Çağan Irmak

Screenwriter, Film director

1970 –


Who is Çağan Irmak?

Çağan Irmak is a Turkish film and television writer and director, who has managed to attract a large audience in Turkey and is best known for the TV series Çemberimde Gül Oya and Asmalı Konak, and for the hit films Alone and My Father and My Son, for which he received Turkish Cinema Writers Association Awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director.

He studied Radio, TV and Film Studies at Ege University Faculty of Communications, receiving the Sedat Simavi Award for two short films, Masal and Kurban, which he made in the course of his studies. After graduating in 1992, he worked in cinema and television as an assistant director to Orhan Oğuz, Mahinur Ergun, Filiz Kaynak and Yusuf Kurçenli, and was awarded first prize by IFSAK for his short film Play Me Old and Wise.

He wrote and directed the TV series Good Morning Brother Istanbul on atv, and the TV film Strawberry Cake before achieving some early success with his first feature film, Wish Me Luck, which Rekin Teksoy describes as "unremarkable", and collaborations with Mahinur Ergun on the hit TV series Şaşıfelek Çıkmazı for TRT, and Asmalı Konak for atv, for which he received numerous awards.

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Apr 4, 1970
Also known as
  • Cagan Irmak
  • Turkey
  • Ege University

on July 23, 2013


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