Mete Gümürhan (1975) was raised in Rotterdam by a family of Turkish heritage. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in film-making from Willem de Kooning Academy’s Audio-visual Design and Art department in 2009. He is a co-founder of Kaliber Film, an internationally oriented and creative independent production company in Rotterdam and Istanbul. He (co-)developed and produced several award-winning shorts and feature films, such as Aslı Özge’s Men on the Bridge (Locarno) and Lifelong (Berlinale), Adrian Sitaru’s The Cage (Berlinale) and Willem Baptist’s I’m Never Afraid! (IDFA). The documentary Young Wrestlers marked his directorial debut, which had its world premiere in the 2015 Berlinale’s Generation K-plus section and won a Special Mention. Most recently the film was awarded with Behlül Dal Special Jury Award and Best Editing at International Antalya Film Festival and with a Special Mention at Cinekid. He is currently working on his fiction film-project MNK Boy, supported by Turkish Ministry of Culture, Netherlands Film Fund and TRT.