Onur Tukel is the writer, director, editor and star of Richard's Wedding, which premiers Saturday, November 3 at The Indie Memphis Film Festival.
The ensemble piece follows Tuna (Tukel) and longtime friend Alex as they make their way to a wedding in Central Park. The duo meet up with a motley assortment of old friends only to revive old jealousies and debates on politics, religion, and the meaning of success, as the whole party runs the risk of going off the rails in a downpour of rain and emotions.
The Wall Street Journal said this re-tooling of the wedding genre "sets a new standard for laughs-per-minute in a micro-budget comedy."
I talked to Tukel about the movie, his first experience directing and starring in a film, and his role in Alex Karpovsky's Red Flag, which also screens at Indie Memphis this weekend.
What: Indie Memphis Film Festival
When: Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4
Where: Various Venues in Overton Square
Tukel's Films: Red Flag Friday, November 2, 7 pm at The Circuit Playhouse & Richard's Wedding Saturday, November 3, 9:30 pm at The Circuit Playhouse
For information and tickets: http://indiememphis.com