Emre Makes Waves in Hollywood and Istanbul

#22 Emre Sahin, 39 - Producer, Film Director
Emre Sahin is an award-winning director. Variety magazine called Emre a “multi hyphenate talent to watch.” The Turkish press has dubbed Emre “the new face of modern Turkish cinema.”  Born in Istanbul to Turkish and American parents, Emre’s two passions in life are soccer and filmmaking. These passions converged when he studied film at Emerson College on a soccer scholarship. After graduating from Emerson College, Emre began his career as a Director of Photography. Trained at the prestigious Panavision internship program under masters like Vilmos Zsigmund, ASC, he later went on to shoot, direct and edit non-fiction programs for the major U.S. cable networks. The first show he created was Cities of The Underworld for the History Channel. Since then he has created many hit shows in the U.S.
In addition to his work in non-fiction TV, Sahin has directed numerous award-winning commercials (Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Turkish Airlines, Magnum Ice Cream) and documentaries including Beyond The Bull, a year-long project following 3 professional bull riders, Life As A Marine, following the first year of new recruits in the U.S Marine Corps, and Fight or Die with Academy Award winner and Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace.

Emre also wrote, directed, and edited the award winning feature film “40”, shot on location in Istanbul, Turkey as well as his second feature film “Takim”, released theatrically in the fall of 2015. “Takım” is currently on the festival circuit and has won 3 awards so far (Best Editing, Best Art Direction, Best New Talent – 2015 Antalya Film Festival). His first film ,“40”, received international distribution and critical acclaim as well as a Special Jury Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for its “energy and stylish directing.” Sahin won the coveted best new talent award at the 46th Antalya International Film Festival. He was also the winner of the “Best Director” award at the Romanian International Film Festival. Additionally, the film was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival and was in competition at the Palm Springs Film Festival’s New voices/New visions category. “40” was released theatrically in Turkey as well as in 12 other territories around the world.

Sahin is co-founder and CEO of Karga Seven Pictures in Los Angeles. Emre focuses his energy on the visual and stylistic elements of the shows at Karga Seven Pictures. The company has had numerous hits on U.S. and international channels, including Hunting Hitler (History Channel), Booze Traveler (Travel Channel), and How Booze Built America with Mike Rowe (Discovery). Karga Seven Pictures has produced over 200 hours of television in the U.S. Recently, Red Arrow Entertainment Group acquired a majority stake in the company. Currently Karga Seven Pictures is producing 10 series in scripted and non-scripted TV.
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