Shariff Korver was born in Venezuela. In 2011 he graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy. His debut feature film The Intruder (2014) was selected for various international film festivals including TIFF. Shariff directed episodes for multiple TV series including Dutch series Penoza (2015) and English series Temple (2019). In 2017 Shariff created, co-wrote and directed his own TV Series Fenix, an 8-episode crime epos.