Pinar Binay, originally from a small town in Western Turkey, is a creative producer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles.
Pinar graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a major in Film and TV Production and triple minors in Producing, Art History, and the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. Right after graduation, she worked for two producing managers at Entertainment 360. Most recently, Pinar has been selected to Film Independent's Project Involve 2023 on the producing track.
She also has experience working for acclaimed producers at her internships at Maven Pictures (Trudie Styler - Celine Rattray), Unique Features (Bob Shaye), Chronology Entertainment (Eric Heisserer) and independent producers Oscar Boyson (GOOD TIME, UNCUT GEMS) and Christina DeHaven-Call (BLACK CARD).
She also has an affinity for film festivals and is an active volunteer for Sundance Film Festival and acted as festival coordinator for the 18th New York Turkish Film Festival.
As a producer, she advocates for genre stories with a twist and diverse creators. She enjoys the creative process more than anything else and is willing to take on the paperwork to help creatives bring their visions to the screen. Coming from an immigrant background, she aspires to find the most authentic stories in innovatively told histories.
Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, has selected 30 filmmakers for Project Involve 2023.
WHEN TEA CUPS FLY
When their wealthy aunts threaten to evict a family of toymakers, a strange link to a magical pair of dolls forces them to reconsider.
Written and to be directed by Maya Johnson
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An immigrant boy of the Depression-era soars above his family's tragedies.
Written and Directed by Yasmin Gorenberg.
ANYTHING THAT MOVES
A coming of age western set on a haunted ranch where the pressures of hunting manifest into reality.
Written and Directed by Max Guillen
BURN BABY BURN
A chef is asked to cater his ex's wedding. Let the good times roll. Burn, Baby, Burn is a dark comedy about not letting go.
Written and directed by J Anthony Roman
After surviving a brutal assault, a Taiwanese pianist attempts to help her daughter prepare for a piano recital.
Directed by Matthew Lai
A susceptible preteen and her younger sister embark on a weekend trip with their manipulative nanny only to discover that she is not who they thought, and their return is uncertain.
Written and Directed by Carmen Antón García
A habitual pickpocket, Dante steals a wallet from a Mysterious Man outside a Pizzeria. Upon inspection of the wallet, Dante discovers something leading back to a missing young girl.
Written and Directed by Jeron Jordan