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Sinan Sevinç Signs Globally to Stink Rising

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The award-winning director is the latest addition to a growing roster

Sinan Sevinç Signs Globally to Stink Rising

Stink Rising announces the signing of award-winning director, Sinan Sevinç, to its global talent roster. Stink Rising, a dedicated platform for nurturing and celebrating up-and-coming directorial talent, is Sinan’s first professional signing. He is currently studying at the prestigious Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg for a diploma in Directing Advertising Film. Sinan 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, most recently.

Sinan pairs a background in journalism with his own personal experiences growing up as part of a multicultural household within a small German town. Sinan was exposed to the dualities of life from a young age. Experiencing a typical German upbringing from his mother, and the Kurdish side from his father, he learnt to view the world through more than one lens; an insight which is evident in his catalogue of work and filmography. Sinan 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.

Despite moving away from journalism, Sinan carries with him the need for precision, accuracy and authenticity into his directing. Intense periods of research form the basis of his films, which he strives to make as authentic and representative of the period or narrative that they are based in.

"Authenticity is key for me. As a trained journalist, I set great store by credibility." commented Sinan. "I work out every detail from set design, to cast, to costumes. I know that can be exhausting for all departments sometimes but in the end it's the details that matter.“

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 a young black man, Huwe Burton, 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 won numerous awards, including at the Shark Awards for Best Direction, bronze at the Ciclope’s, two golds at the YDAs and winning at 1.4.

Sinan continued: “My ambition as a director is to tell authentic stories with a multicultural sensibility that trigger emotions. 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 Belil, global head of Stink Rising and music videos, said: “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!”

Stink’s global head of film, Blake Powell, added: “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.”

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Stink, Thu, 19 May 2022 11:33:13 GMT