Owen Hollander was born and raised in a small midwestern town in Southern Indiana where the film industry wasn't exactly present. Growing up, Owen was constantly being creative and begun filmmaking by creating stop motion skits with the family video camera and his action figures. This transitioned into making YouTube videos frequently for much of his developing years. Often, he would enlist his friends to star in these videos that he wrote, directed, and edited. This experimentation sparked his passion for filmmaking even more. Early on he was heavily inspired by directors like Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, and John Hughes. He would watch movies constantly that he got from the library, video rental stores, or his parents' own DvD/VHS collection. These early influences shaped his way of viewing films and he started considering it as a viable career option. He developed ambitions to be one of the greats and inspire other filmmakers like those who had inspired him. He has now made award-winning short films and a documentary for the Evansville Wartime Museum. He is continuously working everyday to grow his skillset and create his next project. Some of his favorite directors currently are still those early influences, as well as creatives like Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Fincher, Ingmar Bergman, and Orson Welles.