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Derek Cianfrance


Derek Cianfrance began making movies at age 13. He later attended The University of Colorado where he studied under avant-garde film legends Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. His first three films, 'Five O'clock Shadow', 'Raw Footage', and Brother Tied (1998), won consecutive Goldfarb Awards for best film. Raw Footage went on to be awarded a Special... See full bio »

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Blue Valentine Director
(2010)
(2016)
Brother Tied Director
(1998)

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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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When you shoot on film, there's an urgency that starts happening. On 35 mm 2 perf, you have about nine minutes and twenty seconds and then the mag [film magazine] runs out. And the actors pretty quickly start to recognize that time. The actors are like athletes.It's like a quarter of football. They have nine minutes and twenty seconds to get some points on the board to make things happen. They ... See more »

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Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine (2010). See more »

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