Born in 1979 in Germany, Ayşe Çetinbaş completed her BA in Economics at Istanbul University in 2002. After she received her MA in European Public Policy at Greenwich University, she started as production assistant at various national and international documentary film projects. During 2008-2014 she was the member of executive board of International 1001 Documentary Film Festival held by BSB (Association of Documentary Filmmakers in Turkey). Ayşe Çetinbas, who has provided production services to various international TV channels, newspapers and magazines, has also been one of the founder of Surela Film Production. She produced ‘Prison Nr.5: 1980-84’ (2009), ‘My Child’ (2013), ‘Dr.Şivan’ (2013), ‘North’ (2015) at Surela Film Production. ‘Yıldız Alpar: From Bedii Raks Till Today’ (2011) is the first documentary she directed.