Burak Babayiğit was born in Ankara on November 6, 1994. He completed his primary and high school education there. His desires regarding cinema had just started to take from in high school years (2008) after producing his 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 ad 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), he gained the title of the Youngest Cinematographer of Turkey. [*]
Since his passion for cinema desired for more, he needed to go to Istanbul. Taking the special talent tests of Bahçeşehir University Photography and Video Undergraduate Program, he became entitled to study as a full scholarship student. His education there went on for a while. He dropped out of school since the financial conditions of the period were not convenient. He used the limitless opportunities of Istanbul in science, culture and art to the full extent. He met many people and took part in social projects with many associations and communities.
He 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 etc. as a freelancer along with the leading production companies of Turkey, such as Bocek Yapim, PTOT film, Dinamo Istanbul, Muhteşem Film, as assistant, cinematographer and director, coming up through the ranks in many different fields, he was the director of his first full length film just when he was 19 years old (2014). And he shot the feature film "Bi' O Kalmıştı”(2014), which came out on June 17, 2016. [*] In addition to those, he 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, he worked as a freelance art director in the design field in various agencies such as MVM Digital, Vapp Digital, Atom Istanbul.
From December 2018 to April 2019, he traveled to Balkan, European and South American countries in order to improve his perspective of cinema, to get to know the world and to strengthen his experience of communication by interacting with different cultures.
For the time being, he is working as a freelance director in the cinema and advertising industry and holding meetings with people in his field in various film festivals of the world.
He is also a member of the Film & TV Union of Turkey.
2023 - 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
2011 - Geriye Kalan / For The Rest | 30' , Turkey - Ankara
2016 - Are You Kilim Me? | 3'56'', Experimental, Turkey - Germany
2013 - Black
2010 - Machine
2008 - Beyaz ve Ben