He writes for publications such as the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal, as well as providing expert analysis for broadcasters including the BBC, Sky and CNN.
He has producer credits on several feature films including the multi-national co-production The Empty Home, Kyrgyzstan’s official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2013, the UK feature documentary Finding Family which premiered at the Sarajevo Film Festival in August 2013, and the UK/South African feature documentary One Humanity, which premiered in London and Pretoria in April 2014.
Eylem’s particular interests lie in Middle Eastern film and television, representation of ‘honour’ crimes in the media, and women’s cinema. She writes frequently on issues around gender and culture for the Huffington Post and for her co-authored blog on women’s cinema: Auteuse Theories. Eylem
is the author of Women and Turkish Cinema: Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation (2012) and the editor of the Directory of World Cinema: Turkey (Intellect, 2013).
Cüneyt’s first critical piece appeared in Antrakt magazine in 1992. Since then he has worked with Roll, Express, Sinerama, Sinema, Empire, Altyazı and Milliyet Sanat. Currently he is the film critic for Birgün, a daily newspaper distributed nationally in Turkey. In addition he presents a weekly film review show on Açık Radyo. He has also acted in two films; Lifelong (dir. Aslı Özge, 2013) and Eye Am (dir. Hakkı Kurtuluş & Melik Saraçoğlu, 2013) and in the television series Çıplak Gerçek (Naked Truth).
Cüneyt is a member of FIPRESCI and NETPAC and has been on the jury for many film festivals.