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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 52 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 Glory at Sea (Short)
 2005 Egg (Short)
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5' 7" (1.7 m)
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I've been reading a lot of Yoruba mythology actually. It's an African literature tradition. Right now I'm into 'The Forest of a Thousand Daemons' by D. O. Fagunwa. It's the most disturbing and thrilling kind of mythological imagery that I've ever read. It definitely gets your mind cooking. Particularly with writing, you always want things that are cutting up the way you think and challenging your... See more »

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His first feature, Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), received support from the Sundance Labs, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation as well as an NHK award. See more »

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