Muzaffer Özdemir graduated from the Istanbul Technical University, Department of Geological Engineering in 1980. He made his first short film with his Super 8mm camera in 1975. He acted in three Nuri Bilge Ceylan films: The Small Town (1997), Clouds of May (1999) and Distant (2002). His performance in Distant won him the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. Home is his debut feature.