He started as a camera assistant in 1998 and continued as a director assistant in the film industry. After graduating from the University of Southern California's cinematic arts department , he returned to Istanbul in 2006 and continued his education in Bahcesehir University Cinema TV department . He worked on his own projects throughout this process . In 2011 , he was accepted to the US San Francisco Art Institute and completed his master's degree on film , and started living in San Francisco and directed various advertising projects . Hakan came back to Turkey in 2014 and directed various commercials and music video projects . As a production designer , he worked for 2 episodes on the ''Tyrant'' series broadcast on the American Fox channel . He currently directs commercials and writes scripts for his own motion picture projects.