Turgut Akacik was born in Istanbul in 1980. He studied sculpture at high school and he was interested in stop-motion animation since then. An internsip at anima Istanbul caused his decision to go on with his career as an animator. He studied animation in Anatolian University; Fine Arts Faculty. He first worked as a character animator, then became the lead animator and finally director at anima Istanbul. He continues to direct TV commercials at autonomy production house, and doesn’t intend to stop animating anytime soon!