İpek Erden

İpek Erden studied Business Management in Koç University and London School of Economics. After starting a career in finance working in one of the acknowledged firms, Deloitte, as an auditor, she has stepped into the film industry in 2010. Since then, she has worked in various roles in many major productions, both local and international, such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), The Two Faces of January (2014) Ali and Nino (2016), Never Leave Me (2017) and digital platform series Hakan Muhafız (2018-2020) and Aşk 101 (2020-2021). She produced four different short films in 2017. In the same year, she undertook the task of international communication and coordination of the Antalya Film Festival.

Ipek founded her production company Vayka Film in 2018. The short films she produced such as Distant Mirror (2022) and One Way (2022) were selected for many development platforms and received support from the Ministry of Culture and TRT 12 Punto. In 2019, she founded the independent theater group Tiyatro Motus, and produced her first theater play The Good God of Manhattan which premiered in Istanbul Theater Festival in 2020. As a producer, she was selected to the Sarajevo Talents programme 2020 and EAVE Producers Workshop 2023.

She took on the line production for filming in Turkey for the feature film Aftersun (2022), which won the French Jury Prize as part of the competition of Semaine de la Critique – Cannes Film Festival.
Vayka Film’s feature film production A Guide to Living for the Dead, which is in post production, was selected to the Frontières Platform as part of Marché du Film 2022 – Cannes Film Festival. Ipek is currently working on the development of the new feature film and series projects.