Sinan Sevinç signs to Stink Rising
Promonews - 23rd May 2022
Stink Rising have announced the signing of award-winning director Sinan Sevinç to their global talent roster.
Currently studying at the prestigious Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg for a diploma in Directing Advertising Film, Sevinç has already worked with brands such as Porsche and Mercedes, and has been recognised with numerous industry awards, including at the Shots awards, Ciclope’s and 1.4s, and the Young Directors Award at the DWP/ German Advertising Film Awards.
Sevinç is German/Kurdish, who grew up in a small German town, and was inspired to shift careers from journalism to directing, due to a desire to tell stories from his own perspective, and portray his own creativity through film without the constraints of journalistic rules, responsibilities and time pressures. At the same time his work is based on journalistic research, to attain precision and authenticity.
His work Born Guilty, for the organisation The Innocence Project, which works to tackle errors of judgement in the USA, tells the true story of Huwe Burton, a young black man from the Bronx, who was wrongly accused and imprisoned for 19 years for killing his own mother, and spent the duration fighting for his freedom and innocence. The film has won numerous awards, including at the Shark Awards for Best Direction, bronze at the Ciclopes, two golds at the YDAs and winning at 1.4.
“My ambition as a director is to tell authentic stories with a multicultural sensibility that trigger emotions," says Sevinç. "Stink is one of the biggest industry players globally, and I had great conversations with the whole team, so it felt like the right decision to join the Stink family.”
Hannah Belill, Global Head of Stink Rising and Music Videos, says: “We’re so excited to add Sinan to the Stink Rising roster, our global talent spotlight. Born Guilty, based on the true story of Huwe Burton, demonstrates his incredible ambition to tell important stories from marginalised groups and blends his journalistic roots with impressive craft to deliver really gripping storytelling. The other stand out, Dirty Money, is equally as exciting, using a single visual motif - it’s so clever and has a sense of humour. Really looking forward to seeing what’s in store, we have high hopes!”
Blake Powell, Stink’s Global Head of Film, adds: “I think Born Guilty is an incredible piece of work. The craftwork is impeccable, especially for a director so early in their career. Sinan has an invigorating energy that is evident in his work. We can’t wait to get started.”
• Watch Sinan Sevinç's work at Stink Rising here
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