Independent filmmaker Hakan Ünal is a native of Turkey and has worked for past 8 years as a writer/director. After graduating the university of English Literature in 2002, filmmaking became the overpowering passion in his life.
He wrote short stories. His debut short film ‘Orange’ participated in over 30 festivals and won 15 awards.
His second short film script entitled ‘Crack in the Wall’ was selected to Cinephilia Shorts Lab in 2017. It won first place at the 13th Cyprus International Film Festival. Crack in the Wall made its world premiere at the 15th Reykjavik International Film Festival and participated more than 20 festivals.
Ünal was selected to the Reykjavik Talents in 2018. His third short film project entitled ‘Rabbit Still Hiding’ was selected to the 6th Drama Pitching Forum at the 42nd Drama International Film Festival and to the Undeveloped Global Short Lab Pitching Forum at the 10th Oaxaca International Film Festival. He is currently working on his feature debut ‘Metamorphosis’ which is short listed at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019