Martina Saková was born in 1976 in the ČSSR. She studied film direction at the VSMU Film Academy in Bratislava and attended the Konrad Wolf Film University in Babelsberg as a guest student, before enrolling at the Berlin University of Arts to study experimental media design. In 2007 she founded her own production company Projector23 in Berlin. After directing a couple of short films, she shot her first documentary Little Hanoi in 2013. Summer Rebels (2020) is her fiction feature debut.