Nil Unerdem

Novato, California, United States

Originally from Istanbul, Nil Unerdem grew up in Silicon Valley and majored in electrical engineering at Stanford. She worked in tech for 18 years until 2019 when she started to pursue filmmaking full-time. Over the years, she’s taken screenwriting classes at the SF Film Arts Foundation (now SFFILM), the Writers Grotto, and Sundance Collab. She completed a one year film program at the San Francisco Film School, has written several screenplays and a sitcom, and written and directed a short. Nil is drawn to create character driven, poetic stories about loneliness and connection, interwoven with comedy.