Emre Sahin is a multi-award winning Turkish-American director. He wrote, directed and edited the feature film “40”, shot on location in Istanbul, Turkey. “40” stars Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine of the acclaimed NBC series Heroes and HBO’s Treme.
The Turkish press has dubbed Emre “the new wave of Turkish filmmaking” while Variety magazine called him a “talent to watch.” Sahin credits his “blend of gritty, raw verite with polished cinematography” to growing up in amidst the chaos of Istanbul.
“40” was Emre’s first full-length feature. It received critical acclaim as well as a Special Jury Mention at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for its “energy and stylish directing”. Sahin won the coveted best new talent award at the 46th Antalya International Film Festival for his directing work in 40. He is also the winner of the “Best Director” award at the 2011 Romanian International Film Festival. Additionally the film was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival and was in competition at the Palm Springs Film Festival’s New voices/New visions category. 40 was released theatrically in Turkey as well as territories around the world.
Prior to 40, Sahin directed documentaries and non-scripted projects including Beyond The Bull, a year long project following 3 professional bull riders, Life As A Marine, following the first year of new recruits in the U.S Marine Crops and Fight or Die with Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace.