Born to Turkish migrant parents in Sydney, Australia, and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, Burak Oguz Saguner graduated from North Sydney College of TAFE NSW in 2004, where he studied Screen & TV Production.
As a cinematographer, he worked on numerous independent short and feature films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos in different parts of the world, including Australia, Vietnam, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, and Turkey.
In 2013 Burak co-wrote, produced, shot, and edited the short film IN AUTUMN, which world premiered at the 29th Warsaw Film Festival and won the Rising Star Award at the 2014 Canada International Film Festival.
Burak completed a Postgraduate Degree in Cinematography at AFTRS (Australian Film, TV, and Radio School) in 2014. During this time, he shot DRIFTWOOD DUSTMITES, which world-premiered at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival and subsequently won the Best Achievement in Cinematography Award at the St Kilda Film Festival and Best Cinematography Award at the Canberra Short Film Festival in 2016.
Since 2019, Burak has written, produced, and directed the short films ONE THIRD OF A SECOND, A STRANGE SEASON, WAYFARERS, and SALÇA. And now he is in development for his first feature film.