Yilmaz Vurucu

I was born in 1975 in London, Canada. Following high school, I attended Temple University's film program in Philadelphia, U.S.A. I began my professional career as a writer and director of on-air promos and spots in Canadian TV, where I honed my skills in visual persuasion.

8 years later, after receiving an offer from a Turkish TV station, I moved to Istanbul. As the creative director of the network, I developed and implemented the branding, promotional strategy and on-air design of the network. 

And 4 years after that, I embarked on a journey of independent film-making;  writing, producing and directing award winning films and documentaries. My first short film, Dr. Zack, was a dire perspective on what institutional rules can do to an already underprivileged youth. The film was my first step towards establishing a theme that empowers my creative work until today.


Given that my life and work has transcended disciplines, borders, cultures and geographies, it's only natural (and quite poetic might I add) that life & love would see me transported to Vienna, where I now write and produce films while working as a content creator and media consultant.


Sweet Candy

"You're listening now, aren't you," says a cold and nearly unconscious Andreas Wagner, over his live broadcast. Social media seems to have offered him a voice, transforming him into an unlikely Internet phenomenon when it least matters.

The Sea in Me

The history, culture and lifestyle of the residents of Sinop, a small fishing town on the Black Sea coast, is being being threatened by rapid and unplanned urbanization, increasing rates of migration, and ecological instability.


A young middle eastern couple escape the turmoil of their homeland and end up in a European metropolis. Oblivious to the realities of their new setting, constructing a new life seems within reach, even if it does require hard work and a few sacrifices.


In a bleak dystopian future ruled by multinational corporations, unraveling the “ultimate truth” has become an obsession for a paranoid Mani Haruplex.

Dr. Zack

Failing to make sense of a dysfunctional family life and the harsh reality of his environment, Zack (seven years old) has stolen a book on medicine with the goal of curing his abusive father. The book thrusts him into a fantasy world, filled with definitions, symptoms and cures, while his mentor (Dr. Zack) guides him along the path to becoming a “great doctor”.

Global Cinema Awards 2018

Best Film
Sweet Candy

North Carolina Film Awards

Best Short Film
Sweet Candy




Best short film