biography

I was born in Ankara on November 6, 1994. I completed my primary and high school education in Ankara. My desires regarding cinema had just started to take form in high school years (2008) after producing my first short film "Beyaz ve Ben". After working in various jobs in production companies in Ankara for a while and working as a cinematographer in a public service announcement for the Ministry of Customs and Trade, with the declaration of 2012 as the "Year of International Cooperatives" by The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), I gained the title of the Youngest Cinematographer of Turkey. [*],

 

Since my passion for cinema desired for more, I needed to go to Istanbul. Taking the special talent tests of Bahçeşehir University Photography and Video Undergraduate Program, I became entitled to study as a full scholarship student. My education there went on for a while. I dropped out of school since the financial conditions of the period were not positive. I used the limitless opportunities of Istanbul in science, culture and art to the full extent. I met many people and took part in social projects with many associations and communities. I attended many panels, seminars and training programs, professional and non-professional. After working in motion picture and commercial film sets in Istanbul, with companies such as Machine Production, LABU Agency, Cambio Istanbul Agency as a freelancer along with the leading production companies of Turkey, such as Bocek Film, PTOT film, Dinamo Istanbul, Muhteşem Film, as assistant, cinematographer and director, coming up through the ranks in many different fields, I was the director of my first full length film just when I was 19 years old (2014). And I shot the motion picture "Bi' O Kalmıştı", which came out on June 17, 2016.[*] In addition to those, I gave lectures in various workshops on Short Film and Cinema in institutions such as Marmara Sanat Akademisi (Marmara Academy of Arts) and Maliye Tiyatro Derneği (Maliye Theater Association). Besides, I worked as freelance art director in the design field in various agencies such as MVM Digital, Vapp Digital, Atom Istanbul.

 

From December 2018 to April 2019, I traveled to Balkan countries, European countries and South American countries in order to improve my perspective of cinema, to get to know the world and to strengthen my experience of communication by interacting with different cultures.

 

I am also a member of Film & TV Union of Turkey and Short Film Directors Association.

In 2020, I attended the YAPIMLAB Workshop, founded and instructed by Zeynep Atakan Ozbatur, a producer from Turkey.

 

For the time being, I am working as a freelance director in cinema and advertising industry and holding meetings with people in my field in various film festivals of the world (see, the 70th Berlinale, the 71st Berlinale).

In addition, I have a digital design & content agency called CAMBIO and i have a production company called CAMBIO FilmWorks.

filmography

features

2022 - Bir Gece Vakti, Ansızın. / Out Of The Blue. | Turkey, Thriller

2018 - Eğreti Gelin Ladik / Barrowed Bride Ladik | 110', Turkey, Producer

2016 - Bi' O Kalmıştı / There! | 95', Turkey, Comedy

documentaries

2011 - Geriye Kalan / For The Rest | 30' , Turkey - Ankara

shorts

2016 - Are You Kilim Me? | 3'56'', Experimental, Turkey - Germany

2013 - Black

2010 - Machine

2008 - Beyaz ve Ben

News

6 October '18

Are You Kilim Me? is shown at the Zorlu PSM Digilogue in October.

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