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Benh Zeitlin


Born in New York City and raised in Sunnyside, Queens and then Westchester County, Benh Zeitlin began his career as a film-maker at the tender age of 6 years when he and a friend made a Batman movie. He continued making films as a child before attending Wesleyan University, where he majored in film. After graduation, Benh spent a summer in Prague ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 58 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 Glory at Sea (Short)
 2005 Egg (Short)
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[on the origins of making "Beasts"] When I got out of [completing Glory at Sea (2008) ] I was realizing that I wanted to stay [in Louisiana], I was supposed to go back home, my parents were waiting for me back in New York for Thanksgiving and I didn't show up, and I didn't show up for Christmas, time went by and I realized I wanted to stay, and I wanted to figure out what it was that was pulling ... See more »

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Helped start the Court 13 independent filmmaking collective in 2004, and moved to New Orleans where he eventually made his first short film, Glory at Sea (2008), after Hurricane Katrina had devastated this Louisiana city. See more »

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