Ezel Akay was born in 1961. He studied engineering at Bosphorus University, and theatre arts at Villanova University, Philedelphia USA. He took part in many theatre productions as an actor and director before entering film production as a founding partner of IFR, where he was the director of more than 900 commercials.
Starting in 1996, he produced Dervis Zaim's feature film debut, "Somersault in a Coffin." The film won the highest number of international awards ever received by a Turkish film. Following this film, he was the executive producer of Yesim Ustaoglu's "Journey to the Sun", which also won many awards at international festivals including the prestigious Berlin Film Festival.
The films he produced and directed have won many awards nationally and internationally. (Check his IMDB Profile) His recent Works in development includes a Historical TV action-drama, a feature political satire based on a famous Novel (Zubuk) and TV commercials…
2012 F Type Movie(Episode: The Letter)
2010 7 Kocali Hürmüz (7 Husbands for Hurmuz)
2006 Hacivat Karagöz neden öldürüldü? (Killing the Shadow)
2004 Neredesin Firuze (Where’s Firuze)
2009 7 kocali Hürmüz (7 Husbands for Hurmuz) ("Romantik Balikçi - Ejder'i Derya")
2006 Hacivat Karagöz neden öldürüldü? (Killing the Shadow) (writer)
IMDB PROFILE: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0015121/