Amina

documentary feature, 70 min - 2019

Director: Kıvılcım Akay

Producers: Aslıhan Altug, Beste Yamalioglu

 

World Premiere: Atlanta International Film Festival

Screenings: Istanbul Intl. Film Festival, !f İstanbul Intl. Film Festival, Antalya Intl Film Festival

Broadcast: PBS

 

Synopsis: As an African immigrant woman living in Istanbul Turkey, Amina is in two minds between her realities and her dreams.

 

imdb page • trailer

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Walden: Life in the Woods

fiction feature, 104 min - 2017

Co-Edited with Ian Olds

Director: Alex Harvey

Producers: Shane Boris & Mitch Dickman

Executive producer: Scott Macaulay

Starring Oscar-nominated actor Demián Bichir

 

Synopsis: A radical, western re-imagining of Henry David Thoreau's classic, interlacing three stories about the trappings of 21st century life and those who dream dangerously of escape.

 

imdb page • trailer

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Hinterlant (Outskirts)

short fiction, 18 min -  2017

co-edited with Sinan Kesova & Ayhan Ergürsel

Director: Sinan Kesova

Producers: Yoel Meranda, Sinan Kesova

 

36th Istanbul Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize

23rd Belgrade Auteur Film Festival – BRAVE BALKANS Special Jury Prize

 

Synopsis: The sale of an inherited house results in an unspoken tension between Cigdem and Kerim, a couple in their late thirties, to which their daughter does not seem indifferent.

 

imdb page • teaser

 

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Coastliners

omnibus feature, 70 min - 2016

Edited the section directed by Melisa Ünel, who previously screened at Berlinale.

 

World Premiere: 35th Istanbul International Film Festival

 

Synopsis: "Coastliners" puts the theme of “human rights” together with different stories, and consists of five short fiction films made by internationally acclaimed different directors. We accompany the personal effects of refugees washed ashore, the peculiar story of an assaulted young man, a mother and daughter who take refuge in a house when bombs sound on the Syrian border, a hero stuck in the hurly burly of Istanbul, trying to overcome obstacles; and the her spiritual journey of a pregnant woman trying to return to her village from where she was cast away.

 

imdb page • trailer

 

 

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Unmade Bed

short fiction 11 min - 2016

Written, Directed and Edited by Eytan Ipeker

Starring Nazal Kesal, Hakan Çimenser

 

World Premiere: Antalya International Film Festival

 

Synopsis: A quiet morning. A middle-aged woman lies in the bed, watching her husband's back as he's sleeping. As the daily routines continue, a cellphone is ringing persistently and is never being answered.

 

imdb page • trailer

 

 

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Idil Biret: The Portrait of a Child Prodigy

documentary mid-length, 60 min - 2016

Written, Directed and Edited by Eytan Ipeker

Produced by Kamara & Böcek Yapım

Supported by Vehbi Koç Foundation

 

 

World Premiere: 34th Istanbul International Film Festival

 

Synopsis: Idil Biret was five-years-old when she played piano to the Turkish President Ismet Inönü. Two years later, the Congress passed "Idil's Law" which allowed her to study in Paris. Away from her friends, in an alien city, she was now working under strict supervision. Her path crossed with legendary pianists of the time, such as Arthur Rubinstein who later recalled, "The first time I heard her play it brought tears to my eyes''. And yet, Idil dreamed of running away from everything, becoming free again. Today as we listen to her atonal improvisations, Idil Biret's unique energy still retains its mystery

 

imdb page • trailer

 

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SaroyanLand

docudrama feature, 72 min - 2013

Co-Edited with Ali Aga & Umut Sakallıoğlu

Director: Lüsin Dink

Producer: Soner Alper, Lüsin Dink

Associate Producer: Özcan Alper

 

Winner of Silver Apricot at Yerevan International Film Festival

 

Synopsis: SaroyanLand is a docu-drama focusing on the journey of famous writer William Saroyan to the birthplace of his Armenian family Bitlis, in Turkey in 1964. While retaking the same road, the film aims to understand Saroyan's unique attitude to belonging, witnessing the self-discovery of a man who followed the traces of his Armenian ancestors.

 

 imdb page • trailer

 

 

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Overtime

docufiction short, 20 min - 2012

director: Gürcan Keltek

 

Screenings & Awards:

CineDoc Tbilisi 2013 Jury Prize,  Nantes Festival de 3 Continents, DOK Leipzig, Visions Du Réel, Tate Modern

 

Synopsis: A look at the poor working conditions of people who do not feel like people in the eyes of their bosses. Always moving, always working, trapped in life without any chance of things changing for the better. Pressured by their superiors, with no help from the state.

 

click for Visions Du Réel page

imdb page

 

TRAILER EDITING

 

Yeşim Ustaoğlu's Clair-Obscur, 2016 (premiered at Toronto)

Özcan Alper’s Memories of The Wind, 2016 (premiered at Hamburg)

Melisa Üneri's Daddy's Girl, 2016 (premiered at DOK Leipzig)

Lüsin Dink's SaroyanLand, 2013 (premiered at Istanbul Film Festival)

Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s Somewhere in Between, 2012 (premiered at Venice)

Ümit Ünal's Ara, 2007 (premiered at Istanbul Film Festival)

I've also edited a trailer for my own documentary  İdil Biret: The Portrait of a Child Prodigy, 2016 (premiered at Istanbul Film Festival)

COMMERCIALS

 

I've edited many TV ads & music videos including in collaboration with various directors such as Dan Nathan, Devon Dickson, Gürcan Keltek, Can Eskinazi and İlker Canikligil. You can watch a few samples here, here and here.

Labour Power Plant

fiction feature, 85 min - 2019

 

Director: Robert Schlicht, Romana Schmalisch

Producers: Olivier Marboeuf, Kristina  Konrad, Michel  Balagué, Robert  Schlicht, Romana  Schmalisch

 

World Premiere: Berlinale 2019 - Forum Expanded

 

Synopsis: A new production center, maybe set in an undetermined future. What is being produced here? We shall find out by following the given traces. Two pairs of hands trying to untangle themselves. A human sheep virtually cut into pieces. A warm welcome to the authors and actors of their lives. Stories being told, their narrators dissected.

 

berlinale page • imdb page • trailer

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