He took drama lessons between 2004-2006 at the Istanbul Municipal Theatre: Children-Youth Education Department. In 2007, he first worked as a voiceover actor in a Walt Disney film, Meet the Robinsons. He acted in Gülsün Karamustafa’s arthouse film Memory of a Square and he performed at Istanbul Akbank Arts Centre for two years. In 2012, he made his first short film Synesthesia. He directed a short documentary as part of the Shades of Karaköy project supported by the EU Creative Europe Programme. Ali graduated from Bahcesehir University’s Photography and Video Department, and many of his photography works have been exhibited in Berlin and Istanbul. Recently, he completed his new fiction short Rhizome: A Probable Love Story, and is currently working on his first feature doc, One of Those Creatures.