Yona Rozenkier was born in Yehiam, Israel. He graduated from The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at the Tel Aviv University. His 2nd feature script Decompression (Financing) won the 1st prize of the Sam Spiegel Lab 2016, was in Cannes Atelier 2017, and won the Yapimlab award in Jerusalem Pitch-Point at JFF 2017. His directorial credits include the short films Bugs on a Helmet (2011) and Raz and Radja (2012). The Dive (2018) is his debut feature film.