Len Borruso • Filmmaker

Based in the Midwest, Len Borruso is the Director of “Moondog” and four other short films in the 2016
“Tranquility and the Revolution” series for the Ekphrasis coterie. “Moondog” was an Official Selection of the
16th Annual Wildwood Film Festival held in Appleton, Wisconsin in March of 2017.
He is the Director of Photography of Mike Sakamoto’s feature film “Norman Jones”, about the life
of a bohemian painter. “Norman Jones” is premiering at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Fest
on April 29, 2017.
In 2016 Len Directed the Surrealist cinema inspired short, “Hommage à un Rêve” scored by Joanna Dane and Tad Neuhaus.
Len is also the Director of Photography of Quentin Lee's 2015 psychological horror film, "The Unbidden" starring
Tamlyn Tomita and featuring an all-star ensemble cast. International and domestic rights to “The Unbidden” were
acquired by 9er Entertainment and Viva Entertainment, respectively.
A recent short, "Operation Marriage" was an entrant in the Academy Awards competition and
screened at CAAMFest at the Castro Theater in San Francisco in March of 2015.
Len shot Ringo Le's romantic comedy, "Big Gay Love", a favorite at both Frameline and Outfest in 2013.
"Big Gay Love" was acquired by TLA releasing.
In early 2014 he shot Dalila Ali Raja's "Secrets & Toys" which won both the Jury and Audience Award
at the 2014 Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
Len was also the DP for Kyle Broom's critically acclaimed political short film, "Prevention of Injury"
which was inspired by the true events which took place during the detention of PFC Chelsea Manning.
Along with his award-winning narrative film work, Len is a successful commercial Director/DP
having created spots for Pink Dot, Acme Bail Bonds and Hornblower Cruises among a long list of others.
His music video work includes shoots for Chevy Woods, Breathe Carolina and Los.
Len received an M.F.A. from the prestigious UCLA Film School.
He began formally studying film at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts
and graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Filmmaking and Culture.
At Santa Cruz, he created several award winning documentaries including "Issac", about the challenges
facing a local African-American bus driver. He also co-produced "Growing Hope", about a non-profit organization
called The Homeless Garden Project. "Growing Hope" depicts a national model for fighting homelessness
and is narrated by Harrison Ford.
While living in San Francisco, Len directed numerous experimental videos including "pop-corn" and "You-Genki"
which screened nationally and internationally at festivals like the Hi-Lo Film Festival and the
Short Attention Span Film Fest.
Len was born in Queens, New York and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Contact: len@leneb.com

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