Ozan discovered his love for film at an early age. When he was 12, he and his family went to a viewing of Rocky IV at the George Street Hoyts Cinema. It was the first film he'd seen that received a standing ovation. Seeing the movie had that power over the audience awakened an unknown passion for film and cinematography within him. 30 years on with his small but agile team, Ozan manages a fast-pasted, quick turn over production company.
Michael joined the Fikri Films team in early 2014 almost by accident. As an actor needing a showreel, he approached Ozzie to complete the job and watching Oz edit, discovered he had an eye for it. 4 years later, Michael has come a long way. Overhauling the first season of Highlands TV with new found editing and graphics skills, Michael’s work has aired on Prime Seven’s Sunrise, Channel Ten’s The Project, WIN TV and Channel Nine. Ever restless, Michael moved into story board compositing for Nickelodeon’s Skinner Boys in 2015-2016 and has since started his own film company, ARTISTE FILMS, working alongside Fikri Films. Michael’s next big endeavour is working with Ozzie on ‘In the States Down Under’ and then his first Australian Independent feature film.
Eleanor joined the team in August 2017 after Ozan had given her the courage to see the potential she has a film maker.Eleanor has always had a passion for the arts and entertainment industry. She looks forward to attending Pulse, an acting school in Sydney in 2018. Eleanor also looks forward to unlocking her potential and continuing to improve her skills across the board.