Birth Name: Michael Cuesta
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA
In 1995, Cuesta began to write a semi-autobiographical drama about growing up on Long Island. By his own admission, he had run "with a crowd and we caused a little trouble, but I was always much more into books and movies and I always carried a camera." Still, the seed for what would become his first full-length feature was sown. Over the next five years, Cuesta would refine the screenplay with help from his brother Gerald and college pal Steve Ryder. Eventually what emerged was a contemporary snapshot of disaffected suburban teens. The film's protagonist is a young boy on the cusp of manhood struggling with his burgeoning sexual feelings, his attraction to his charismatic best friend and hi...
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