Asli Özge was born in Istanbul and has also been living in Berlin since 2000. After graduating from Marmara University Film & TV Academy she directed short films and a documentary before making her feature film debut in 2009 with MEN ON THE BRIDGE. The film premiered internationally in Locarno and won numerous international awards. Her second feature LIFELONG screened in the Berlinale Panorama Special in 2013. ALL OF A SUDDEN is her first German-language feature film for the cinema. Her other films include: CAPITAL C (short, 2000), LITTLE BIT OF APRIL (2003), and HESPEROS' APPRENTICES (doc, 2005).