A profile of Catskill mountain derelict Freddy Derryl takes a sudden, personal twist.

  • Josh Ruben
  • Josh Ruben
  • Brendan Banks
  • Big Block LA
  • Josh Ruben
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  • Bettina Skye
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    10 minutes 32 seconds
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    April 4, 2017
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    1,200 USD
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    United States
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Director Biography - Josh Ruben

Josh Ruben is a 5-time Webby award winning actor, writer, and director, best known for appearing in thousands of shorts for comedy megasite CollegeHumor. In 2017, Splitsider published two articles - “Josh Ruben Should Be a Snapchat Superstar" and the other singing praises of his short film, FREDDY DERRYL: "Like Fargo, Freddy Derryl boasts a quiet, inimitable indigenousness that could’ve only come to hilarious fruition in these sets of hands."

Josh was listed in Paste Magazine’s “The 15 Best You Made It Weird Episodes” in reference to a 2-hour interview where Josh and Pete Holmes (HBO's "Crashing") do ridiculous impressions, warranting its own Thanksgiving re-release on Nerdist. Josh's podcast, The Mindhouse, part of Jake & Amir’s HeadGum network, debuted its first live show at SXSW in March 2016.

Josh appeared opposite Adam Devine in Season 3 of "Adam Devine’s House Party" on Comedy Central, as the son of Chris Elliott and Amy Sedaris in Go90's "Thanksgiving" and co-stars in feature indie, "What Children Do", an official selection of the 2017 Cinequest Film Festival. Josh is also one of the founding producers of The Woodstock Comedy Festival, a non-profit event in his home town of Woodstock, New York, which donates all proceeds to the fight against domestic violence and human trafficking.

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Director Statement

I'm so excited to submit my first short film project to Short List Film Festival. "Freddy Derryl" was pulled together on New Years Eve, 2016, with a 100% hometown crew in Woodstock, New York, who braved the cold very last minute to bring this supremely awkward story to life.