Hello, my name is Deniz Berkin and Awake at Dawn Productions is my film production and photography company. Thank you for visiting this site. I have been making films and taking pictures, off and on, ever since I was 16 and still continue to love doing both. I have a day job as a software developer but luckily it gives me the flexibility to enjoy my moviemaking and photography passions. I am a member of IFCO ( Independent Filmmakers Co-Operative of Ottawa ) and was formerly the President on their Board of Directors for four years.

I am lucky that I have the freedom to create any type of film I want, which is often what I do. They are usually anywhere between 2 and 10 minutes and range in topics from abstract and experimental to slapstick comedy to country western videos - a very wide range. I try to get the films screened as often as I can but I do admit that they are not for everyone's taste. Some end up having a little bit of popularity and others, well let's just say that I'm the only one who really gets a kick out of them.

The photos that I take are my attempts to capture a dream quality or a dream feel. Things I tend to like are pictures that are blurry, out of focus, poorly composed, poorly lit and generally break every rule on what constitutes a nice picture. By the way, the photos on this site are grouped into multiple series since the complete set can sometimes work better together than any individual photo might alone.

That's it for me , feel free to watch the movies or flip thru the pictures. Hopefully you find something you can enjoy but if not thanks for taking a look anyway.

By the way check out another IFCO filmmaker who is doing a lot of great work, Roger D. Wilson
Roger D. Wilson



Recent Screenings:

Taconic Sculptures                                                      Jan 2 2009               Mayfair Theater, Ottawa
Wedding Day Blues                                                     Feb 14 2009            Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa
Street Dreamz                                                              April 2 2009             Mercury Lounge, Ottawa
Street Dreamz                                                              April 30 2009           Babylon Nightclub, Ottawa
Strange Days                                                               June 5 2009             Mercury Lounge, Ottawa
Death Deals the Ace of Spades                                July 16 2009             Rideau Street Underpass, Ottawa
Beyond Uranium                                                           August 8 2009         Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa
Street Dreamz                                                              August 15 2009       Dundonald Park, Ottawa
The Closed Door                                                          Oct 1 2009               Mercury Lounge, Ottawa
Street Dreamz                                                              Nov 7 2009               Sweet 16 - Cinevic, Victoria BC
Someone is Watching Me                                           Nov 19 2009            Visible Verse 2009 Victoria, BC
Television Times                                                          Jan 15 2010             The Collection/Bar 56 Ottawa, On
Late Nights and Green Lights                                     Jan 28 2010             Mayfair Theater, Ottawa, On
Ghost Hunter's Strangest Case                                  March 20 2010        Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa
Wedding Day Blues                                                     April 2-4 2010          Faux Film Festival 2010 Portland Oregon
Lonely Woman                                                              June 3 2010             Mercury Lounge, Ottawa
Nosferatu on an Off Night                                             July 8 2010              Rideau Street Underpass, Ottawa
Tunnel of Love                                                               Sept 6-12 2010       Super 8 mm Festival, Szeged Hungary
Beyond Uranium                                                           Sept 2 2010             Mercury Lounge, Ottawa
Nosferatu on an Off Night                                             Nov 4 2010              Bytowne Theater , Ottawa
Street Dreamz                                                                Nov 4 2010             Mercury Lounge, Ottawa
The Photographer                                                         Jan 15 2011            Collection/Bar 56, Ottawa
187 Days until XMAS                                                    March 12 2011       Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa
Deniz Berkin Film Evening (Reel Thursday's )           June 2 2011            Collection/Bar 56, Ottawa
187 Days until XMAS                                                    Oct 24 2011            Flicker, Spokane Washington
Nosferatu on an Off Night                                             Oct 24 2011            Flicker, Spokane Washington
Ice Cold Hearts                                                              Febuary 3 2012       Arts Court Theater, Ottawa
Dispatches from the Dead                                           April 21 2012           Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa
Nosferatu on an Off Night                                             July 26 2012            Tete a Tete Screening, Sackville NB
Street Dreamz                                                               July 26 2012            Tete a Tete Screening, Sackville NB
I'd Feel Better if it was Freezing Cold                        January 11 2013      Saw Gallery, Ottawa Ontario
Anti Valentine's Day Screening                                  February 5 2013       Saw Gallery, Ottawa Ontario
The Lonesome Ottawa Cowboy                                 April 24 2013            Bytowne Theater, Ottawa Ontario
Crueler than Nightmares                                              Oct 29 2013              Mayfair Theater, Ottawa Ontario
I'd Feel Better if it was Freezing Cold                        Nov 7 2013                Mercury Lounge, Ottawa Ontario
187 Days until Xmas                                                    Dec 4 2013              Mercury Lounge, Ottawa Ontario
187 Days until Xmas                                                    Dec 21 2013            Super 8 Screening, Cambridge England
No Mountain High Enough                                           Jan 31 2014             Club Saw, Ottawa Ontario
Room Service                                                               April 19 2014            Club Saw, Ottawa Ontario
Speeding Bullets Screening                                         June 22 2014           Club Saw , Ottawa Ontario
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