Tolga Akcayli


Tolga Akcayli is a Vincentian film director and Olympic swimmer.

Tolga is known for his success with an unusual film production strategy where he convinced his student peers from New York Film Academy to fly to Barbados to make a feature film with no upfront payments, but instead, to receive shares of the profits earned.

The film Too Lickrish, which he wrote and directed, was successfully completed, secured international awards, and had international theatrical distribution. It is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Tolga’s goal is to establish a production company that creates narrative, documentary, and TV series that focuses on Caribbean stories, culture, and history. Tolga believes it will create channels for international revenue while exporting Caribbean art, culture, and history that can be distributed worldwide.