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|Occupation||Director, screenwriter, producer, actor.|
|Years active||1996 - present|
|Awards||Cognac Festival du Film Policier|
Special Jury Prize
Born in Munich to Turkish parents, Yapo has been in the film business since 1988, at first working in various assistant jobs and as a publicist.
1999 marks Yapo's first outing as a director. His directing debut, the short subject Framed, was nominated for the Deutscher Filmpreis and shown at numerous international festivals.
In 2002, Yapo started working on his first full-length directing work, the thriller Soundless. A German box-office success in 2004, it also won international critical acclaim.
- 2012: The Ambassador
- 2011: Gunslinger - director
- 2007: Premonition - director
- 2004: Soundless - director
- 2003: Good bye, Lenin! - walk-on role
- 2001: Birthday - producer
- 1999: Framed - director
- 1996: The Pillow Book - walk-on role
- 1996: After Hours - producer
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