Ynon Lan was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. He began his career as a visual effects artist working on television commercials for big brands. Ynon later went on to study animation at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. His short experimental videos, which incorporate animation and photography, have garnered success online and appeared in leading magazines and blogs. Ynon created his latest short film, Close the Shutters, for his thesis project.