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Deniz Demirer

Director of Photography, Public Shore Films
Brooklyn, NY US
Open To Mentoring
Award-Winning Cinematographer, Filmmaker, and Family man.


Deniz Demirer is a filmmaker currently based in New York. His work is characterized by a use of verisimilitude that provokes immediate and visceral relationships between audience and story. His unusual blend of intimacy with hardscrabble urban existence frequently explores such subjects as exile and self-destruction, with an eye toward revealing the fragility of the human condition. Demirer credits his fearless approach to filmmaking to his years of mentorship under maverick filmmaker Rob Nilsson, the renowned innovator who pioneered the technique of “Direct Action Cinema,” a method that relies heavily on jazz-like improvisation. Demirer’s work as a writer and director includes five completed feature films, Nocturnal Jake (2009), Not I (2010), American Mongrel (2014), Ezer Kenegdo (2016) and Chinaroom (2016), and he currently has two new features in development. He has also written and directed over a dozen short films, including Simon’s Agony (2021), and his forthcoming short Above the Sunset (2022). In addition to writing and directing, Deniz has worked both as an actor, and a cinematographer. He recently completed cinematography for Francis Maxwell’s Post No Bills (2022) which has been admitted into competition at the Academy Qualifying Nashville Film Festival. Deniz has garnered high praise and critical acclaim from legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins for the extraordinary cinematography on the award-winning short film Forest Born (2016). http://www.demirerfilm.com IMDB: Deniz Demirer