Age: 28

Hometown: Medford, Ore.

Schools: BYU, Columbia University (current)

Married to Kate Cowley

Tidbit: Cowley says if he didn't pursue directing, he would want to work in waste management because, "I'm kind of joking, but I'm really passionate about recycling."

Online: Deseret Morning News photographer Mike Terry followed Cowley for a day at the festival. See a digital digest of his Sundance experience at deseretnews.com.