Tetraktys Films commissioned me as editor and post production supervisor for Murid. The project was cut in Final Cut Studio over the course of 8 months and has since been picked up by an international distributor.
For the last leg of filming in Germany, I doubled my roles as Director of Photography for all of on-location filming and interviews.
Taken from the final documentary, the above clip shows Aluaddin questioning his life in Germany and balancing that with his spiritual beliefs.
As a teenager, Chris abruptly abandoned his dream of becoming a fighter pilot of the US Navy to join a colourful yet reclusive Sufi sect led by the mysterious Turkish-Cypriot Sheikh Nazim. He then harbors a new dream of becoming an Islamic scholar. But the Sheikh has other, maybe grander, plans for him. A decade and half later, Chris, now known as Alauddin, lives in Germany, happily married to Fatima, the wife the Sheikh advised him to marry when he was 17, and working as a cook in the Sheikh’s restaurant. But despite his apparently problem-free lifestyle, Alauddin has begun to question whether the destiny alluded to by the Sheikh will ever materialize. He travels to Cyprus, the Shiekh’s home and spiritual headquarters, to find out.