When I’m Done Dying

Original title: "Bir Nefes Daha"

Directed by

Nisan Dağ

Nisan Dag graduated from Columbia University’s MFA Directing program with Fulbright Scholarship in 2013. Dag rose to prominence five years ago with her debut feature Across the Sea, which competed at Warsaw Film Festival and awarded at multiple festivals. After it’s Turkish theatrical release, Across the Sea was acquired by Amazon Prime in the
USA. Nisan directed an episode for MTV’s documentary series ‘REBEL MUSIC’ where she discovered the underground rap scene in Istanbul that led her to write and direct “When I’m Done Dying”.

Cinematography by

John Wakayama Carey

Edited by

Kristen Swanbeck, Özcan Vardar

Music by

Angus MacRea

Main cast

Oktay Çubuk, Hayal Köseoğlu

Color: colored, Running time: 91, Format: digital, Countries: TR-GER-USA, Languages: TR

Müge Özen Muge graduated from the Faculty of Communication, Galatasaray University in 2005. She has worked in the film acquisition departments of D Productions and Mars Entertainment Group. In 2012, she has joined AC Film as an executive producer. She produced 10 films with the company, both arthouse and mainstream. She founded Solis Film in 2015. She co-produced " Radiogram" (Bulgaria-Poland-Turkey) and “The Antenna” which premiered in Toronto Film Festival. She is a 2017 EAVE Workshop graduate.
Jessica Caldwell

A graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Film program, Jessica Caldwell produced the independent feature films Electrick Children, Happy Baby and AWOL. Her feature film productions have premiered at Berlinale, SXSW, Tribeca, and have had theatrical and digital distribution. Her short film work has premiered at Sundance, Telluride and Tribeca. Jessica was the writers room assistant and showrunners assistant on the Showtime series Billions. She is currently writing a feature film for Working Title and co-writing a feature film for Catch & Release

Jim Wareck


Yağmur Ünal, Kanat Doğramacı


Production company(s)

Solis Film, Red Balloon


Tallinn International Black Nights Film Festival Best Director


Dorothe Beinemeier

Sales agent

Magnolia Pictures


Tallinn International Black Nights Film Festival


Fehmi, a 19-year-old aspiring rapper from a rough neighborhood of Istanbul, is addicted to bonzai, a cheap and deadly drug, jeopardizing his dreams of becoming a successful rapper. When Fehmi crosses paths with Devin, a 25-year-old affluent DJ, they fall hard for each other and find the inspiration they were lacking. But the flaming and troubled love of this unlikely duo soon becomes toxic.

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