinator for Academy Trabzon.
“Many advertisement movies are also shot in the Black Sea
region, particularly in Trabzon,” he said. “Nearly 500 to 600 people have
applied for advertisement shootings. This means this can create new employment
opportunities,” he said.(hurriyetdailynews)
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