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Bits of What I Have

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Directed by  Saleh Sharif
Cinematography  Emrah Karakurum
Director  Saleh Sharif
Budget  12,000 USD
Written by  Saleh Sharif
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Story by  Saleh Sharif
Edited by  Diren Can Oztemel
Running time  1 hour
Produced by  Zeeshan Jawed Shah
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Starring  Bahadır Elmas Mustafa Akyıldız Yudum Yelda Akyıldız Mehmet Kutlukan
Production company  Marsala Studio Saudi Arabia, Bicycle Films Bahrain

Bits of What I Have is a Bahraini movie shot in Turkey, The film is produced by Ibrahem AlRabeh and Zeeshan Jawed Shah, and is written and directed by Saleh Sharif. The film is about two days in the life of an ageing writer who is in the brink of extinction and a youthful soul who is in utter need of inspiration and happens to seek it in the arms of an anguished writer.



The two days in the life of an aging writer who is in the brink of extinction and a youthful soul who is in utter need of inspiration and happens to seek it in the arms of an anguished writer. The old man is a well-known and celebrated writer of his generation, but since the death of his wife and his daughter he has not been able to complete his book due to the bitterness, which he has also developed over the years for the world and the people which inherit it. The book that he is working on is said to be a masterpiece like his earlier work or perhaps even of a much higher caliber. The old man has not left his house for a long time now and refuses to take part in any humanly activities. He has closed himself behind his four shabby walls and there he performs acts of vandalism within his closed closet.

Though the world must have forgotten him and his words, there still resides a young man who has found bliss in his company but due to certain circumstances has not been able to visit the writer for about two weeks now.

The young man happens to be a teacher in a school teaching children English literature and tries to inspire his students with inadequate or rather grim methods. He is married to a young woman who tries to keep him happy with what she knows of happiness.

The young couple is expecting their first child and instead of getting closer they move further apart from each other. Their relationship is tested when the young man starts to see the world from the old man’s gloomy perceptive and starts to question his place in society and in this world.

As the old man and the young man argue and question their place in society, they find out that they both aren’t that further apart from each other. Though they have lived in a different time and era but their outlook towards the decaying world and humanity remains the same.

The meaning of existence and one’s right to their own free will are reflected in the film. And the question that “is one truly the master of his own craft?” is touched during the course of the film.


  • Bahadır Elmas as Young Teacher
  • Mustafa Akyıldız as Old Writer
  • Yudum Yelda Akyıldız as Young Teacher's Wife
  • Mehmet Kutlukan as Young Teacher's Father in Law
  • Semra Engin as Young Teacher's Mother in Law
  • Mehmet Senyer as Young Teacher's in Laws
  • Erdi Kabakuşak as Young Teacher's in Laws
  • Güleycan Düzgün as Young Teacher's in Laws
  • Crew

  • Saleh Shairf Director & Writer
  • Ibrahem AlRabeh Producer
  • Zeeshan Jawed Shah Co-Producer
  • Nurcan Bektas script translator
  • Zahid Balooshi, Nurcan Bektas, and Saleh Shairf Associate Producers
  • Emrah Karakurum Cinematographer
  • Diren Can Oztemel Editor
  • Güleycan Düzgün and Erdi Kabakusak Production Designer
  • Erdi Kabakusak Art Director
  • Güleycan Düzgün Costume Designer
  • Zahid Balooshi Assistant Director
  • Ekrem Ekici Camera Assistant
  • Mertkan Kaya Steadi-Cam Operator
  • Diren Can Oztemel Focus Puller
  • References

    Bits of What I Have Wikipedia

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