Filmmakers

The creators behind the ‘Circle’

  • Bekir Ognat Writer/Director

    Bekir Ognat, clearly intrepid man of many hats, started studying acting 5 years ago as an exciting fun experiment. He earned the nickname “Big Boss” from his acting friends in New York...

  • Ming Wong Costume Designer

    Born in Hong Kong and raised in New York City, Ming quickly discovered her love and talent at an early age. Moving beyond playing dress-up with her Barbie dolls, she applied and ...

  • Stephane Verzi Art Director

    Born in Rouen, France; Stephane spent his childhood among the fascinating merchandise of a big electronics warehouse store owned by his family. He spent 2 of his teen...

  • David Powers Assistant Art Director

    David Powers kicked the doors off its hinges when he chose a career in film in the summer of 2010. With no prior schooling in film he was on set by February 2011, and in less than 6 months...

  • Milica Petrovic Line Producer

    Born and raised in a small town in Eastern Serbia where film industry is not very developed nor a promising career, Milica's dream of becoming a director felt shut down very quick at first...

  • Maria Cabra Assistant Camera

    Maria Cabra is an Italian freelance photographer and cinematographer based in New York City. She attended Politecnico di Milano in Italy and has a degree in industrial design...

  • Galway McCullough Stunt Coordinator

    Galway moved to NYC from Minneapolis in the fall of 2003, and hit the ground running. Less than 24 hours after his arrival he began his first fight choreography gig in the city. He has...

  • Craig Slon Chief Audio Engineer

    Craig Slon is a New York-based Composer (specialized in classical and contemporary classical music), and a seasoned Audio Engineer with a vast experience in voice/audio recording ...

Bekir Ognat
Writer/Director
Bekir Ognat, clearly intrepid man of many hats, started studying acting 5 years ago as an exciting fun experiment. He earned the nickname “Big Boss” from his acting friends in New York due to his choices during improvisation exercises. Some of these strong choices, however, led him to be kicked out of school where he had been studying the Meisner Technique for 2 years. Nevertheless, he is not easily deterred, and soon after his tenacious curiosity had propelled him on to filmmaking courses at the School of Visual Arts, New York University, New York Film Academy, and the New School. At one point he concurrently had a full time job and classes 7 days a week at different schools. What is more, he sometimes slept in his car, and seriously wished he had an RV to make his life easier.

Down the road, he has now actively taken part in some film projects and he even volunteered in a number of indie movies, including “Hitting Rock Bottom”, and not long ago he also participated as a producer in the short film “Kill St”. Bekir currently has other upcoming movie projects of his own to be developed after this short film “CIRCLE” is fully completed and released. He still takes classes from HB Studio to stay connected to acting, which he firmly believes is the foundation of good filmmakers, writers, and directors.