TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU WERE DOING BEFORE YOU CAME TO COLUMBIA.
I earned my BA degree on Radio, Television and Cinema from Kadir Has University, Turkey. I had been working as a freelance director and AD in Istanbul. I worked in commercials, music clips and short films.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE COLUMBIA FOR YOUR GRADUATE STUDY?
I was impressed by the curriculum and also the faculty members. Columbia’s experiential teaching approach appealed to me because İ wanted to actively participate in productions and other aspects of filmmaking.
TELL US ABOUT A PROJECT YOU’RE WORKING ON THAT YOU’RE EXCITED ABOUT.
I am working on a short film about the tension in the relationship between a father, a son and a grandmother due to religious differences.