Buga has a B.A. in sociology and history from the Bosphorus University in Istanbul and M.F.A. in film from NYU. Deniz was a resident artist in the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. His works have been previously exhibited in film festivals, including San Sebastian Film Festival (Spain), Oberhausen Short Film Festival (Germany), NewFest (New York), Angers Premiers Plans (France), Centre Pompidou (France), Kino Basel (Switzerland), C/O Berlin (Germany), and the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford (England).