Born 1981 in Istanbul, Turkey. Following his BSc in industrial design, he studied film production at RIT as Fulbright scholar. He is pursuing his PhD in Istanbul University on "immersive design and non-linear storytelling" and teaches film in Istanbul Technical University.
Since 2003, he is a member of the steering committee of the International Design and Cinema Conferences, Istanbul. He co-edited “Design and Cinema: Form Follows Film” (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006).
Ali is working as director/producer within Terminal Films, a production company he co-founded in Istanbul, Turkey.
His debut feature "One Day or Another" is widely released in theaters in Turkey, March 2012.
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