Cagatay in Paper Lives – Trailer

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Lots happening with Cagatay!

On the eve of Cagatay’s birthday on September 23, Ranini broke the news the Cagatay has signed on with OGM Pictures for a new series titled Yali Capkini (“The Kingfisher”). It is inspired by a true story and written by Kemal Hamamcioglu. There are rumors that it is being prepared for channel tv8, but we do not have confirmation from the channel yet. His co-star is also yet to be announced. 

In the past, Cagatay’s name has been involved with Marasli (Burak Deniz played the lead) and Barbaroslar (Engin Altan Duzyatan is playing the lead), but eventually did not come to fruition. Both the actual eventual leads are Cagatay’s co-stars from Medcezir and Anadolu Kartallari, respectively. 

If this proposed project does happen, this will be Cagatay’s return to a dizi on public tv since his turn as Sarp Yilmaz in Icerde, 2016-2017. In September 2020, he had a cameo in Menajerimi Ara, an Ay Yapim production being directed by Ali Bilgin, who also directed Cagatay in Medcezir and Delibal

Successful Birthday Fundraiser!

With donors from more than 10 countries, Cagatay Ulusoy North America co-ordinated fundraiser for Cagatay’s 31st birthday on September 23 was very successful. With several hundred dollars sent to various childhood cancer organizations around the globe, the fans showed their love for Cagatay by standing next to the kids in need. Many donors sent a birthday message his way and we compiled them into a video.

Spotted With Friends

On September 28th, Cagatay’s friend Umut Kisa shared this photo via Instagram story.

They are out for the night. From left to right are Mustafa Mert Koc, Umut Kisa, Cagatay Ulusoy, Mali Simsek and Engin Aykanat.

He was also sighted in a chance meeting with actor Halit Ergenc, where Cagatay made a hasty exit without answering any reporter questions. Halit was asked about Cagatay later and he said:

Last week, Cagatay’s friend Mustafa Mert Koc posted a short video of the two guys playing a casual game of basketball. One cannot see Cagatay very clearly, but fans can make out his basketball prowess!

Yesilcam Is Back!

Earlier this week, fans received the happy news that Season 2 of Yesilcam will drop on BluTV on Thursday, October 28. It will release the first five episodes that day, presumably with the remaining five coming once a week. The trailer looks amazing, as the cast leaps forward in time to 1969 into the 70s, with new challenges for them to overcome. Will Semih Ates remain the hero figure we came to love in Season 1?

The filming for Season 2 concluded in the early summer and fans had been anxiously waiting. On a post on instagram where Cagatay shared the trailer on his profile, director Cagan Irmak had some wonderful things to say about Cagatay and his craft.

This young man is truly an icon in so many ways and we are proud to be supporting his journey. We will resume our series/ episode reviews once Yesilcam starts streaming. Until then, enjoy!

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After much anticipation by fans, the trailer for Paper Lives has been released, and it looks amazing. The movie will stream on Netflix on March 12, 2021. Paper Lives [film] – Starring Cagatay Ulusoy, together with Emir Ali Dogrul, the film is directed by the talented Can Ulkay (Ayla) and produced by OGM Pictures. OGM Pictures/ founder Onur Guvenatam was also behind The Protector. The script is brought to life by Ercan Mehmet Erdem (Behzat C.). More details here.

Netflix summary says “In the streets of Istanbul, ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet takes a small boy under his wing and must soon confront his own traumatic childhood.” The following screenshot shows the genre it is listed under.


With the soulful acting from the veritable Cagatay Ulusoy, paired with the strength of script and the aesthecism director Can Ulkay imbibes in each and every screen, this promises to be a heart-touching story.

This will be the second Netflix original Turkish movie, and Netflix’s second collaboration with production house O3 Medya/ OGM Pictures. Most of the Turkish Netflix originals thus far have been a single or multi-season series. One earlier film, Leyla Everlasting, had middling response as it is far removed from the typical Turkish fare focusing on social issues of family, love, brotherhood and more.

The lead actor in Paper Lives Cagatay was also the lead actor in the first Netflix original Turkish series The Protector and, once again, he leads the charge with the first movie focused on a very Turkish story, with both productions backed by Onur Guvenatam’s companies – O3 Medya for The Protector, and OGM Pictures for Paper Lives.

Fans are awaiting excitedly for the debut of the movie, which is not only a visual treat, but also addresses deep social issues for the homeless and how many of them can end up that way.  In 2016, there were reports of Cagatay producing a short-film called Home, that focused on the homeless in Los Angeles. Clearly this is a subject that he has thought deeply about and to be able bring this movie to the screens seems it is a labor of love as much as it is a creative outlet.

With millions of Cagatay fans across the globe, we expect this movie project to be just as successful as The Protector proved to be, which not only had more than 10 million views in its first four weeks of the first season, but also made it in the WSJ top 10 most streamed international series as reported by Deadline Hollywood.

Wishing luck to everyone on the team!

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Check out these US news outlets for coverage on Paper Lives:

Hidden Remote: 5 new Netflix Movies to Watch in March 2021
Screen Realm: ‘Paper Lives’ Trailer: Raising a Homeless Child in Turkish Netflix Film
PopSugar: Clear Your Schedule For The 11 New Netflix Movies Premiering In March

Successful Birthday Fundraiser!