Cenk Ertürk received a degree in Economics at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul before pursuing his passion for filmmaking. After a string of short films, including Posthumous (2011), Zeitgeist (2016), and Sparrows (2016), his pursuit took him to New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts for an MFA degree. He wrote the script for Noah Land as part of his thesis at the Tisch School. His most recent short film, Shall No One Hold My Hand! (2018), which was a character study for Noah Land, was selected for the 2018 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Noah Land is his first feature as a writer and director.