Ross and Matt Duffer, twin brothers, were born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. In the fourth grade (armed with a Hi-8 camera and a legion of friends) they set out to direct their first feature-length movie. Although rudimentary today, that movie sparked a passion: Matt and Ross have been making movies ever since.
In 2003, Matt and Ross began film school at Chapman University in Orange County, California. During their sophomore year, the faculty chose to fund their film We All Fall Down, the story of an affluent family who flees the plague in 1666. The finished film won Best Short Film at the 2005 Deep Ellum Film Festival in Dallas.
In 2007, Matt and Ross were named Marion Knott Scholars, a privilege which allowed them to meet weekly with acclaimed producer Mace Neufeld (The Hunt for the Red October). Under his guidance, they developed and completed their senior thesis project, Eater. Eater was one of five films chosen to represent Chapman at the annual First Cut screening at the DGA, and has since screened at festivals including Screamfest, Santa Fe Film Festival, Fantasy Filmfest, and Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film.
In May 2007, Matt and Ross graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production. They are represented by Paradigm Talent Agency and are currently working as screenwriters.