Derya Celikkol

Derya Celikkol

Actress / Production Designer
Derya Celikkol is a Turkish actress & production designer based in Brooklyn, NY.

Full Bio
Derya Celikkol is a Turkish actor and production designer based in New York. She has had the pleasure of performing in theatrical productions at La Mama, Dixon Place, Rattlestick and Players Theatre amongst other NYC venues. She has performed as a lead in over 100 shows of the critically acclaimed Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec, for which she was an original devising member. She has starred in numerous films including Daria the Great for which she received a Best Actress Award at the Lionshead Film Festival and Fairytale of New York with a wide theatrical release in Turkey. Her production design work consists of award winning feature and short films, TV shows and commercials. She has also directed and produced films that gained her awards and festival selections all over the world. She is a proud graduate of the Experimental Theatre Wing/Tisch School of the Arts.

Professional Credits
Production Design:
Solitary - Montreal International FF '22, The New York Science Fiction FF '22, Solaris Film Festival '21, Roswell Sci Fi Film Fest '21, Sydney Science Fiction FF '21, Denver Underground FF '21, Venice Shorts '21, LA Sci-Fi Film Fest '21
Flaky - Feature film on Amazon Prime
A Storybook Ending - Short film on HBO Max
Lies that Bind- Discovery ID Series
For the Benefit of Mr. Winston - Big Apple Film Festival '19, Best Actor, Best Song at Los Angeles Film Awards, Finalist at New York Cinematography Awards
​The Journey - NY Indie Theatre FF '19, Festival of Cinema NYC '19, Solaris Film Festival '19, Quiet City Film Festival '19

Fairytale of New York - feature with a wide theatrical release in Turkey
Daria the Great - Audience Choice award at the Adirondack Film Festival ‘17, Best Actress Award at Lionshead Film Festival ‘17
Unrequited - Web Series

(You can find the full list on my resume in my website)
Industry Awards
Audience Choice Award at the Adirondack Film Festival ‘17
Best Actress Award at Lionshead Film Festival ‘17
Accolade Competition’17 - Award of Recognition in the category of Women Filmmakers
American Youth Film Festival ‘17 - Best in Show
Texas Ultimate Shorts ‘17 - Best Student Short
New York Eurasian Film Festival ‘17 - Best Student Short