Mahmut Akay is a young Director from London. A keen observer of life, his stories are often about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

Mahmut graduated from University for the Creative Arts, his graduation short film was chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick and selected at film festivals around the world. He was then handed the job to direct the Official London Olympics 2012 Torch Relay film for McCann London – this was seen by millions of people. He has since worked with clients ranging from; David Beckham to Wall’s Ice Cream to HTC.

Some of my inspirations
– Akira Kurosawa
– Michael Mann
– Asghar Farhadi
– Steven Spielberg
– Milan Kundera
– Christopher Nolan