By Ray Pride

Onur Tukel

“I am terrible at interviews if I haven’t thought about my answers ahead of time. I’m much better when I can write down the answers. I speak very impulsively, and the entire time I’m having a panic attack. I tend to tune out when people talk to me, and I assume when I talk, the person I’m talking to does the same. So, while I’m talking, I’m having an internal conversation with myself: ‘Is she listening. Am I being engaging? Do I sound intelligent?’ I don’t know how to think, process, and speak at the same time. It’s always just speak first and think later. Then comes regret. After that, remorse… I like having my hands on all the aspects. It keeps me engaged, and distracted from the horrors of the real world. I write from fear, and I have new fears every day: Is a new terrorist attack coming? Do I have cancer? What’s that weird bump on my inner thigh? Wait, there’s another one… on my testicles!”
~ Filmmaker Onur Tukel On The Occasion Of Catfight

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