Orkide Ünsür is a published author and an award winning Turkish filmmaker from Istanbul. She was born in Ankara. She is originally from Balkan (Roumelia) as her grandparents came from Serres, Sofia, Kilkis and Thessaloniki. She graduated from the University of Istanbul, Faculty of Business Administration. She was trained as a filmmaker, successfully attending courses for camera, editing, interviewing technique organized by BBC team in ATV and by CNN International team in CNNTÜRK. She worked as a TV reporter, an assistant director, an assistant producer, a script writer, a director and a producer in national TV channels and production companies. She directed promotion films as a freelance director; made two short documentaries one as a co-producer and one as an executive producer; worked in short movies as a production coordinator, an art director and an actress.
As a producer, director and screenplay writer, she created the two awarded short documentaries 8’den 8’e Sahildekiler (Coastlanders 8 to 8), Metruk (The Abandoned) and the awarded short screenplay Sitophobia.
She acted as a jury member for the 11th National Short Film Festival and she was a panelist for the 4 Film Directors, 4 Films “Women Behind the Camera” Film Screening and Panel Discussion.
She finished to write “The SCARLET AWAKENING-Some Cinematic Dark Stories” on April 19, 2016.
Her second book (she is the project director and also one of the writers of this book) Aşkın Karanlık Yüzü – 14 Şubat İçin 14 Yazardan 14 Karanlık Öykü (The Dark Side Of Love – 14 Writers, 14 Dark Love Stories for 14 February) has been published and released by İthaki Yayınları (Ithaki Publishing) in February 2017.
Orkide Ünsür has been working on her new book as well as her film projects.