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Born in 1994 in Vienna, Austria. After finishing high school, he studied Philosophy and Film Studies at the University of Vienna. In 2014 he was accepted into the directing class of Michael Haneke at the Filmacademy Vienna. His short films were awarded and screened at many international film festivals including BFI London and Sarajevo Film Festival. In 2020 he was awarded with the best young talent award for his short film „The Verdict in the Case of K.“ at the Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film. While continuing his studies, he is also working as a journalist and film critic.
I am currently working on my feature debut film “Resurrection”.
When Ekrem kills a young woman, nobody accuses him of committing the crime. The 19-year-old moves in with his single mother and religious grandfather and is on his way to a better life, but his guilty conscience won’t stop bugging him. He confesses to his grandfather but is hesitant to go to prison for his acts. A young man’s search for salvation begins. Inspired by Fjodor Dostojewski’s novel „The Brothers Karamazov“.