Nehir Tuna’s work combines social commentary and an original visual aesthetic to tackle stories about Turkey’s complex present-day issues, whether masculinity or conservatism. A Sundance alum, Tuna was selected to take part in 2019 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and the 2020 Directors and Screenwriters Lab. He participated in the 2018 Nipkow Programm Film Residencies. He has written and directed seven short films, including The Shoes (2018), a prequel to Dormitory. Tuna studied at Columbia University's graduate film programme and holds an MFA in directing from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dormitory (2023) is his first feature film.