bessy bio

Bessy Adut is a film director, producer and screenwriter born in Istanbul, Turkey and lives in the United States. She holds an M.F.A. in Film Directing from CalArts as a Fulbright Alumni and a B.A. in Film & Television from Istanbul Bilgi University. She was a screenplay grant winner in Turkey, she wrote and directed “Tolerance” and “Strange Little Girl” screened in several international festivals in Los Angeles “Pasadena Art Center Film Festival winner”, New York “Brooklyn Art Film Festival” and Istanbul “Akbank Film Festival winner”. She directed and hosted an international documentary “Mysteries of Cinema” for Television. She has worked as a freelance Assistant Director, Script Supervisor and Production Assistant in commercials, independent films and Television formats. She also taught “Film Production” and “Film Editing” classes in University. She worked as a freelance videographer/photographer mostly for art events and promo videos.

She decided to start her own business in 2015 and opened “Queen B. Film Hive” for all kinds of Film and Television productions.