Who We Are?

Who We Are?

Gest Film was founded in 2016 under the name of Gestus Film Productions. The company’s first project was a tribute fictional short film dedicated to critically acclaimed director Abbas Kiarostami. After producing numerous award winning short films, music videos and documentaries for five years, the company changed its official name to Gest Film after partnering with producer Candaş Altınörs in 2021.

Gest Film focuses on the development and production of artistically challenging international feature films, documentaries, TV series and fictional short films. The company aims to position itself as an international hub of talents based in Istanbul, Turkey and produce films on social matters in various genres for different formats.

With its talented team members specialized in different departments of filmmaking, Gest Film is simultaneously working on new feature films, documentaries, series and shorts; looking for bright, new ideas and dedicated to finalize its current projects.

Meet the Team

CANDAŞ ALTINÖRS

Co-Founder, Producer

Candaş Altınörs was born in Böblingen, Germany in 1993. After completing his primary and secondary education in Germany, he attended filmmaking and production seminars & workshops both in Turkey and Germany. In 2019, he started his film career with a documentary film “The Everwarm Bed” and a TV series project “The Return” as a producer.

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DOĞUŞ ALGÜN

Co-Founder, Writer, Director
Doğuş Algün was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1990. After completing his primary and secondary education in Istanbul, he attended School of Fine Arts at Izmir Dokuz Eylül University in 2012. Since then, his short films have received numerous awards and recognitions at film festivals all around the world.


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BURAK KAPLAN

Producer

Burak Kaplan was born in 1985 in Izmir, Turkey. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Business in 2008. After his graduation, he completed his Master’s degree in Film & Television department in 2012 and his doctorate degree in the field of film studies in 2018.


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EDA ÇEKEMCİ

Producer

AHMET TOĞAÇ

Director

SENEM BİRLİK

Writer

ÇINAR TAŞDEMİR

Writer

MEHMET ALİ YILMAZ

Writer

ATA BACANAKGİL

Cinematographer