Benh Zeitlin Overview

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Born: October 14, 1982

Born in New York City, Benh Zeitlin is a director, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, composer, animator, and founding member of the Court 13 independent filmmaking collective in 2004. He majored in film at Wesleyan University. His award-winning shorts include Egg, Origins of Electricity, I Get Wet, and Glory at Sea. For his debut feature film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, he received a nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay nomination at the 85th Academy Awards. The film... See All

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