5 December 2012 10:28 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After the first weekend of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, few films were as universally admired as Benh Zeitlin's New Orleans story, "Beasts of the Southern Wild." Speaking about its production in a pre-Sundance interview, Zeitlin said, "[We were] saved only by the miracle of our star, Quvenzhané Wallis, a native of Houma, Louisiana. When you see the movie, you'll know what I mean." And when over a thousand audience members saw the world premiere in Park City, they did. Honor Roll is a daily series running throughout December that features new or previously published interviews, profiles and first-person stories of some of the year's most notable cinematic voices. Today we're revisiting an interview we did with Wallis at the Sundance Film Festival, where "Beasts" went on two win two awards including the Grand Jury Prize. The actress was recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. After watching six-year-old »


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