During the 90’s unrest in Turkey, a young punk rocker in Istanbul tracks down a cruise ticket to Californiaon the night of his birthday gig. Based on the director’s personal family story.
In 90’s Istanbul, Ozan is a young punk rocker who dreams of releasing a record in California. His father, Altan, is a former musician whose career was ended by a coup attempt. On the day of Ozan’s birthday, they get into a heated argument about Ozan’s future. Ozan leaves home to meet with his friend Deniz who tells him about a cruise ticket to California the next morning. Ozan and his girlfriend Lara set out through the city to house parties and underground rave party at a junkyard, to shisha bar on the search for the ticket.
Mu Tunç was born in a family of musicians where his father was a singerand his brother was pioneer of hardcore punk bands in Istanbul. He started using camera in a very young age at his brother’s punk concerts to record his live performances. He shoot his first commercial at 19 years old and after his university degree he become one of the youngest creative director of Turkey. Worked at many different ad-agencies,he directed advertising and marketing campaigns. In 2010, the visual diary channel he created under the name “Diary of Mu” became one of the leading vlogger projects on the internet. He shoot short films in variety of cities in Europe and worked with many important artists such as; Melissa George, Asia Argento, Róisín Murphy and Francesco Carrozzini. He made his debut feature film “Arada” in 2018 and it’s been seen as one of “the first punk film of Turkey”.