Anıl Kaya was born in 1985 in Ankara. After having studied for one year in the Business Administration Department of Bilkent University he switched to Communication and Design Department of the same university, from which he graduated. He then completed his first short film Dore on the Road, which was screened in varios national and international film festivals. While he was working as a graphic designer at the International Short Film Festival Detmold, he completed his second short film Paper. For two years he worked as a director assistant in İstanbul he also worked with Kelle Koltukta Independent Film Production in Ankara. Now he continues his career as creative director at 36x24 Production while he is working on his own project, Onlooker.