James Ponsoldt is from Athens, Georgia. His films include THE END OF THE TOUR, THE SPECTACULAR NOW, SMASHED, THE CIRCLE, and OFF THE BLACK (and have won awards at the Independent Spirit Awards, Sundance, and been honored by the National Board of Review). He directed the pilot and was an Executive Producer on Netflix’s hit series MASTER OF NONE. Most recently, Ponsoldt directed the pilot and multiple episodes of SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS starring Elizabeth Olsen which he is also an Executive Producer on. He is developing films with A24, Disney, Plan B, and Fox.