The story tells the history of Istanbul and the beginnings of modern Turkey, through the eyes of the opulent Pera Palace Hotel. The hotel manager, Ahmet, and a young heroine Esra meet in the lobby bar. Under the influence of the heady atmosphere of the hotel, by chance Esra discovers a hidden secret in its rooms and accidentally travels through time to 1920’s Istanbul.
MIDNIGHT AT THE PERA PALACE
In this period drama, exquisitely executed set-extensions transport the story from the film set to another reality. VFX environments were an essential element in executing the ambitious plan to bring another era to life. A great deal of research and care was taken to ensure historical accuracy of architecture and design details.
Midnight at the Pera Palace was a perfect opportunity for close collaboration with the production team and photo-real world building, two VFX elements that sit firmly in the Cause and FX team wheelhouse.