Serkan Nihat is an award-winning London based Film-Maker working
in the British TV & Film industry.
Born in Edmonton, North London Serkan’s introduction to cinema was from the silver-age of Turkish cinema.
Having begun in post-production Serkan was one of foremost assistant editors in the UK having worked on major UK dramas such as Spooks, Hustle, Broadchurch and Taboo. Serkan also oversaw the very first fully tapeless workflow on a drama series (Law & Order).
As an editor, he has specialised in editing trailers and TV spots and feature length documentaries.
Since making the transition to director, he has directed campaigns for numerous brands, and in 2018 won the Cannes Silver Dolphin award and was
a finalist in the Creative pool industry awards. In 2019 he was
awarded an Evcom Award for a Vogue campaign and has since won
another three EVCOM awards.
His short film ‘Apex’ starring Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders) and Tom Weston Jones (Dickensian) won the Cannes Short Film Competition with ‘Best film’ and ‘Audience Award.’
He directed the comedy drama pilot 'Wake Me Up' starring Charlotte Riley, T'Nia Miller (The Peripheral) and Nick Helm (Uncle).
He has just completed his debut feature film ‘Exodus’ which will be released in 2023.