Tyler Taormina is a film director based in Los Angeles whose debut film, HAM ON RYE, premiered at Locarno Film Festival and went on to receive critical acclaim, including Best Films of the Year lists from The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Slant Magazine, and more. His work explores vast ensemble casts and draws influence from ’60s European art cinema and ’90s kids’ television.

(photo by Alexander Neher)