Born in Istanbul, TURKEY, Elif E. was brought up with the tales of her grandfather and has always wanted to tell a tale in that kind. She studied psychology and sociology, and finished her MA on cognitive psychology. Meanwhile she has written several short stories, radio plays (broadcasted in different national radio channels), three children books, and translated 4 novels from English to Turkish. One of her children books was translated into English, German and Russian.
The desire to tell stories took her to the path of filmmaking. So far she has written several shorts and directed four different short movies.
Elif is currently an M.F.A. Candidate at N.Y.U’s graduate film program.