Umut Aral

Filmmaker in Istanbul, Turkey

Umut Aral

Filmmaker in Istanbul, Turkey

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Umut Aral was born in 1976, in Istanbul. After graduating from Lycée de Galatasaray, he completed BA at Bosphorus University.

Umut Aral shot over 250 TV ads for both national and international brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz, Nestle, Vodafone, etc… Some of his commercials have won prestigious awards in national advertising festivals.

He recently directed an episode of 7Yüz TV Anthology Series for BluTV.

During his university years he acted in leading roles and worked as a playwright in many plays. He also put 2 comedies and a musical on stage.

In 1999 he directed his first short film called " thirtyfour". The film has won many awards in national film festivals and screened in international film festivals.

In 2006 he directed his second short film "CRASH". "CRASH" has won thirteen national and international awards and has been screened in major international film festivals like Locarno, Raindance and International Short Film Festival in Drama.

Umut Aral continues to direct in Istanbul and abroad...

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  • Education
    • Galatasaray Lisesi
    • Bosphorus University