ÇETİN TEKİNDOR - MEHMET

He graduated from Ankara State Conservatory in 1970. He took part in mumerous plays. His first acquaintance with the big screen was with the film called ‘’Kaçamak’’ (1987), directed by Başar Sabuncu starring Müjde Ar and him. While taking part in theater plays, he also did dubbing for foreign films and serials on TRT network. He played in many TV series which are namely; Dönemeç, Önce Canan, Üzgünüm Leyla, Yılan Hikayesi, Bir İstanbul Masalı, Şeytan Ayrıntıda Gizlidir and Asi.

Karşılaşma, Anlat İstanbul, İlk Aşk and Babam ve Oğlum are some of the films he starred in.With the feature film called ‘’Karşılaşma’’ he won the Best Actor award in 2003 Ankara Film Festival.With his starring role in Babam ve Oğlum, he won the Best Actor award in 27. SİYAD Turkish Film Awards and 13. ÇASOD Awards

HÜMEYRA - PERUZAT

Hümeyra began her career as a musician during 1970s, recognized by her songs including "Kördügüm", "Sessiz Gemi", "Otuzbeş Yaş" . Later, outside the popular line, she recorded albums such as"Tutkulardan İntihar" and "Beyhude".

She did theatre, acted in television and cinema.She also took part in Ferhan Şensoy’s "Ortaoyuncular" team in 1985, in a play called "İçinden Tramvay Geçen Şarkı’’. In 1986, she won Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in ‘’ Asiye Nasıl Kurtulur?’’ in Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.

In 2007, she received the ‘’Işık Saçan Apollon’’ traditional honor award in 10. Istanbul International Film History Gathering.

YİĞİT ÖZŞENER - İBRAHİM

Yigit Özşener was born in Izmir 1972, graduated from Yildiz Technical University Electronics and Communication Engineering. 1997 - 1999 he did master of Business Administration at the University of Koç.

In 1994 he began studying at Studio Oyuncuları Topluluğu and until 2001, he took part in various plays at the same Studio. In 1995, with the play Gergedanlaşma written and directed by Sahika Tekand, he began acting professionally. Then, he starred in plays "Gitgel Dolap", "Oyuncu", "Hercules", "Istanbul’da Bir Dava", "Evridike'nin Çığlığı" respectively.

In World Theatre Olympics of 2006, he played in the Turkish-Greek co-production project, The Persians Project, directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos.

He starres in Films and TV series as well. Ezel is still an ongoning Tv series on Turkish television.

GÖKÇE BAHADIR - NURDAN

She was born in 1981 in İstanbul.

She graduated from Akademi İstanbul Radio and TV Department . Later on, she studied in Müjdat Gezen Art Center/ Theatre Department.

"Tatlı Hayat", "Beşik Kertmesi", "Mühürlü Güller", “Hayat Bilgisi”, "Yaprak Dökümü" are the TV series that she played in.

SACİDE TAŞANER - NADİRE

Sacide Taşaner was born in 1961 and from 1998 to 2002 studied in Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Theatre Workshop / Acting.

Her theatre plays include; Vatan Kurtaran Şaban, Düğün Evi Oyun Evi, Definename, Komşu Köyün Delisi, Töre ve Yobaz, Fermanlı Deli Hazretleri, Özgürlüğün Bedeli-Montserrat, Özgürlük Oyunu, Deli Dumrul.

She starred in Egyptian-Turkish co-production feature film Odiemus'un Ayak İzleri. At the same time she played in TV series Fatma Gül’ün Suçu Ne?, Yer Gök Aşk, Sakarya Fırat, Bir Bulut Olsam.

ZAFER ALGÖZ - BELEDİYE BAŞKANI

During 1975, he commenced his theatre education with Bursa State Theatre ‘’Youth Courses’’. In 1980 he got into Ankara State Conservatory Theatre Department.He graduated in 1985 and at the same year he began his career in Bursa State Theatre.

In 1989 he was appointed to Istanbul State Theatre and starred in numerous plays, TV series and feature films. He currently is an İstanbul State Theatre actor.

Some of the productions he played in include Umut, Yahşi Batı, A.R.O.G, Sınav, Umut Adası, O Şimdi Mahkum, Duruşma, Salkım Hanım’ın Taneleri, Ağır Roman.

MERT FIRAT - HASAN

He was born in Ankara in 1981. He graduated from the Theater Department at Ankara University in 2006. In Ankara State Theatre, he played in ‘’Suç ve Ceza’’, ‘’Sheikh Bedrettin’’, ‘’Palyaço Prens’’ and ‘’Atları da Vururular’’.

In 2007, he won Arda Kanpolat Acting Award with his roles in ''Sersem Kocanın Kurnaz Karısı’’, '’Hastalık Hastası'’ and ‘’Hırçın Kız’’.

He starred in Bizim Evin Halleri, Yersiz Yurtsuz, Binbir Gece TV series and feature films Sacayağı , Başka Dilde Aşk and Atlıkarıca.

EZGİ MOLA - FATMA

Ezgi Mola was born in 1983 in İstanbul and in 2000 she commenced her training at the Academy İstanbul.

She graduated from Mujdat Gezen Art Center/ Acting.

She played roles in Unutma Beni, Sultan Makamı, Görünmez Adam, Hırsız Polis, Kolay Gelsin, Canım Ailem TV series and starred in the films Hayatımın Kadınısın, Organize İşler and Veda.

In 2007 she won the Best Supporting Actress Award in Sadri Alışık Awards.

DURUKAN ÇELİKKAYA - OZAN

He was born in 01 December 2000.

Previously he played in TV series called Şüphe and some other TV commercials.

SYNOPSIS

Ozan is a ten-year old boy living in a small coastal town on the Aegean. His friends make fun of him, calling him an “infidel” because his grandfather Mehmet is an immigrant from Crete. Ozan is afraid of being left alone. He gets angry at his family, especially his grandfather, and he stubbornly challenges his family saying “We are Turks”.

Mehmet Bey, Ozan’s grandfather, is a respected shopkeeper in the community. He takes the people of the town under his wings, and helps them with their problems. Mehmet Bey is known for his tolerance and his grandson’s attitude not only has him worried but grieves him as well.

Mehmet Bey and his family were torn from their land and forced to migrate from Crete during the population exchange when he was just seven years old. Mehmet Bey’s greatest desire is to see the land of his birth before he dies. It is this longing that makes him frequently drop bottles containing letters into the turquoise waters of the Aegean.

DEDEMİN İNSANLARI describes the spectacular transformation of a family and their country through the eyes of a ten-year old child and his grandfather living in a small town.

As you watch this story about the people in the crowded and warm Aegean, you will once again experience the population exchange, what it means to be the “other”, the ability to belong anywhere no matter where you go, insurrections, numerous minorities, and both sides of the Aegean, but this time from a fresh perspective.

The shooting of the film took place in Crete, Gökçeada, Milas, Bodrum and Söke.