Born November 16, 1981, Ry Russo-Young is an independent filmmaker, who had studied at Oberlin College.
Her films Nobody Walks and You Wont Miss Me had played at the Sundance Film Fest.
Nobody Walks won a special jury prize at Sundance, and was released by Magnolia Pictures in 2014
You Wont Miss Me won the 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 Fest.
As an actress, she appeared in Joe Swanberg’s Hannah Takes the Stairs and The Color Wheel.
Her new film, Before I fall, based on the book by Lauren Oliver, stars Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, and Jennifer Beals.
After playing at the 2017 Sundance Film Fest, the movie will be released by Open Road Films in March.
In 2015, Russo-Young won a Creative Capital award for her film, The Family Movie.