“If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.” ― Stanley Kubrick
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İlkay Uygur, 1986 yılında İstanbul'da doğdu. Lisans eğitimini Kuzey Kıbrıs'ta Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi Sinema Televizyon bölümünde tamamladı.
Çocukluk yıllarından beri sinemaya ilgi duyan yönetmen sinemaya ilk adımını, Bollywood’un önde gelen yapım şirketlerinden TIPS Film Industries’in yapımcılığını üstlendiği RACE 2 filminde reji asistanı olarak attı. Ardından Ayla, Müslüm, Naim gibi filmlerle bilinen yapım şirketi Dijital Sanatlar Yapım Evi bünyesinde çekilen birçok reklam filminde reji olarak görev aldı.
2021 yılında, oyuncu kadrosunda Altın Portakal ödüllü Serkan Ercan ve Mehmet Esen’in de olduğu ilk uzun metraj sinema filmi Düş Peşine’yi çekti.
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llkay Uygur was born in 1986 in Istanbul. He received his education at the Girne American University, Radio, Cinema and Television Department in Northern Cyprus.
Growing up as a child fascinated by cinema, he stepped into the industry as an assistant director of the movie RACE 2 which was produced
by TIPS Film Industries, one of the leading production companies of Bollywood. Also he worked as assistant director in commercial films at the Dijital Sanatlar, which is known for films such as Ayla, Müslüm and Naim.
In 2015, he turned his steps towards digital media and took part in the establishment of Onedio's video department, Turkey's largest video content platform and BuzzFeed partner.
Since then, he directed many digital contents like commercial films, documentaries and live broadcasts.
He directed his first feature film “Düş Peşine” (Nays Film) in 2021 and he continues his career as a commercial film and documentary director.