Almost a Turkish Soap Opera
Almost a Turkish Soap Opera is about Adel, a young Turkish man whose family has lived in poverty while his grand uncle controls the inheritance money which rightfully belongs to his father. Adel travels to the USA with his best friend, works illegally, and is deported back to Istanbul. He flies to Canada, marries his grand uncle's spoiled obnoxious granddaughter in exchange for his permanent resident status. He falls in love with his beautiful English teacher and everything spirals downward from there. How did his life turn into a Turkish soap opera? The producers of the film and web series will showcase the feature film in North American and European festivals; and also as a Turkish soap opera in the Middle East dubbed in Turkish and Arabic and other languages; and in North America as a web series.
Adel is arranged to marry his Grand Uncle's obnoxious spoiled granddaughter in exchange for his permanent status in Canada.
The Arrangement - [ Episode 01 (06:04) ]Adel is arranged to marry his Grand Uncle's obnoxious spoiled granddaughter in exchange for his permanent status in Canada.
The Wedding - [ Episode 02 (04:18) ]Adel tries to enjoy his wedding beside his new bride at the head table but his memories about his Grand Uncle and his father begin to haunt him.
Hollywood here we come! - [ Episode 03 (03:37) ]Adel tells his father and his family that he and Kamil are leaving Istanbul and flying to Los Angeles. Adel's father explodes when he hears the news.
Mirwan steals Adel's papers - [ Episode 04 (03:17) ]Adel finds out that Mirwan has been going through his papers. He also hears bad news from Kamil his best friend.
Welcome to Beverly Hills - [ Episode 05 (05:44) ]Adel and Kamil arrive in Los Angeles and soon find themselves in Beverly Hills having the time of their lives. After a few days, they realize the money they brought was not going to last.
Training day at LA Airport - [ Episode 06 (03:58) ]Adel and Kamil start their new jobs as shuttle van drivers at the LAX airport. Looks like getting customers is not as easy as Adel thinks.
Adel's Lessons in Making Money - [ Episode 07 (03:19) ]After 3 weeks, Adel becomes the top paid shuttle van driver at LAX. He shares his secrets in this training video.
Adel meets his Hollywood dream girl - [ Episode 08 (03.59) ]On an ordinary day driving his airport shuttle van, Adel's whole life changes when he meets Nora his Hollywood dream girl.
Adel is arrested at the LAX airport (Finale part 1) - [ Episode 09 (03:14) ]Adel is arrested at the LAX airport - Almost a Turkish Soap Opera web series Season 1 (Finale part 1)
- Fatih Turan as Kamil
- Jon Welch as Adel
- Kim Bennett as Nora
- Donna Bonastella as Yonka
- John Samaha as Grand Uncle Emre
- Sam Mansouri as Mirwan
- Seyhan Demir as Adel's father
- Arif Guler as Sami
- Sera Malazi as Ayca
- Joseph Khalil (Producer)
- Anne-Rae Vasquez (Director/Screenplay)
- Brandon Peterson (Director of Photography)
- Linda McIntyre (Assistant Director/Technical Producer)
- Sameer Khalil (Associate Producer)
- Victor Stapelberg (Art Director/Costume Design/Set Director)
- Scott Bolder (Sound Lead)
- Amber Kemper (Lead Makeup/Hair)
- Diana Mejia (Assistant Lead Makeup/Hair)
- Andrew Vasquez Cruz(Stunt choreographer)
- Fikret Cesmeli (Original Music)
- Arielle Tulia (Original Music)
- Issam Houshan (Drum solo)