Nisan Dağ

Nisan Dağ

Turkey

My take on filmmaking is less about self-expression and more about creating a journey where viewers cross paths with unlikely characters whom they wouldn’t get to meet in their daily lives.

Born and raised in Turkey, Nisan Dağ is a writer/director who started her storytelling journey as a teenager with animated shorts. After graduating from Columbia University’s MFA Film Program, she co-directed her feature debut ACROSS THE SEA (2014). The film competed at Warsaw Film Festival, won several awards in festivals including Jury and Audience Award at Slamdance and Best Director at Milano. Nisan directed a documentary episode for MTV’s Rebel Music Series in 2015 with rappers from Istanbul’s slums, which led her to write and develop her second feature WHEN I’M DONE DYING (2020). It recently had its world premiere in the main competition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival where Nisan won the Best Director prize.