He was born in 1965.
Lived in Bursa till he started his education in Boğaziçi University Computer Engineering.
There he started playing drums and was head of the music club for a while.
He entered the film business in 1990 as a graphic artist then continued
as an editor.
A multi-awarded film director who shot numerous highly-appreciated tv commercials in Turkey. A few of his many unforgettable commercials are: Shubuo, Doritos, İş Bankası (with Atatürk), Türk Telekom (with Dostoyevsky's Raskolnikov) and the recent Anadolu Efes' flash mob surprising the AE basketball team.
Since June 2013, Gürkan is a principal member of the Filmpark team of directors.