Portrait of young Iris as a student, a human rights defender, a feminist and lgbti+ activist living in Istanbul.

  • Burcu Güler
  • Burcu Güler
  • İris Leyla Pamukçu
  • Burcu Güler
  • İris Leyla Pamukçu
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k
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Director Biography - Burcu Güler

Born in 1985 in Antalya, Turkey.

Graduating with a degree in Communication from Istanbul University, she ventured into the intricate realm of visual narratives.

For over a decade, she has lent her expertise as a freelance assistant director for TV commercials, refining her craft in visual storytelling.
In addition to her directorial pursuits, she possesses a second skill set as a freelance videographer, specializing in fashion and commercial content creation, where she expertly handles filming and editing.

In 2019, she embraced a new artistic avenue, delving into documentary filmmaking. Wearing multiple hats as a producer, cinematographer, director, and editor for her own projects. Her debut documentary, "Walk of İris," is an 18-minute short that showcases her storytelling prowess and dedication to capturing authentic narratives.

Presently, she's meticulously orchestrating the post-production of her upcoming documentary, "Ride Your Freedom," slated for a 2024 release. This project encapsulates the transformative stories of women in Istanbul who have redefined their lives through the use of motorcycles.

Currently, she is deeply involved in overseeing the post-production of her upcoming documentary, "Ride Your Freedom," slated for release in 2024. This compelling film focuses on the lives of women who have transformed their existence through the use of motorcycles in Istanbul, shedding light on their empowering stories of change and liberation.

Balancing her directorial endeavors with her involvement in commercial projects, she discovers a harmonious synergy that keeps her creativity thriving and expertise evolving.

Looking ahead, she envisions a future teeming with more evocative documentaries, with her freelance engagements continuing to be the wellspring of her creativity and experience. For her, filmmaking isn't just a profession—it's a relentless pursuit, a conduit to authentically portray the intricacies of human existence.

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