Yousef Abodan was born in 1989 in Aleppo, Syria. He worked as an actor in a theater during high school. In 2011, Yousef traveled to Egypt to study film directing in the High Cinema Institute in Cairo. During his studies, he directed two short fiction films and worked as an assistant director in other short and long features. He also directed a few commercial videos. Yousef is currently working on a short fiction piece for his graduation project.