IBRAHIM KOÇ was born in Mersin to a family of former Nomads (Yörük). As a youngster he learned the craft of a metal smith in the Forge of his elder brother before he studied Fine Arts and graduated from the Mimar Sinan Academy in İstanbul. Currently he is working on a film comparing the lifestyle of Turkish Yörük with the Aborigines in Australia, where he lived and worked for two years.