Albert Birney is a Baltimore based filmmaker. He has directed three feature films, The Beast Pageant (2011), Sylvio (2017) which The New Yorker named one of the ten-best films of 2017 and Tux and Fanny (2019) which The New Yorker named one of the best films of 2019 . His films have premiered at SXSW, the Maryland Film Festival , the Ottawa International Animation Festival and Slamdance. He graduated with a B.F.A. in Film from Syracuse University.