Behind the camera


meeting-jim_jim-haynes_documentary_film_crew_director_producer_ece-ger_03_small
Ece Ger
 – Producer/Director

Ece is a filmmaker who finished her Masters Degree in Film Studies by the University of Kent in 2015. This Masters programme took place between the UK and Paris. A few years earlier, she graduated in Film Studies by Bilgi University (Istanbul). Ece has made a number of short films, music videos and a short documentary as well as participated in an international medium length film and a feature film. Her short film Ten (2012), was screened and awarded -including Best Woman Director- in various film festivals around the world and showed at the Turkish film corner in Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals in 2013. Nowadays she is based in Istanbul where she works as an independent filmmaker on her own film projects.

 


meeting-jim_jim-haynes_documentary_film_crew_producer_marta-moslw_03b_small
Marta Benavides – Producer

Marta graduated in Computer Engineering by the University of Almeria, completing one academic year at the University of Edinburgh from 2003 to 2004. Later on she did her Masters Degree in International Business Management, also at the University of Almeria. Since 2015 she has been travelling and working as an independent artist on her own projects and in collaboration with other artists in different fields.

 

 


meeting-jim_jim-haynes_documentary_film_crew_director-photography_gilliam-de-la-torre_03_small
Gilliam de la Torre – Director of Photography

Gigi is a Director of Photography who studied cinematography at the Art Institute ISA in Havana and completed most of the cinematography workshops in EICTV International Film School San Antonio de los Baños. She has worked as still photographer for feature films and publicity, as photographer for theater magazines and as cinematographer for short films, music videos, and mostly for documentaries. Her passion is traveling around the world documenting places, people and animals in a poetic mixture of sounds and images. Originally from Havana, she lives and works in New York City (for now).

 

 

basak
Başak Othan Kocaoğlu – Co-producer

Başak began her journey in film working as a volunteer in the International Ankara Film Festival for three years while she was studying radio, TV and cinema at Ankara University. In her senior year, she received “The Best News Programme Award in Auditory Communication” in the 13th Young Communicator Awards. After graduating, she moved to Istanbul where she has worked in numerous commercials and hit TV series as 1st AD. In 2006 she wrote and directed the short film “DJ” for Turkish National TV – Young Filmmakers Project. Along with her career in TV, she translated Mark Brown’s theatre play “Around the World in 80 Days” which was successfully staged in the Turkish State Theatre during the 2013 season. Since 2015 she has been working as a Chief Drama Officer for two TV series airing on national channels Star TV and Fox TV. She currently lives between Istanbul and London where she has started working on the production angle of the business.