He graduated from the Art Center College of Design with honors in film. He began directing commercials soon after, he moved to Turkey and filming many commercials, music videos, fashion shoot, and documentaries. He continues to till the present earning several national and international awards with his work. In his personal work, he is exploring the Syrian refugee crisis. The award-winning "No One" is his second film and is currently touring festivals. In 2014 he printed his fourth photography book, “Barakat” documenting the barricades at the Gezi Protests in Istanbul.