Born in Ankara. Graduated from the Art Department of Ankara Anatolian High School of Fine Arts. Holds a BA in Archaeology and Art History, an MA in Film and TV and still enrolled in a PhD program on Media and Design. Participated in short term film programs which were held by National Film and Television School (NFTS), Venice International University, New York Film Academy and EIUC Human Rights and Cinema School (organized as part of Venice International Film Festival). Attended Sarajevo Talents as a screenwriter.
Her works (paintings, video works, installations) were presented in various exhibitions and museums such as Istanbul Modern, Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Hatay Archaeology Museum. Worked as art director and script supervisor in films, tv series and documentaries in Italy, Turkey and the US.
Her first short film ‘Time of the Plums’ was premiered in Tribeca Film Festival, won several awards in national and international film festivals (including Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Rhode Island, Sofia IFF) and qualified for Academy Awards in 2013. Her second short, a Turkish-Georgian co-production “Elene” was premiered in BFI London Film Festival, awarded as the Best International Short in Montreal World Film Festival and still continues its festival tour. Recently, she is working on her next project “A Hard Day in the Empire”.