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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 59 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »


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Glory at Sea Director
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My biggest fear is not being able to make my art. If people don't like my movie or whatever, knowing that I can always go home and live, and make things that I want to make has always been really important to me. So, I've never taken on anything that would be a real problem if I lost it. See more »


Helped start the Court 13 independent filmmaking collective in 2004, and moved to New Orleans where he eventually made his first short film, Glory at Sea (2008), after Hurricane Katrina had devastated this Louisiana city. See more »



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