Billy Luther began his film studies at Columbia College Chicago before moving east where he studied at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He began writing and directing short films through college, including Face Value, a short documentary on racial profiling. He moved to New York City and worked as an assistant at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian- Film and Video Center for the 2000 and 2003 Native American Film and Video Festival. In 2002, Billy moved to Los Angeles and was selected as an honoree at IFP/LA’s Project:Involve and was mentored by Alex Smith co-writer/co-director of The Slaughter Rule.
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