I grew up in a modest family in Bursa, Turkey. I met life away from home when I studied to be a technical teacher at Ankara Gazi University. Then going farther, I had my master's degree at Tokyo Gakugei University on Educational Technology. With focus on my technical side, I started to work for Toyota at the project stage of the Adapazarı factory in Turkey. I worked in the field of quality at Toyota in Turkey, Japan and Belgium. I consider the experiences I had by growing up with my teammates as my biggest achievement.
On top of my quality engineering and management experience, I worked in the audio-visual field voluteerly in the last years. These included newspaper column writing, interviews, film and video production. In addition, I participated in activities to reinforce Turkey-EU relations and volunteer activities for immigrants in Belgium. I am currently pursuing my master's degree at Luca School of Arts in Brussels. This is a second life for me.
My hobbies are reading books, photography, music and especially walking. I find solitude in walking; feeling healthy in every sense. It also helps my creative side. And friends; everything done with them are beautiful.
I am still experimenting different forms of film making. However, my interests seem to move towards mystical and surreal films. I like to use symbols and metaphors.
Film experience:
SALAH
Genre: Short fiction, 12 min.
My role: Script, director, editor
Producer: Luca School of Arts & Yüksel Çilingir, 2021
Link: https://vimeo.com/564138913 Password: SALAH2021
Synopsis: Ali is a refugee in Belgium. He is shocked by the news of his father’s death at home, but cannot go to the funeral. He feels guilty and desperate. Through a ritual, he tries to connect and say goodbye to his father.
DE CASTOR
Genre:: Short experimental documentary, 5 min.
My role: Idea, director team
Producer: Simon Van Iersel & Yüksel Çilingir, 2021
Link : https://vimeo.com/659377183 Password: CLIFI2021
Synopsis: Brussels Canal passes through the heart of the city. It is water, it is life. It is also an environment friendly logistics medium. But how do we treat it? The boat De Castor raises this question in a striking way.
GARAGE BLUES
Genre: Short fiction, 5 min.
My role: Story, director
Producer: Cinemaximilliaan & Luca School of Arts, 2019
Link : https://vimeo.com/338436538 Password: CMX2019
Synopsis: The girl is stuck in the underground parking lot as she left all the keys inside the locked car. Is the solution that far away?
UNTIMELY
Genre: Short fiction, 6 min.
My role: Script team, actor
Producer: Actor Studio Atelier, 2018
Link : https://vimeo.com/267119930
Synopsis: The man meets an unexpected stranger who makes him question his plans about life.
WHO EXPLODED THE BOMB
Genre: Short fiction, 5 min.
My role: Actor, director on-the-job training
Producer: Antract Cinema, 2017
Link: https://youtu.be/ImK87qvuxuA
Synopsis: Three different people, three different lives. All leading to the Christmas market in Brussels.
WOULD YOU PLAY WITH ME
Genre: Short documentary, 6 min.
My role: Script, DOP, director
Producer: Yüksel Çilingir, 2017
Link: https://youtu.be/rfLm5U-idcc
Synopsis: The acting workshop provides the Turkish community in Belgium with life long learning opportunity and helps them to express themselves with self confidence.
I MISS MY MOTHER
Genre: Short documentary, 17 min.
My role: DOP, editor
Producer: Ülkü Dursun, 2020
Link: https://vimeo.com/568172919 Password: ULKU2021
Synopsis: In the life journey of the migrant women in Belgium, the language barrier seems to be the most challenging one amongst others.
OX
Genre: Short fiction, 7 min
My role: Script, director, editor
Producer: Luca School of Arts & Yüksel Çilingir, 2021
Link: https://vimeo.com/644863735
Synopsis: Ox visits a fortune teller to understand the meaning of an unusual dream he has frequently seen lately. The visit challenges his paradigm of life.
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    Sultan's Crown2022
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
    De Castor2021
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
    Salah2021
    Short, Student
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    Sultan's Crown2022
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
    De Castor2021
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
    Salah2021
    Short, Student
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Sultan's Crown2022
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
    De Castor2021
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
    Salah2021
    Short, Student
  • Editor (1 Credit)
    Sultan's Crown2022
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
Birth City
Bursa
Current City
Brussels