Multi-Award Winning Young Turkish Woman Filmmaker Dreamed As A Child In Istanbul To One Day Come To Hollywood And Make Motion Pictures
Ozlem Altingoz Scores Numerous Awards In The "Horror" Film Genre At National And International Film Festivals
By: Ozlem Altingoz
Now, years later, award-winning director Ozlem has premiered her two short, distinctive, horror films at such high-profile film festivals as the prestigious Cannes Film festival (Festival De Cannes) to Spain's Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, considered the premiere horror film festival the world over.
Ozlem has given new meaning to the horror film genre known as "Slasher Films." "I am a horror filmmaker…that is where my journey has taken me," asserted Ozlem, who, as a child in Turkey, watched such films as Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist and Psycho. "I want to create horror films my audiences will remember forever and ever…not films that will remind them of something they have already experienced on the screen."
David Armstrong, Director of Photography (Saw Series) commented: "Stunning opening credits! It's amazing that you got all that story in a short film. Well edited, great story."
Scott Lobdell, Writer (Happy Death Day): "Looks so creepy, high tension."
Her award-winning film (25 film awards) Birth (https://ozlemaltingoz.com/
These two films have become precursors to Ozlem's upcoming debut as a feature film director for a unique horror movie she is now beginning to develop with screen writer Scott Lobdell (Happy Death Day). Details of this film will be announced in the near future.
Here is what some other industry figures and film festivals had to say about Ms. Altingoz:
Utah Film Festival: "Horror movies have a long history relying on myths and tradition to sell their stories. However, director/writer Ozlem Altingoz took a very different approach and seemed to relish breaking all the rules to tell a new kind of story."
Festigous International Film Festival: "Birth is an exceptionally immersive and creepy experience thanks, in no small part, to Ozlem Altingoz's imaginative directorial skill set. Great job from Altingoz's, a young promising female filmmaker, who led her team to create a very well-done horror film."
Top Shorts Online Film Festival: "Terrifying!
Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival: "So Bloody." Ozlem was the nominee at this impressive festival for its Brigadoon Paul Naschy Award.
About Filmmaker Ozlem Altingoz
Ozlem Altingoz was born in Mersin, Turkey. In 2015 she graduated Private Marmara Vocational High School (radio-tv). Arriving in Hollywood in 2016, she enrolled in the New York Film Academy, near Warner Brothers studios where she studied all aspects of filmmaking, with an emphasis on directing and writing. Her short horror film Daughter of the Lake (2017) garnered critical acclaim on the festival circuit with some 50 awards, including Best Film Short, Best Women Filmmakers, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Daughter of the Lake demonstrates Ozlem's talents through her unique blend of visual excellence, technical skill, and storyline originality. Ozlem's most recent short horror film, Birth (2018), premiered at the 2018 Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner and has won 25 awards and counting in the festival circuit so far, including Best Producer, Best Director, Best Original Story, and Best Horror Short. Among her other favorite American horror films are Insidious, the original Halloween with Jamie Lee Curtis (1978) and director William Friedkin's The Exorcist. Her web site is :www.ozlemaltingoz.com
Ms. Ozlem Altingoz's IMDB link: https://www.imdb.com/
Her director's reel can be viewed at: https://drive.google.com/
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