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Stories and Scripts

Nedim Hazar has a passion for storytelling and he writes scripts.

At the end of the 90s, two of his projects were awarded funding by the Filmstiftung NRW.

Recently, he took up telling stories on stage.

During the research for “Sevdaluk” (Show TV, 2014 - see below), the only pro-environment entertainment series ever produced in Turkey.
From left to right: actor Erdal Özyağcılar, author Nedim Hazar, German Greens Party MP Cem Özdemir.
Photograph: Gülşin Ketenci.

Stage Plays

Afters returning to Germany in 2018, Nedim Hazar wrote three short plays about artists who were considered outsiders, persecuted or exiled. These stories follow the pattern of Dario Fo and his Mistero Buffo monologues. They are part of the musical revue “Songs and Stories in Transit” by Die Mampen.

Scripts

Sevdaluk

Together with Erdal Özyağcılar and Serkan Seymen.

“Sevdaluk / Passion” is about a village and its inhabitants in the mountains of the north-eastern Black Sea coast of Turkey. This feature-length entertainment series was inspired by Hazar’s documentary series “The Valley”.
21 episodes x 90 minutes / Show-TV Turkey, 2014.

TIR - Orient on Wheels

Together with Laura Coroianu.

Road-movie comedy about a group of refugees who want to get to the promised land Germany utilizing a truck along a dangerous route.
Funded by the Filmstiftung NRW, 1998.

The Bosphorus Years

Together with Bernhard Pfletschinger.

A drama about a German family in exile in Turkey during the Nazi era.
Optioned by WDR television and funded by the Filmstiftung NRW, 1999.

The Dorsnee Family

Together with Laura Coroianu.

Four-part television film for
VPRO, Hungry Eye Film Production, Amsterdam, 1998.

Bürgermeister Mehmet

Political TV comedy about a Turk who runs for mayorship in a German town. (Long outdated topic!)
Project for the Film School Cologne, 1997.


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