Gregg Araki earned an MFA in Film Production from the USC School of Cinema/TV and a BA in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara. His films have screened at the world’s most renowned festivals including Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, New York, London and Deauville. Araki has made eleven acclaimed independent features including WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD (2014), KABOOM (2011), SMILEY FACE (2007), MYSTERIOUS SKIN (2005), SPLENDOR (1999), NOWHERE (1997), THE DOOM GENERATION (1995), TOTALLY F***ED UP (1994) and THE LIVING END (1992). He most recently directed 10 episodes of NOW APOCALYPSE for Starz – a series he created, co-wrote and executive produced with Steven Soderbergh and Gregory Jacobs.