Meet YoungFilmmaker -Tyler Huyser

Tyler Huyser


Columbia University, May 2016 expected graduation

Director, Producer, Writer, Editor


Tyler Huyser is currently a Columbia University undergraduate film student, who was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. From a desire to give back to society derives his motivation for filmmaking. In George Orwell’s “Why I Write”, he lists his reasons for writing, the most important of which was: “Desire to push the world in a certain direction, to alter other peoples’ idea of the kind of society that they should strive after.” From this philosophy, Tyler models his film career, to make films that facilitate social change as a way of giving back to society.

What was the greatest lesson learned during your shoot? How to become resourceful with next to no materials.

What was the most difficult challenge you had to deal with? I wound up having a disciplinary hearing for creating "unsafe conditions" by filming near a pool.

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Brandon Ruckdashel

Brandon Ruckdashel is the Festival Director for YoungFilmmakers. He has been the Program Director for NewFilmmakers for the last three years and Marketing Director for six. Brandon is a filmmaker who is most well known for his acting work in the HBO series Co-Ed Confidential and numerous B-Movies. Brandon has worked with Roger Corman alumni Fred Olen Ray and Jim Wynorski along with a number of other very talented directors. Brandon's Directorial debut GRINDER will be out in theaters in 2016.

YoungFilmmakers screens quarterly in New York at Anthology Film Archives. Opened in 1970 by Jonas Mekas, Jerome Hill, P. Adams Sitney, Peter Kubelka, and Stan Brakhage, Anthology in its original conception was a showcase for the Essential Cinema Repertory collection. An ambitious attempt to define the art of cinema by means of a selection of films which would screen continuously, the Essential Cinema collection was intended to encourage the study of the medium’s masterworks as works of art rather than disposable entertainment, making Anthology the first museum devoted to film as an art form. The project was never completed, but even in its unfinished state it represented an uncompromising critical overview of cinema’s history, and remains a crucial part of Anthology’s exhibition program.