Mak Mahmut Akay - Film Director


Commercial Representation

The Mill

Elizabeth Newman
 / Emi Loefgren

The Visionaries

Corin West
/ Davide Cantelmo


M. Şafak Sezgin

Mak is a London-born film director drawn to telling authentic stories told within an idiosyncratic framework. He has a keen eye for capturing the nuances of the human experience, through entertaining and emotive films.


2024 • 1.4 Awards Longlist • Samsung x Raheem Sterling - 'Sterling Sells'

2023 • Vimeo Staff Pick • Samsung x Raheem Sterling - 'Sterling Sells'
2022 • Vimeo Staff Pick • 'We're Here'
2022 • David Reviews - 5-star • 'We're Here'
2022 • Izmir International Short Film Festival (Oscar-qualifying) - Best Documentary • 'We're Here'
2021 • Edmonton International Film Festival (Oscar-qualifying) — Best Documentary • 'Home'

2021 • Izmir International Short Film Festival (Oscar-qualifying) - Best Documentary • 'Home'

2020 • Aesthetica Short Film Festival (BAFTA-Qualifying) - Best Drama • 'Day One'
2020 • Sci-Fi London Film Festival - Finalist 48-hour competition • 'Day One'
2014 • MOFILM CES International Las Vegas - Best Advert • 'iRobot - So I Can Play'
2014 • MOFILM South Africa - Best Advert • 'Haagen Dazs - Treasure Hunt'
2012 • Barcelona World Congress Festival - Best Advert • 'AT&T - Wireless'
2011Aesthetica Short Film Festival (BAFTA-Qualifying) - Best Drama 'Lesson from a Stranger'
2009 • Vimeo Staff Pick • 'A View from the Bench'

VIMEO Brand videos every business needs (plus 6 staff-picked examples)
LITTLE BLACK BOOK Mak Mahmut Akay Teams Up with Raheem Sterling for ‘Night Sports’ Samsung Spot
SHOTS Raheem Sterling enjoys some night sports for Samsung
Mak Mahmut Akay arrives at The Visionaries

THE VISIONARIES Emotive Filmmakers Mak Mahmut Akay brings his authentic storytelling to The Visionaries roster
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Jean Grey gets a fan film from director Mak Mahmut Akay and Castlevania producer Adi Shankar
LONDRA GAZETE Mahmut Akay’s new film covers Turkish-speaking community in the UK
LITTLE BLACK BOOK Director Mak Mahmut Akay Signs to The Visionaries
SHOTS Mak Mahmut Akay joins The Visionaries
FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE: Grey’s Café: This X-Men Fan Film Should Make the MCU Scared
COMICBOOK: "Jean Grey Fan Film Released From The Creators of Wolverine: Close Shave"
SCREEN RANT: "Jean Grey Fan Film Makes Her A Better Villain Than Dark Phoenix"
CBR: "X-Men Fan Film Introduces the Most Menacing Jean Grey Yet"
ICON VS. ICON: "Grey Café Director Mahmut Akay Unleashes X-Men inspired short film starring Scout-Taylor-Compton"
NERD REACTOR: "Jean Grey gets an abstract X-Men fan film"
BEYAZ PERDE: "Short Film Director Mahmut Akay Has Made an X-Men Movie!"
COMICBOOK: "Watch Wolverine Try to Change His Iconic Hairstyle in a New Fan Film"
CBR: "X-Men Fan Film Casts Wolverine Into a Dark Comedy About a Deadly Barbershop"
THE A.V CLUB: "The pandemic-induced Marvel fan film boon continues with Wolverine in Close Shave"
NERDIST: "Wolverine Has a Close Shave with Evil Barbers in Fan Film"
FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE: "This Wolverine Close Shave Fan Film Is Great"
SCREEN RANT: "Wolverine’s Healing Powers Grow Back His Sideburns In Funny Fan Film"
YAHOO LIFESTYLE: "The pandemic-induced Marvel fan film boon continues with Wolverine in Close Shave"
TECH VENGE: "Did A Fan Just Give Wolverine A New Hairstyle?"
FANDOMWIRE: "Watch Director Mahmut Akay’s Gorgeously Dark Wolverine Fan Film"
ICON VS. ICON: "Director Mahmut Akay Puts New Spin On Iconic Wolverine Character In New Short Film"
SLASH FILM: "Wolverine visits a swanky barbershop to start afresh in human society in this fan film called Close Shave."
NERD REACTOR: "This bloody Wolverine fan film features a different side of Logan"
BOINGBOING: "Watch Wolverine battle a group of brutal barbers in this "Close Shave" fan film"
GEEK TYRANT: "A Group of Barbers Try To Kill Wolverine in Fun Fan-Made X-Men Film CLOSE SHAVE"
WINTER IS COMING: "Wolverine fights evil barbers in X-Men fan film'