Basak Erol is a Turkish American director of Commercials, Fashion films and Music Videos.
She started her career as creative coordinator at an A-list production company in Los Angeles. Shortly after, she gained attention for her personal work and was commissioned to write and direct content for MTV, which started her career as a commercial film director.
She has directed commercials for Dove, Wagamama, Elidor and Suja, and branded content and music videos for Anne Marie, Issey Miyake, Killspencer and Active Child. Her work got nominated for “Video of the Year” at 2018 ‘BRIT’ Awards.
In recent years, with the evocative nature of her work and personality, she’s been identified with female empowerment. Known for her distinctive visuals and signature look that goes against the pace, her films have been described as explosive, sensual and fearless, a stylized work that makes you “feel”.
Originally from Istanbul, Basak grew up in a unique mixture of Eastern and Western cultures. She moved to California in 2006 and lived in Los Angeles until 2019. Now living in London, Basak is represented by Blink in UK and Ruffian in US for commercials and music videos.