GAFFER & DIRECTOR

Deniz

Celik

ABOUT

Deniz

Exploring the stories of those who's cut from a different cloth.

From a one-man band to an official team that's worked on over 250 projects, Deniz, and his Maxed Out Films, have been making music videos for over five years. Beginning with just a camera in his hand, Deniz admits that starting is never easy,

"The beginning is always tough, there's going to be very few that support you or appreciate what you're doing."

But as his success grew, Deniz can confidently look back at his journey with pride. By taking risks and moving past his failures, Deniz has created a range of videos that showcase the local talent in the Western Sydney area. Take Onefour's Spot the Difference; working with a 200-people cast, Deniz applied his magic and created a music video that reached 3 million views in its first week alone.

His one tip on making it big?

"Follow your gut."

Watch the video above for more on the creative genius behind Maxed Out Films.

Credits

Director

Omar Aziz

Executive Producer & D.O.P

Mustafa Allawi

Creative Director

Jerald Luya

Editor

Christobal Olguin

Colourist

Kenneth Zheng

Designer

Jerald Luya

Celestia Sadeli

Special thanks to

Aye Soe

Sereen Omran

Tabby Gyde

Hanan Merheb

Sebastian Reategui

Baro Lee

Kaan Cansiz

Francis Sicat