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D.W. YOUNG, Writer / Director

D.W. Young is a Brooklyn based filmmaker who has written, directed, and edited both narrative and documentary films. His latest narrative film TOO COLD TO SWIM is currently in post-production. He is also shooting a feature documentary about two antiquarian booksellers who may have found William Shakespeare’s personal dictionary. And he recently completed the short SWEATING IN THE NIGHT starring Khan Baykal and Margarita Levieva, which premiered at the Northside Film and Music Festival (2014).

Young’s previous short NOT INTERESTED (2010), premiered at SXSW before screening at such festivals as Sarasota, Provincetown, Vancouver, LA Shorts, Cleveland, and Maryland. NOT INTERESTED was also nominated for a 2010 Casting Society of America Artios Award. His documentary short AMI UNDERGROUND (2009) was selected as the opening night short for the ever popular Movies With a View in Brooklyn Bridge Park and also screened in Paris as part of Festival Cinérail. He made his directorial debut with the award-winning documentary A HOLE IN A FENCE (First Run Features, 2008), which chronicles the changing landscape of small corner of Red Hook, Brooklyn.