Neil Ferron is a writer/director born and raised in the suburbs of Seattle. At the age of 5, his dad exposed him to Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. At the age of 9, his mom showed him Silence of the Lambs. His work—whether film, playwriting, or fiction—is an attempt to merge the ridiculous, the terrifying, and (thanks to seventeen years of Catholic education), a desire to overcome shame to find vulnerability.
Neil is a Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute Conservatory. His music videos have been premiered by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and Stereogum. His plays have received Critics’ Picks from The Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, and The Seattle Weekly, as well as a nomination for the Stranger Genius Award. His work has been described as “wonderfully surreal” (Sub Pop), “shocking, horrific and funny” (Rolling Stone), and a “Ph.D testing of a calculated hypothesis on what ‘works’ on the human consciousness” (Seattle Weekly).