The future is a bleak dystopia, ruled by multinational conglomerates and corporations. Having taken over governments, they have redefined the system. Using technology for themselves, they’ve left client-citizens to live in a mechanical world, under constant surveillance, manipulation and propaganda.

Mani Haruplex (Anatol Ali Rieger) is a paranoid data analyst, one of the many client-citizens forced to live in this grey and monotonous world. Mani believes that since the roots of human civilization date back to Mesopotamia, its destruction will also signal the end. Using the ancient numerological calculation system of gematria and the epic of Gilgamesh as his source, Mani believes he’s unlocked the ultimate truth: The world ends on 04.04.2104.

Everyone is trying to make sense of this hopeless world, finding various methods of coping with reality, whether they be seeking solace in ancient texts or conspiracy theories.

Mani is in for a shock as his neighbour, Cecilia (Dany Sigel) unravels his universe and reveals the ultimate truth: reality can’t be found in ancient “gibberish”, it’s hidden out in the open. Cecilia and Mani confront their theories and test their validity: only to be shocked at the outcome. Is “the ultimate truth” hidden elsewhere?

We’re proud to announce that the post-production of Gematria is completed, and the film is in contention for screening consideration at various film festivals. You can view the trailer, and obtain more info. about the film below. Stay tuned for upcoming film festival updates!

 

Credits:
XsentrikArts presents
GEMATRIA, A Yilmaz Vurucu Film
Starring: Anatol Ali Rieger, Dany Sigel, Peter Fernbach

Written and Directed by: Yilmaz Vurucu
Produced by: Bahanur Nasya
Executive Producer: Deniz Opal
Director of Photography: Phillip Wölke
Assistant Camera: Kalle Kallovsky
Production Designer & Art Director: Marlene Rutzendorfer
Sound: Abylay Akpayev, Martin Johaim
Music Composer: Artun Sürmeli
Poster and Title Design: Gülsah Edis
Props, Costumes and Jewelry Design courtesy of:
Aslihan Atayol-Loyata Land & Thomas Hovezak, Kupferdach Production of Steampunk Jewelry, Couture and Marvels
Color: Marian Hauffe, Marcus Badow
Conforming: Steve Leonhardt
Editing, Sound mix: Yilmaz Vurucu
Title Animations: Yilmaz Vurucu
Catering: Emilia Chocian
Script Consultants: Mani-Saint Victor, MD, Akua G Asare MD

 

Cast
Anatol Ali Rieger…………………………………Mani Haruplex
Dany Sigel…………………………………………………..Cecilia
Peter Fernbach…………………………………………The Man
Katrine Eichberger………………….Radio-Female Reporter
Phil Moran……………………………….. Radio-Male Reporter
Jacqueline Freire………………………………. Telephone Voice

 

Special Thanks
Emilia Cochian, Josef Schinkowitsch, Aslihan Atayol, Loyata Land, Thomas Hovezak, Helga Oppenauer, Phil Moran
Bäckerei Josef Schrott, Bülent Atay, Robert Fritz, Burgi Recheis.
And especially to the whole cast and crew for their dedication, determination and hard work. This film could not have been possible without them.

Copyright XsentrikArts 2014
Vienna/Austria