Umit Gulsen


Director of Photography

Umit Gulsen is a freelance filmmaker and cinematographer based in The Washington DC metropolitan area. His film career began in 2001 when he got into film school in Istanbul. He studied film theory and wrote articles about the challenges and potentials of cinema as an art. He was one of the founding members of Hayal Perdesi Cinema Group in Istanbul. They produced internationally and locally acclaimed short films, and documentaries. One of them was produced under the supervision of the first Iranian Oscar-nominated director, Majid Majidi where Umit worked as an assistant director.

In summer of 2008, Umit was hired by a Washington DC based non-profit as a multimedia producer. In 2012, he has started working as a freelance DP. He earned his MA degree in Film and Video from the American University where he received a merit award. He is now also the owner of Cabilka Film, a video production company.