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MIT Open Documentary Lab (ODL) – Producer

Present – 2016 | Cambridge, MA

  • Manages and produces content for DocuBase–an interactive curated database of the people, projects, and technologies transforming documentary in the digital age. Keeps up to date on the field of immersive and interactive storytelling.
  • Conducted research for the conference Update or Die: Future Proofing Emerging Digital Documentary Forms
  • Contributes to immerse–a Medium publication by ODL, Tribeca Film Institute and Fledgling Fund on creative discussion of emerging non-fiction storytelling.
  • Represents the lab at various conferences, markets, and festivals such as Sheffield Doc Fest, !f Istanbul and FilmGate Miami.
  • Produces ODL’s communication, outreach materials, events and workshops; manages ODL’s website and social media accounts, conducts video interviews with guests speakers and documents events.
  • Participates in the weekly ODL meetings with fellows, faculty and graduate students.

MIT Open Documentary Lab (ODL) – Researcher & Video Editor

2016 – 2014 | Cambridge, MA

  • Worked as a video editor in Professor Vivek Bald’s transmedia project In Search of Bengali Harlem / Lost Histories (a feature-length film, a web-based documentary, and an oral history project). Edited videos for both linear and web formats, and contributed to the overarching narrative across two platforms.
  • Undertook research on interactive documentaries, virtual reality and cross-platform projects.
  • Conducted interviews and wrote case studies for DocuBase.
  • Participated in the weekly ODL meetings with ODL fellows, faculty and graduate students.

Freelance Producer, Director, DP & Editor

Present – 2011 | New York, NY & Cambridge, MA

Created award-winning and internationally-acclaimed projects such as the documentary Toñita’s and cross-platform project Zeki Müren Hotline. Produced media for a wide range of clients including: HarvardX, Eyebeam, Swissnex, Creative Time SummitLilian Schwartz, El Museo del Barrio, One Day In Boston, Maysles Cinema, Architecture for All, Serkan Özkaya, Postmasters Gallery, By Kidsathenahealth.

UnionDocs – Artist in Residence

2013 – 2012 | Brooklyn, NY

Directed Toñita’s as a part of UnionDocs’s cross-media documentary Living Los Sures. Toñita’s was premiered at 2014 MoMA Doc Fortnight.


2017 | Istanbul, TR

Istanbul Film Festival’s Meetings on the Bridge – Panelist on “VR: New Medium, New Questions”

2017 | Miami, FL

FilmGate Miami – “MIT Open Documentary Lab Presents” Talk

2017 | Istanbul, TR

!f Istanbul Independent Film Festival – “Interactive Storytelling” Workshop

2016 | Amsterdam, NL

IDFA Interactive Conference – “Zeki Müren Hotline” Presentation

2016 | Cambridge, MA

MIT Open Doc Lab – “Zeki Müren, A Prince from Outer Space: Reading Turkey’s Gender-Bending Pop Legend as a Transmedia Star” Presentation

2016 | Istanbul, TR

Kadir Has University – Guest Lecturer at Documentary Seminar

2016 | Cambridge, MA

Hacking Arts Conference at MIT – “Interactive Cinema” Panel Leader

Organized Interactive Cinema Panel with participants Sandra Rodriguez, Christopher Allen, Kel O’Neill and Jeff Soyk, moderated by William Uricchio.

2015 | Cambridge, MA

MIT Open Doc Lab – “Zeki Müren Cross-Media Project” Presentation

2015 | Istanbul, TR

SALT Research – “Zeki Müren Cross-media Project” Presentation


2017 | Boston, MA

“Wicked Queer” Boston’s LGBTQ Film Festival – Jury at Documentary Competition

2016 | Boston, MA

School of the Museum of Fine Arts – Jury at Media Arts Annual

2017 | Ankara, Turkey

PinkLife QueerFest LGBTQ Film Festival – Guest Programmer

2013 – 2012 | New York, NY

Maysles Cinema – Guest Curator 

Curated and produced the documentary series Fiction-Non which explores the gray area between fiction and non-fiction traditions.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

2016 – 2014 | Cambridge, MA

Master of Science (MSc) in Comparative Media Studies

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

2012 – 2010 | New York, NY

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Computer Art

Sabanci University

2009 – 2005 | Istanbul, TR

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design


  • Producing & Directing
  • Editing
  • Cinematography
  • Research & Writing
  • Project management
  • Conference and event production
  • Film programming


  • Emerging art house cinema by Turkey’s young filmmakers
  • Documentary arts
  • Living a Feminist Life
  • Slow cooking



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