Interview With Professional Actor and Independent Film Producer Hakan Yildiz

Hakan grew up in the small town of Tekirdag. As a child, Hakan dreamed of moving to US and becoming an actor. He started acting on stage as a child actor in his hometown. After studying a B.A. in English Literature and Theatre from University of Debrecen, Hungary in 2013, he worked consistently as an actor, guest starring on TV series as well as producing independent films. He traveled a lot from US to UK since his childhood. He became captivated by the work of producers, and began his career in production in 2013 in Hungary.

Hakan earned his first producer credit in 2010 with short films like Meditations: Man in Water. In 2011-2013, He produced UK and US independent films such as “Don’t Let Him In”, “Sicky” and “Days of Thousands Screams” along with numerous shorts and feature films. In 2013, Hakan worked as a Director and Producer at Sweet Dreams Productions in Hungary. He later moved to Istanbul and founded his own independent production company 3Films Production & Distribution with the writer and director Selcen Yilmazoglu in 2014 by making their own short films. He now lives in Istanbul, is an active member of the Producer’s Guild of Turkey and is a great swimmer.

I have a couple of film projects to promote and we have just released our awardwinning film Hursit on vimeo and we are selling through vod.

Im coming to Los Angeles next month ( september 2017) actually moving there.

 

Deplx : What is your favorite thing about acting, What is the hardest part?

My favorite thing about acting: , being someone else l think and the hardest part is to act this different personalites on camera

Deplx : What are your tips for newbie actors? 

Well there are many things they have to do from eduction to self discovery. You must first discover what kind of abilities you have except acting then its always good to have a second talent to improve. Attend method acting classes, workshops, get a demo reel and headshot then start finding auditions in your town. Try to join all these auditions if its not gonna get you a possitive results. Never give up and its hard way to follow your dreams .

Deplx : Who are your favorite actors/actresses and what do you learn from watching them? 

There are too many good actors and actresses l like to watch.

Deplx : What are your upcoming projects and career goals?

I have a couple of feature film projects for next few years. The Boy On The Bridge is one of them. We will shoot it in New York next year 2018 I will be in Los Angeles and getting ready for my role for this film..

Deplx : What is something funny that’s happened to you on the job that makes you love acting more? 

When we actors forget/mix my monologues during the shooting l think we all lough alot.

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