VICE Shorts

Director Riley Stearns Talks About His Short Film, 'The Cub'

Riley Stearns was born in Austin, Texas. He used to write for Tower Prep on Cartoon Network and has made a couple other great and peculiar shorts starring his wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead called Magnificat and Casque. Riley is currently working on a feature-length movie about a young cult member in the midst of getting deprogrammed.The thing is, the expert doing the deprogramming doesn’t know who is worse: his parents or the cult. It should prove to be weird, wild, and worth checking out.

We recently sat down and had a chat about his short film The Cub, which you can watch here.