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Biography - Miriam Heard
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Biography - Miriam Heard

Miriam was born in North Wales to English/German parents and brought up in the United Arab Emirates speaking English, German, and Arabic. She studied English literature at Oxford University and trained as an actress in London at RADA and at the Conservatoire National in Paris. She then took the intensive filmmaking course at NYU in New York. She lives in Chile and Paris, and works as a director, writer, actress, and translator. She also uses the name “Ruth Bey” for literary translation and writing.

She shot her first feature film, Wastelands / Tierra Yerma, in Chile, co-produced by Echo Art Films and Forastero Producciones. The film is about two brothers who return from Iraq after years working there as private military contractors, and is a powerful drama depicting the ravages of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Hakan Kerim Karademir was born in 1983 in İstanbul. He graduated from the Marmara University School of Communications with a degree in Radio, Television and Film. He later continued his Master’s in Film the same university. During his college years, he shot some short movies and documentaries. One of his short documentaries, Zeyrek, won the special jury prize in 2006 in International Safranbolu Documentary Film Festival. He started his professional career in ANS International Productions as an intern. He has also worked in many TV series as well as feature films, as an in-house producer in this company. In 2009, he went to Los Angeles and at that time, he studied Bussines at UCLA Extension for a year. After Karademir returned to Turkey in 2011, he produced TV programs called Ya Siz Olsaydiniz for TRT News and Hergun 1 Kitap for TRT Education. In 2012, he directed the short movie School Uniform, which was supported by Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Also the same year, he started to produce called Bir Kitap Bir Yarisma which is cultural television show for TRT Education. In 2013 he produced and directed the documentary film called The Last Migration of Pamir Kyrgyz for TRT.

 

 

 

 

 

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