Melisa Kurtay |1st AD

Melisa is a highly experienced 1st AD. Her work includes period dramas, big crowds, action sequences involving stunts and special effects (SFX), VFX units, comedy, drama, working with animals, music-driven dramas, and more.

In addition to working in the UK, she has also worked on productions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her international experience has enriched her understanding of different filmmaking cultures and allowed her to adapt seamlessly to diverse production environments.

TV

THE COLOUR OF VICTORY: HEROES OF WW2
1st AD 
October Films / Green Door Productions for National Geographic | Directed by Adeyemi Michael
Produced and narrated by Idris Elba
CHAMPION 1st AD
BBC / Netflix | Directed by Adeyemi Michael
Produced by Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor
DEATH TO 2021 1st AD
Broke and Bones / Netflix | Directed by Jack Clough
Produced by Jay Patumanoan, Hazel Rose & Simon Winkler
THE BASTARD SON & THE DEVIL HIMSELF 1st AD
Imaginarium Productions for Netflix | Directed by Colm McCarthy
Produced by Steve Clark-Hall & Adrian Sturges
THE GREAT
Season 2 | Episode 1
1st AD
Hulu | Directed by Colin Bucksey
Produced by Tony McNamara & Dean O'Toole
TED LASSO 1st AD | Main Unit Cover
Shoe Bucket Ltd | Directed by Declan Lowney
THE SPANISH PRINCESS 1st AD | Action Unit
New Pictures | Directed by Chanya Button
CALL THE MIDWIFE 1st AD | Main Unit Cover
Neal Street Productions | Directed by David O'Neil
BULLETPROOF 1st AD | Pickup Unit
Vertigo Films | Directed by Diarmuid Goggins
MADE IN HEAVEN 1st AD
Amazon Prime | Directed by Zoya Akhtar
MORD KOMMISSION ISTANBUL
Episodes 10 - 14, Episode 19
1st AD
Ziegler Film | Directed by Thorsten Schmidt, Thomas Jauch & Marc Brummund
GOURMET WARS 1st AD
Karma Films | Directed by Lucio Pellegrino
SALVE JORGE 1st AD
Rede Globo | Directed by Marcos Schechtman

Feature Films

WHITE  1st AD 
Blackwater Pictures | Directed by Steve Waddington
Produced by Antoine Dixon-Bellot, Tiernan Hanby, Kevin Harvey, Krystian Kozlowski & Matthew Whyte
A VIOLENT MAN 1st AD
Ascendant Films | Directed by Ross McCall
Produced by Stefan D'Bart, Hester Ruoff & Bart Ruspoli
THE PROTÉGÉ 1st AD | Pickup Unit
Millenium Films | Directed by Martin Campbell
Produced by Various
THE SWIMMERS
Test Scenes
1st AD
Working Title | Directed by Sally El Husseini
Produced by Tim Bevan, Tim Cole, Eric Fellner & Ali Jaafar
BARE 1st AD
Raindog Films | Directed by Lorna Tucker
Produced by Trish D Chetty & Ged Doherty
CHARLIE'S ANGELS 1st AD | Main Unit | Turkey
Sony Pictures Entertainment | Directed by Elizabeth Banks
Produced by Various
THE PROTECTOR 1st AD
Passionflix | Directed by Tosca Musk
Produced by Martyn Gretton & Andrew Prendergast
THE JOURNEY 1st AD
RSA Films / AZ Films | Directed by Ridley Scott
INFERNO 1st AD | Turkey
Sony Pictures Colombia | Directed by Ron Howard
Produced by Brian Grazer & Ron Howard
DJAM 1st AD
Princes Production | Directed by Tony Gatlif
THE SCAM 1st AD
Excel Entertainment | Directed by Reema Kagti
THE WATER DIVINER 1st AD | Main Unit | Turkey
Ratpac Entertainment | Directed by Russell Crowe
Produced by Troy Lum, Andrew Mason & Keith Rodger
ONE NIGHT IN ISTANBUL 1st AD 
Hopscotch Features / Stray Dog Films | Directed by James Marquand
Produced by Nicky Allt, Krystian Kozlowski & Mathew Whyte
SKYFALL 2nd AD | Main Unit | Turkey
Eon Productions | Directed by Sam Mendes
Produced by Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson
TAKEN 2 1st AD
Europacorp | Directed by Olivier Megaton
Produced by Luc Besson
THE BONNARD AFFAIR 1st AD
Karma Films | Directed by Anna Maria Panzera

Documentaries

BEHIND THE FORCE 1st AD
Behind the Force Inc | Directed by Roger Christian

Commercials

NIKE 1st AD
World Apart | Directed by Arnaud Deroudhille
APPLE INC - MADE IN LDN 1st AD
Smuggler | Directed by Fenn O'Meally
MARS INCORPORATED 1st AD
Daily Lunge | Directed by Jess Dowse
CLEAR SHAMPOO Line Producer
CPS Productions | Directed by Ahmet Uygun
KNORR Line Producer
CPS Productions | Directed by Oussama Oussidhoum
G20 ANTALYA - WORLD SUMMIT FILM Line Producer
CPS Productions | Directed by Bertan Basaran
FOX TV 1st AD
Red Bee Creative | Directed by Matt Losasso
PERSIL 1st AD
Academy Films | Directed by Marcus Soderlund
PROSPECT (MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT) 1st AD
Mida/Seers | Directed by Roger Christian
ZEN DIAMOND 1st AD
Edcommercials | Directed by Paul Vos
SINPAS 1st AD
Creavidi | Directed by Levent Semerci
MITSUBISHI 1st AD
Karma Films | Directed by Engin Yalci
ADIDAS 1st AD
Park Production | Directed by Fritz Flieder
COCA-COLA 2nd AD
Motion Films | Directed by Charles Richards
ESTRELLA 1st AD
Interfilm | Directed by Bill Fertik

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