Born in Michigan, Joel Potrykus studied film at Grand Valley State University in Allendale. He then made a number of shorts, including Gordon (2007) and Coyote (2010). In 2012 he directed his first feature film, Ape, for which he won Locarno’s Premio per il miglior regista emergente in the Concorso Cineasti del presente. Following Ape and Coyote, Buzzard is the last film in his Animal Trilogy.
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