Film director, scriptwriter, producer,
actor (B. March 22nd, 1924, Istanbul – D. August 29th,
1998, Istanbul). His full name was Osman Fahir Seden. He was the son of filmmaker
Kemal Seden, who opened one of the first movie theaters and established the first
private film production company (Kemal Film). After he graduated from
During the first years of him as a film director, he collaborated with Lütfü Akad, one of the well-known directors of the period that was named as “the Filmmakers Era”, which came after the period of the theatre players. In this period, he directed the films İntikam Alevi and Bir Avuç Toprak by making small changes in the theme of the films Katil and Beyaz Mendil of Akad. After 1960s, he started producing comedy, detective-adventure comedy and musical films. He kept up with the fashion of those times and produced films for commercial purposes by benefiting from the fame of the artists, particularly voice artists, who were not in the film industry. He directed the films Berduş, Altın Kafes, Gurbet, Kırık Plak and Aşk Hırsızı, all of which except Aşk Hırsızı portrayed Zeki Müren as a singer, and directed films based on child characters such as Ayşecik Yavru Melek, Katilin Kızı. Bana Annemi Anlat. He reflected his own identity of a filmmaker with the films Namus Uğruna and Çalıkuşu that he adapted into film from the Reşat Nuri Güntekin’s work of the same title. The Ministry of Culture entitled him, the director that won many awards during his art life as the State Artist in 1991.
İki Aşk Arasında (1961), Mahalleye Gelen Gelin (1961), Aşktan da Üstün (1962), Ayşecik Yavru Melek (1962), Ne Şeker Şey (1962), Beş Şeker kız (1964), Affetmeyen Kadın (1964), Çalıkuşu (1966), Sinekli Bakkal (1967), Beş Milyoncuk Borç Verir misin? (1975), Batsın Bu Dünya (1975), İnek Şaban (1978), Bekçiler kralı (1979), Vazgeç gönlüm (1981), Yakılacak kadın (1982), Telekızlar (1985), Yeniden Doğmak (TV) . KAYNAKÇA: Türkiye Ansiklopedisi (c. 4, s. 1231-1232, 1974), Atilla Dorsay / Türk ve Dünya Sineması Ansiklopedisi (Turhan Gürkan ile, 1983), Büyük Larousse (c. 17, s. 10282, 1986), Ana Britannica (c. 19, s. 196-197, 1987), Kurtuluş Kayalı / Yönetmenler Çerçevesinde Türk Sineması (1994), Nilgün Abisel / Türk Sineması Üzerine Yazılar (1994) - Popüler Sinema ve Türler (1995), Sevim Ak / Mahalle Sineması (1996), Giovanni Scognamillo / Türk Sinema Tarihi (2. bas. 2003), Agâh Özgüç / Türk Filmleri Sözlüğü 1917-2009 (2009), Nijat Özön / Türk Sineması Tarihi 1896-1960 (3. bas. 2010), İhsan Işık / Ünlü Sanatçılar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, c. 5, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013).