Stephen Derluguian (Mentor)

Originally from Krasnodar, Russia, Stephen grew up primarily in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. He is an aspiring filmmaker, amateur musician, writer and somewhat of a film buff. He earned a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, Critical Studies in the Spring of 2012. He is currently studying French intensively in preparation for work on an independent feature film to be shot in Europe this September.