Makes his feature film directorial debut with Boiler Room.
A New York City native, Younger
attended the City University of New York where he studied political science. To
put himself through school, Younger worked as a stand-up comic appearing at
venues around New York. He left his stand-up career behind when he won a coveted
internship as a legislative aide to New York State Assemblyman Alan Hevesi. He worked on
Hevesi's campaign to become Comptroller of New York City
and later served as a senior policy analyst in the Comptroller's office.
Following that, Younger ran the successful State Assembly campaign for Melinda
Katz, becoming the youngest campaign manager in New York City.
Younger then switched from
politics to filmmaking, making his entry as a grip on feature films and music
videos. He went on to become a corporate video cameraman. Younger also wrote and
directed two short films: L & M, which was shown at the Taos Talking
Pictures Festival, and produced Maestro.
Younger was looking for a job to
support himself while making the transition into writing and directing when he
was recruited as a Boiler Room trainee. Amazed by this hidden world of
instant millionaires, he spent a year researching underground telemarketing and
brokerages while writing Boiler Room, his first screenplay.
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