MAHMUT AKAY

About

Mahmut is a film director from London.

His appetite for storytelling grew during childhood, from creating comic books with glitter paint to renting VHS movies everyday to making films with friends, using toy spaceships and vacuum cleaners as props.

During his teens, it became apparent that his love for films wasn’t simply for entertainment purposes but a deep-seeded emotional need to grasp the human condition and patterns of living. He’s been making films ever since.

As a keen observer of life, his stories are often about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. His films focus on human struggles told within heightened realism.

His graduation short film in 2009 was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick and screened at film festivals around the world. His commercial for the London Olympics Torch Relay 2012 was sent out to millions of people. Most recently, his short film made in 48 hours was screened at the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival 2019 and also picked up by the popular sci-fi platform DUST.