Dilen is of mixed parentage of East Sepik, the Eastern Highlands and the Central Province of Papua New Guinea. He was born and brought up in Goroka. Dilen holds a Diploma in Expressive Arts from the University of Goroka, majoring in Dance and Drama. He was a participant in the 2009 Yumi Piksa workshop which led to the production of his first film. Levekuka Clay (13min, 2009) provides an intimate picture of Dilen's grandfather and his passion for Papua New Guinean art-making. Dilen has participated in international festivals and presentations in Australia and the wider Pacific. He has worked as camera operator on productions such as Komuniti Tok Piksa, Kokoda Initiative, Oxfam, and Pawa Meri. Dilen combines his technical skills with creative ideas and a passion for film and theatre productions.
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