Video

Roles: Field Producer, Cinematographer, Drone Pilot.

Client: Great Big Story “CNN”

Anura Wijewikrama fishes two hours each morning and two hours each evening. And like his grandfather and father before him, he does so on handmade stilts driven into the sand. He is one of the few still carrying on the practice, which is exclusively found in the stunning waters off Sri Lanka. What started as a World War II-era reaction to food and boat shortages is now done to keep tradition alive, with stilt fishermen like Anura taking on other jobs to make ends meet.

Roles: Cinematographer, Field Producer.

Client: Great Big Story “CNN”

Tanah Lot, which translates to “land in the sea” in Balinese, is one of seven ocean temples found along the southwest coast of Bali, Indonesia. Built around the 16th century to honor sea spirits, Tanah Lot consists of a unique rock formation with a temple sitting atop. During low tide, visitors can access the temple by foot; however, entrance inside the sanctuary is restricted to outsiders. Legend has it that unmarried couples who visit the temple leave cursed. Still, the stunning scenery has made Tanah Lot one of the most visited and photographed temples in Bali.

Roles: Field Producer, Cinematographer, Drone Pilot.

Client: Great Big Story “CNN”

Bengkala, a small village tucked away in the jungles of Bali, is a demographic anomaly. Of a total 3,000 people, 40 are Deaf. Their condition is linked to a recessive gene that’s been passed down through seven generations. Rather than ostracize Deaf community members, the people of Bengkala created Kata Kolok, a distinctly local sign language that’s spoken by 80 percent of the population.

Roles: Cinematographer, Field Producer.

Client: Great Big Story “CNN”

At Özkonak Pudding Shop, heaven is a place on Earth. Here, you can eat chicken for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert (yes, even dessert). Tavuk göğsü, aka “chicken breast pudding,” is a sweet Turkish delicacy dating way back to the Ottoman Empire. And, no one knows the recipe quite like Mahmut Tak, master chef and second-generation owner of Özkonak Pudding Shop. Having kept his family’s signature dish alive for so many years, he hopes to continue to spread the love for this delicious, nutritious, Turkish treat.

Roles: Video Editor, Translator.

Client: Adorama TV

‘Through The Lens’ is a web docu-series presented by ADORAMA. TTL is a look at the evolving aesthetic of photography as seen through this generation’s creator class.

SEASON FOUR – EPISODE FOUR: İlhan Eroğlu is a Turkish landscape photographer that spends his time traveling around the world searching for undiscovered places. He loves the adventure that comes with finding unseen locations to photograph and then puts his magical touch on these photos in post processing.

Roles: Field Producer, Cinematographer, Drone Pilot.

Client: Great Big Story “CNN”

Hidden in the rock structures of the ancient Turkish region of Cappadocia, some of the world’s oldest Christian churches are carved in stone. The Göreme Open Air Museum is a cluster of chapels, monasteries and churches that date back to the 4th century. These unique stone structures, formed from a 2.6 million-year-old volcanic eruption, house 10 separate churches that make up the museum. Inside each church, Byzantine-era frescoes adorn the walls. Thanks to its extensive history and unique geology, the Göreme Open Air Museum became one of Turkey’s first two places to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Roles: Field Producer, Cinematographer, Drone Pilot.

Client: Great Big Story “CNN”

Eighteen stories below ground in Turkey’s Cappadocia region, the ancient city of Derinkuyu remained hidden for centuries. The underground city was rediscovered in 1963 when a man knocked down a wall in his basement and stumbled across a hidden room. From there, an excavation revealed the impressive network of tunnels connecting ancient churches, schools and living quarters. In total, the city likely could have protected 20,000 people and their livestock from wars and natural disasters.

Roles: Field Producer, Cinematographer, Drone Pilot.

Client: Great Big Story “CNN”

Deep inside the Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis, Turkey, lies the country’s most relaxing site. From a distance, Pamukkale’s cascading white pools resemble a castle of fluffy cotton. But a closer look reveals the pools to have limestone walls and turquoise, mineral-rich water. The inviting pools are said to contain healing properties that improve the skin, eyes and blood pressure. Come and relax in one of these 17 natural hot springs, just as the Greeks and Romans did centuries ago.

Roles: Field Producer, Cinematographer, Drone Pilot.

Client: Great Big Story “CNN”

Easter Island isn’t the only place in the world with massive, mysterious and ancient stone faces. On the highest peak of eastern Turkey’s Taurus mountains, sits Nemrut Dağ. In 62 B.C., King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene ordered the construction of this site—which contains a temple, a tomb and a house of gods—to commemorate himself. The tomb is flanked by 30-foot statues of the king, as well as pairs of lions, eagles and various gods. At one point, the heads of these sculptures sat on top of the stone bodies, but they now lie scattered throughout the site. Lost for centuries, Nemrut Dağ was excavated in 1883. Now, it sits as a testament to an ancient culture and the grand ambitions of a self-obsessed king.

Sonsuz Uzay – Short Film

Role: Cinematographer
Independent short film by the director Sahar El-Etreby.
Starring: Yasmeen Najmanova – Alla sarıoğlu – Ebru Çömlekçi

Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Editor.

Client: Manzara Istanbul.

Istanbul is definitely an inspiring city to many people. Inspiration comes in different ways, and this time as a recycling idea. Watch how these ugly old satellite dishes are turned into beautiful chandeliers.

Roles: Director, Creative Director, Editor, Producer.

Client: Cha’ya Istanbul.

Cha’ya Istanbul is a lovely tea place that has two branches in great locations. One of them is very close to the famous Galata tower at the heart of the old city while the other is in Moda; a lively and unique neighbourhood located in the Asian side of Istanbul.

Roles: Director, Creative Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer.

Client: Manuscript.

Manuscript Pen Co Ltd is a family owned pen company established in 1990 and based in Shropshire. Its history, via D.Leonardt & Co, goes back as far as 1856.

Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Editor.

Client: Manzara Ayvalik.

Manzara is a company that provides unique vacation houses in Ayvalik. In a city very charming with its fusion between Greek architecture and Turkish Culture, you would have an unforgettable experience. This video is an expression of the relationship between Light & Shadow in the beautiful architecture of Manzara in Ayvalik. Find out more about Manzara Ayvalik

Roles: Cinematographer, Editor.

Client: ENTP.

Today I Will runs entrepreneurial workshops to set up your business quickly, cheaply and independently. Their courses cover the essential topics including creating your brand, building your website and growing your audience. Find out more about their workshops taking place in Istanbul and Switzerland through www.todayiwill.co

Roles: Director, Cinematographer, Editor.

Client: Manzara Ayvalik.

Manzara is a company that provides unique vacation houses in Ayvalik. In a city very charming with its fusion between Greek architecture and Turkish Culture, you would have an unforgettable experience. This video is about the atmosphere, the architecture, the cosy alleys, the people and the beautiful houses of Manzara. Find out more about Manzara Ayvalik

Roles: Field Producer, Cinematographer, Drone Pilot.

Client: Great Big Story “CNN”

Jami Ul-Alfar, known locally as “the red mosque,” is a sight to behold. Outfitted with a distinctive red-and-white pattern, the mosque is one of Sri Lanka’s great architectural wonders, attracting worshippers and tourists alike. First commissioned in 1908, the structure was influenced by Indo-Saracenic architecture, a hybrid of Indian and Islamic styles. Today, the mosque has become the primary place of worship for Sri Lankan Muslims, capable of accommodating over 10,000 worshippers across its six floors.