Distributor: Bleecker Street
Riley Stearns grew up in Pflugerville, TX. His short The Cub played at Sundance Film Festival in 2013. His feature debut Faults premiered at SXSW in 2014 and was released theatrically. He is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Renzo Gracie black belt Shawn Williams. The Art of Self-Defense is Riley’s second feature.