Ben Younger (Director, Story By, Screenplay By) was born and bred in New York. He trained in the art of filmmaking by working as a grip on feature films, commercials, and music videos. Inspired by an early job interview at a less-than-respectable brokerage house in Long Island, Younger, at the age of 26, wrote and directed his first film, Boiler Room
, starring Ben Affleck, for which he earned two Independent Spirits Awards nominations – Best First Screenplay and Best First Feature. His next feature film, Prime
, starred Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep. Ben has since completed Bleed for This
, a boxing film executive-produced by Martin Scorsese and starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckart. The movie will be released in November of 2016. Ben is currently in pre-production on his next feature, Isle of Man
, a motorcycle racing film that shoots in 2017. Ben lives in Brooklyn.