Meet YoungFilmmaker - Steven Liiro - VILLAIN

Steven's film Villain will be screening as a part of the Youngfilmmakers April 12th program at 8:15pm.


Shooting this project truly made me appreciate the power of preparation. And though it was difficult to manage everything, filmmakers would benefit immensely from thinking ahead on almost every front you could think of. Rehearsal also goes along with preparation, which I would highly recommend to any filmmaker. At School of Visual Arts an important mantra that is promoted so that the more you practice the closer you'll get to perfecting your craft. That being said there's a big emphasis on doing, as opposed to solely just reading about the art of film.


Last modified onFriday, 08 April 2016 20:15
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.