Benh Zeitlin

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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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Beasts of the Southern Wild
Thu, Oct 21 8:22 AM PDT on THMAX (534)
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Mon, Oct 25 11:23 AM PDT on MOMAX (540)

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Glory at Sea Composer
Wendy Composer
Egg Director


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 2021 A Chiara
 2020 Wendy
 2017 Brimstone & Glory (Documentary)
 2015 Mediterranea
 2008 Glory at Sea (Short)
 2007 Death to the Tinman (Short)
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5' 7" (1.7 m)


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It was cool to see someone that legendary be just as stressed as me when I was cutting 'Beasts." See more »


Named one of 20 young filmmakers "to watch" by the NY Times in a September 2013 article. See more »



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