Taylan Sinan Yilmaz is a Director, Screenwriter and Cinematographer based in both New York City and Los Angeles USA.
He was born in 1977 in Turkey. He began his career working as a cartoonist for several major comic magazines before his university education. After that he was graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Department of Painting in Istanbul Turkey in 2005. Thus, he has strong understanding over an idea, story and visual storytelling.
In 2008 he moved to New York City and mostly focused on his film works.
His first short film ENDLESS selected to prestigious British Film Institutes SIGHT&SOUND MAGAZINE's "The year’s best new online movies, by 16 international correspondents selection" in 2012. Endless won REEL13 Short Film Contest and aired on PBS station WNET 13 in the U.S. Also film selected to many festivals around the globe including Reykjavik Film festival, IF Film Festival, Golden Apricot, Istanbul Film Festival, Izmir FF and more...
In the recent years Taylan collaborated with many advertising agencies in the US such as TBWA\CHIAT\DAY, OGILVY & MATHER, POOL, INHOUSE & PARTNERS, BUREAU NY, IGNITION CREATIVE, MOSS, ART PARTNER and more. Recently he directed tv commercials for big brands like Nissan USA, Fitbit, ESPN.
His multi disciplinary and multi cultural background brings a diverse approach and a unique perspective to any genre he works on.
Beside directing Taylan is an artist, painter and a photographer. He loves good movies more than anything and currently working on his feature film projects.