Ry Russo-Young is a writer/director from New York City. Her 2013 feature, Nobody Walks starred John Krasinski, Olivia Thirlby, and Rosemarie Dewitt and was co-written with Lena Dunham. The film won a special jury prize at Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures.

In 2009, Russo-Young’s You Wont Miss Me premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won a Gotham Independent Film Award. The movie was released by Factory 25 on a special-edition DVD / LP set in 2011. Russo-Young’s short film Marion, a three-screen deconstruction of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, won film festival awards and has since screened at galleries, colleges and festivals around the world. Russo-Young’s first feature, Orphans, received a Jury Prize at the 2007 SXSW Film Festival and was released on DVD in 2008.

As an actress, Ry Russo-Young has appeared in films such as Hannah Takes the Stairs and The Color Wheel. She has directed commercials for DKNY, Adidas, Jaeger Le Coultre, Subaru and others through Bunker, a production company based in Soho. Ry has received awards from Creative Capital, NYSCA, Tribeca Film Institute, Indian Paintbrush and The LEF Foundation. She’s participated in the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab and majored in film at Oberlin College.



Nobody Walks set, 2012

Photo credit: Nicholas Trikonis



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