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JOHN KROKIDAS (Director, Co-Writer, Producer) received his B.A. in Theater and American Studies from Yale University, where he studied acting before attending New York University's Graduate Film Program.

He wrote and directed two short films at NYU. His first, Shame No More played at over seventy film festivals around the world and sold to ten countries airing on such channels as Arte and Canal Plus before becoming part of the short-film collection Queer as F**K and airing on IFC and PBS in the United States. His second short film, Slo-Mo premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and went on to play Sundance before airing on HBO, PBS and the Sundance Channel. Sundance chose Slo-Mo to be part of their 20th Anniversary "Best of the Fest."

Since graduating, Krokidas has written screenplays for Universal Studios, Miramax, producers Bruce Cohen (American Beauty and Milk), Alan Poul (Newsroom and Six Feet Under), Michael Stipe's Single Cell Pictures (Being John Malkovich) and actress Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones Diary and Chicago).

Krokidas wrote and directed a PSA starring Jack Nicholson ("Jack and Hill") for the 2008 Presidential Election that was chosen by CNN as one of their "Best Political Ads of the Year." And in 2011, Krokidas was chosen by "The Advocate" magazine as one of their Top 40 Under 40.

Krokidas has taught filmmaking and lectured at the University of Southern California, New York University, the New School and Yale University.

KILL YOUR DARLINGS marks Krokidas' feature directorial debut. He was recently named one of Variety's Top Ten Directors to watch for 2013.


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