“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it. There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.” (Gospel of John)

After the creature that came from nothing stepped from water to land, what was born became its destiny. The responsibility we impose on a single person while practicing religion begins to become his/her destiny. There is no turning back. However, there is no choice. Making a flesh and blood creature iconic will cause it to no longer live. What comes from nothing disappears into nothingness.


  • Şehmus Özek: Director, Before the Dreams, The Story, Colour of Land
  • Şehmus Özek: Writer, Before the Dreams, The Story, Colour of Land
  • Şehmus Özek: Producer, Before the Dreams, The Story, Colour of Land
  • Metin Alpargun: Key Cast, “Nazarene”
  • Mustafa Karakoyun: Key Cast, “Neanderthal”


  • Project Type: Short
  • Runtime: 9 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date: December 3, 2023
  • Production Budget: 1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: Turkey
  • Country of Filming: Turkey
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Film Color: Black & White