Who am I?
Hello! I'm a film and commercial director (also an ex copywriter) based in Istanbul.
Born and raised in the beautiful sunny Izmir on west side of Turkey, I moved to Istanbul at 2009 after I graduated from university (Izmir University of Economics- Communication Faculty).
After 6 years of copywriting in Turkey's top advertising agencies and won many awards including Grand Prix in Golden Drum, Gold in London International Awards and two times best campaign award in Crystal Apple Awards, I decided one day to follow my passion for filmmaking. I moved to Czech Republic and study filmmaking in Prague Film School for one year. After I came back to Istanbul in 2016 I started to work as a commercial director. With the combination of my copywriting experience and love of filmmaking, directing commercials felt like a dream to me. For last 4 years, I've found a chance to direct many commercials for international and national brands such as KFC, McDonald's, Knorr, Vodafone, Isbank, Digiturk etc.
In 2019, I also wrote and directed a short film called "Octopus" which has made it's premiere in world's biggest short film festival: Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in 2020. So far film has won many awards including Special Mention Prize in 39th Istanbul Film Festival and Best screenplay award at Sapporo short film festival.
Now I'm mostly shooting commercials, occasionally copywriting in freelance projects and working on my first feature screenplay whenever I can find a time.
Anima Prod. Comp.
Director - June 2021- Present
Filmpark Prod. Comp.
Director - Jan 2019- June 2021
Böcek Prod. Comp.
Director - Sep 2016- Jan 2019
Sr Copywriter Sep 2016- Dec 2018
Sr. Copywriter- 2012 Feb- 2014 Aug
Jr Copywriter - 2010 Feb - 2012 Feb
Intern- 2009 September- 2010 Feb
Intern - June 2008- September 2008
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Golden Drum 2014 Radio: Grand Prix
LIA (London International Awards), 2015 Design Use of Typography: Gold
Eurobest Awards, 2015 Print & Poster Craft Print: Bronze
Cannes Lions Shortlist
Advertising age 30 under 30 list
Crystal Apple Awards:
10 Cyrstal Apple,
Black Sea Awards: Gold
Filmmaking awards and accomplishments
15th Sapporo International Film Festival 2020:
Best screenplay award,
Best actress award
39th İstanbul Film Festival 2020
Special mention award
21st International İzmir Film Festival 2020
Best cinematography award
31st Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
Audience top 10 Favorite Award
42nd Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2020
**Official Selection/Young Audience Competition**
17th Rejkjavik International Film Festival 2020
8th Seattle Turkish Film Festival 2020
*Second runner up*
14th Filem’On International Film Festival for Young Audiences 2020
66th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival 2020
19th Dokufest International Short Film Festival 2020 *Official Selection*