Russo-Young in 2012
|Born||November 16, 1981|
|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, 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. 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. 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. 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.
- TBA: Nightlife
- 2019: The Sun Is Also a Star
- 2018: Cloak & Dagger (Episode: "Princeton Offense")
- 2018: Sweetbitter (Episode: "Weird Night")
- 2018: Everything Sucks! (Episodes: "What the Hell’s a Zarginda?", "Sometimes I Hear My Voice", and "Cheesecake to a Fat Man")
- 2017: Before I Fall
- 2012: Nobody Walks
- 2009: You Wont Miss Me
- 2007: Orphans
- 2005: Marion (Short)
- 2003: Babes in Toyland (Short)
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