Özgür Yildirim was born in 1979 in Hamburg. His first book, Graue Naechte. was published at the age of 14. He studied at the Hamburg Media School from 2002-2004. His films include: HARTES BLUT (1998), DON JUAN DE TÜRKO (1999), DER NÖTIGE SCHNEID (2002), LIEBE AUF TÜRKISCH(2003), ALIM MARKET (2004), and CHIKO (2007).