İlay was born on 12th August 1987 in Istanbul. His directing career started when his first ever electronic music video has been accepted to MTV Music channel.
While studying cinema, he has also improved himself technically and towards cinematography, operating cameras, drones even steadicam.
Thanks to his awarded short films, he got all the attention that he deserves and started working at TV channels.
Fashion industry was his next big thing, his first fashion film was in official selections from several film festivals and won awards in
New York, London, Seattle, Sarajevo, Dominic Republic and Istanbul. He has officially received the Best Film Design award at the Seattle Fashion Film Festival.
İlay Alpgiray is recently making short films and commercials for prestigious brands.