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Joshua Safdie

Born and raised in New York City: in both Queens & Manhattan. After his father bought a camera in 1987, he and his brother, Benny Safdie, ate, slept and for all intents and purposes performed "life" on camera. He attended the school of Communication at Boston University. Premiered first two feature films in two consecutive years (2008 and 2009) at ... See full bio »

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Heaven Knows What
Go Get Some Rosemary
John's Gone
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 2013 Lenny Cooke (Documentary) (co-director)
 2012 The Black Balloon (Short) (co-director)
 2011 Straight Hustle (Documentary short)
 2011 Buttons (Documentary)
 2010 John's Gone (Short)
 2009 Go Get Some Rosemary (as Josh Safdie)
 2007 The Back of Her Head (Short)
 2006 We're Going to the Zoo (Short)
 2002 Lethargy (Short)
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Came to notice after premiering his first two feature films in two consecutive years [2008 and 2009] at Cannes in the Director's Fortnight. See more »

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