Ry Russo-Young

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Ry Russo-Young
Ry Russo-Young by Adam Schartoff.jpg
Russo-Young in 2012
Born (1981-11-16) November 16, 1981 (age 36)
Nationality American
Education Oberlin College, St. Ann's School
Known for Independent filmmaker

Ry Russo-Young (born November 16, 1981) is an American independent filmmaker. Her films Nobody Walks and You Won't Miss Me appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. Nobody Walks won a special jury prize at Sundance, and was released by Magnolia Pictures in 2014,[1] and You Won't Miss Me won a Gotham Award for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You. Her first feature, Orphans, won a special jury prize at South by Southwest in 2007.[2] Her short film Marion, won several awards including a Silver Hugo for Best Experimental Short at the Chicago Independent Film Festival. She also appeared in Joe Swanberg's Hannah Takes the Stairs and The Color Wheel.

In 2015, Russo-Young won a Creative Capital award for her film, The Family Movie.[3] Russo-Young directed Before I Fall, based on the book by Lauren Oliver. The film stars Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, and Jennifer Beals, and was released by Open Road Films in 2017.[4] Before I Fall premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017 and also had a special screening at the Next Wave 17 Toronto International Film Festival in February 2017.

Russo most recently directed three episodes of the Netflix original series Everything Sucks!.

Education[edit]

She attended Oberlin College and Saint Ann's School.

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nobody Walks (Official Movie Site)". www.magpictures.com. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 
  2. ^ "South By Southwest Film News | South by Southwest 2016 Music, Film and Interactive Festivals - Austin Texas". Sxsw.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2016-04-14. 
  3. ^ "Creative Capital - Investing in Artists who Shape the Future". creative-capital.org. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  4. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (2016-05-14). "Open Road Falls Hard For 'Before I Fall;' Commits To Wide Release For Awesomeness Pic As Good Universe Shops Intl: Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 
  5. ^ Busch, Anita (6 April 2018). "Female Director Scorecard: Paramount Pictures Gears Up; 'Nightlife' Coming From Neal Moritz". Deadline. Retrieved 29 April 2018.