Umut Dağ (1982, Vienna, Austria) grew up being the oldest child of a Kurdish immigrant family. After finishing Vienna Business School, he began to study international development, theology and pedagogy. After some time he concentrated more and more on his short films, while also working in the Austrian Film Industry for several feature films such as Die Fälscher, Ein Augenblick Freiheit, Der schwarze Löwe and Freundschaft , as well as for about fifty commercials. Since 2006 Dağ studies directing at the Vienna Film Academy under Peter Patzak and Michael Haneke. Kuma is Dağ's first feature film.
2010 Hirschstetten Murder Mistery
2009 Aus eigener Kraft
2007 Ein Märchen aus 1001 Nacht
2005 Hänsel und Gretel - Ein Heimatfilm der anderen Art
2005 Ende der Kindheit