Born and raised in kibbutz Yehiam. Graduated from the Tel Aviv University, Film and TV Department. Writer and Director of Raz and Radja, (short, 2012), part of Water, an Israeli-Palestinian film project, which opened the Venice FF- critics’ week, Busan, Mostra Sao Paulo, Clermont Ferrand, Santa Barbara and more. In addition, writer and director of Bugs on a Helmet (short, 2011). Festivals: Shanghai IFF, Rome IFF and more. Co-writer Till Day’s End (short, 2014). Shanghai IFF (winner best short), Jerusalem IFF, Clermont Ferrand, Plus Camerimage IFF Poland and more. 2016 – Commissioned to write a daily drama for Hot (Israeli cable). 2017 –The Dive – will be Yona’s debut feature film, in preproduction. Decompression – his second feature (in funding status) won the first prize in the Jerusalem International Film Lab.