After producing several radio shows and TV programs in Turkey, she went to New York City where she took classes on Film & Video at The New School University.
While contributing to Turkish media from USA, she produced off-off Broadway shows (I, Anatolia & 1001 New York Nights) and developed movies for TV.
Her play production Wall was staged at 15th International Istanbul Theater Festival.
With a BA in Business Administration, Umut studied Sociology at Istanbul University and Master’s Thesis in Cinema at Istanbul Commercial University.
Based in Istanbul, Umut continues to develop TV & Film projects.
2003 – Student Seduction – Assistant to Executive Producer (Lifetime TV)
2007 – The Magical Call of Oryantal – Producer & Director (Documentary)
2019 – I Had A Dream – Co-Producer (Documentary)
2020 – The Cemil Show – Co-Producer (Feature Film)
2020 – Felicity of Fallacy – Writer & Producer (Mockumentary)
2021 – Blurry Blue – Producer (Feature Film)