(Los Angeles, California--July 14, 2015) Biscuit Filmworks today announced the addition of Ayse Altinok to its directorial roster. Ayse is a Turkish-born director whose short films and commercials have been recognized with honors from the Cannes Film Festival, Clios, AICP and others. She joins Biscuit FIlmworks from Weiden + Kennedy, Portland where she worked as an art director and also directed projects for Nike.
Altinok's unique style is informed by her art school background, ten years of experience with Weiden + Kennedy both in Amsterdam and Portland, and short film, commercial and music video projects. Ayse's first short film, "Hortum" was an official selection at The Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, and also screened at over seven other film festivals around the world. Her second short film, "The Particulars" was also screened at Cannes, and won Best Drama and Best Actor at the Oregon Independent Film Festival. The emotional narrative and visually rich overtones in her work are evidenced in recent projects, "A Day At the Mall Reminds Me of America," a short film created for MotionPoems, and "
," a music video for rap artist Beedy. She got her start in advertising as a senior creative at Nike and later as an art director on projects for clients that included Coca-Cola, Levi's, Escada, EA, P&G and more.
"I was very drawn to Shawn’s work ethic and how Biscuit nurtures talent. I have been an independent director making shorts and music videos for years, but having great production support and a great company behind me was a must,” said Altinok. “I think Biscuit did these big jobs effortlessly but with great compassion. I also see how they treat small projects with the same enthusiasm and passion, and I was hooked, because they cared about always making the best creative. I am thrilled to be part of Biscuit."
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Biscuit Filmworks is a Los Angeles-based commercial production company founded in 2000 by director Noam Murro and managing director Shawn Lacy. Directors on the biscuit roster include Aaron Ruell, Aaron Stoller, Andreas Nilsson, Ayse Altinok, Bruce St. Clair, Christopher Riggert, Clay Weiner, Freise Brothers, Gary Freedman (The Glue Society), Matt Devine (The Glue Society), Jeff Low, Matt Dilmore, Noam Murro, Ruairi Robinson and Steve Rogers. www.biscuitfilmworks.com