Jasmine Kainy was born in San Francisco, California, in 1968, but grew up mostly in Tel Aviv, Israel. She started as a radio and print journalist in Tel Aviv, and in 1989 moved to California to study. After graduating with honors, she moved back to Tel Aviv and has been working as a director for a wide range of TV channels since. In 2012 her first poetry films came out as part of collaboration with the poet Ido Yoav. In addition, Kainy teaches at Hebrew University, IDC Herzliya and “Hasifa” School of Media Arts.