Merve Caydere Dobai is an animation director, designer, and model maker specializing in stop-motion animation. Her background includes architecture, theatre, film, miniature effects, and fabrication for both animated and live-action productions.
She was born in Ankara, Turkey. She holds a BFA degree in Interior Architecture. She is a graduate of California State University with an MFA in Theatre Arts, Set Design.
Merve's animated short film The Mother of All Flowers was selected for many international film festivals such as 28th St Louis International Film Festival and 21st Izmir Short Film Festival and won First Prize award at The Trojan Horse International Film Festival, Best Animation award at Oregon Short Film Festival and Best Animation Award at Waltham Film Factory Shorts Fest.
She was selected for the Academy Gold program of Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in 2018 and the Production Design Studio at Berlinale Talents 2021 edition.