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This Is Us

Agency Zeynep Orbay

Client NCL 2021 | Zeynep Orbay


NCL 2021

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While women around the world often feel constrained by traditional gender roles, athletes in Turkey are committed to pursuing their love for sport and fitness while staying true to themselves.

In ‘This is Us’ we celebrate the stories of elite and everyday athletes from across Turkey, encouraging women to push beyond personal barriers and the limitations others may place on them.

The film features prominent female figures from Turkey’s emerging sport and fitness scene, including Turkish National Basketball Team star, Işıl Alben; Tennis Player, İpek Soylu; Triathlete, Esra Gökçek; National Kickboxer, Funda Diken Alkayış; Dans Fabrika Dancers, led by Çisil Sıkı; and Actresses Dilan Çiçek Deniz and Elvin Levinler.

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Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam

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My Role in This Project
This was one of my first films I worked on at Wieden+Kennedy and being Turkish, it will always have a special place in my heart as it talks directly to the women of Turkey. I was the art director on this campaign. I helped to find the insights that resonate with the audience, highlighted political barriers women face in the region and helped to create a piece of work that became viral in a very short period of time in Turkey.

I was a part of this project from the beginning till the end.

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