Binnur Karaevli earned her BFA in Drama from Carnegie-Mellon University and her MFA in Film Production from University of Southern California. Right after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Binnur worked at the Arena Stage and San Diego Repertory Theatres as an Assistant Director and a Dramaturge. She was the Literary Manager at the Los Angeles Theatre Center where, in 1991, she founded the "Platform", an acclaimed political cabaret theatre group. Her short narrative films, “Dance of the Whirling Dervish” and “Evelyn of the Desert” received top prizes from festivals including Nürnberg and New Orleans. Her commercial production experience includes working for Ridley Scott & Associates, PBS and BBC. She produced and directed “Searching for Paradise”, which won awards at the Moondance and WinFemme International Film Festivals. Her feature documentary, “Voices Unveiled” has won awards at the SEE Los Angeles Film Festival and Rome Independent Film Festival in 2010. Binnur has been the creative producer for Focus Film Istanbul’s upcoming film, “Walking Into Fire” and Digiflame’s animated feature “Jack Blue”. She has also consulted on Bocek Film’s recent feature “8 Seconds”. Her latest documentary feature is “The Eye of Istanbul: The Life and Photographs of Ara Guler”. “The Eye Of Istanbul” won the Best of the Fest award at the Washington DC Independent Film Festival in 2016 and was officially selected to screen at The Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival and SEE Los Angeles Film Festival. Binnur also works as the International Production Consultant of O3 Medya in Turkey and is responsible for developing English language content for them. She has taught Filmmaking classes at the Bosphorus University and Kadir Has University in Istanbul. She continues to teach screenwriting seminars.