Joe Swanberg (b. 1981) has directed the features KISSING ON THE MOUTH (2005), LOL (2006), HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS (2007), NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS (2008), ALEXANDER THE LAST (2009) and UNCLE KENT (2011). His films have premiered at the Sundance, Berlin and SXSW film festivals. He created the series BUTTERKNIFE for Spout.com and also directs and stars in the web series YOUNG AMERICAN BODIES, which he produces with his wife, Kris. YOUNG AMERICAN BODIES can be viewed for free on Nerve.com and IFC.com. Swanberg studied film production at Southern Illinois University where he developed an interest in emerging video technology and a crippling addiction to the internet. Most of Joe’s films can be viewed on www.sundancenow.com.