In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl, Hushpuppy, exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural order is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
Beasts of the Southern Wild is the four-time Academy Award nominated feature debut from director Benh Zeitlin and his filmmaking family, Court 13 Films, starring newcomers Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry.
We launched this site when the film first hit theaters to open a door between the filmmakers and the Beasts audience. Today this door is still open to welcome returning fans and brand new ones who want to keep the conversation alive.
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Beasts of the Southern Wild was willed into being by a community of filmmakers, artists, and artisans, as revelrous and resilient as the Bathtub residents themselves. An equally dedicated audiences has embraced the film and kept it alive. Thank you for joining our brigade. Films come and go, but a family like this is forever.
Developed with the Assistance of the Sundance Feature Film Program
Produced in Association with The San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Made possible in part by support from:
Sundance Institute's Feature Film Creative Producing Initiative
Sundance Institute's Annenberg Feature Film Fellowship
Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award
The Rooftop Filmmakers Fund and Eastern Effects
Color Correction and DI by Alpha Cine Labs, Seattle
Post Production Sound Services by Skywalker Sound, a Lucasfilm Ltd. Company, Marin County, CA.
With special thanks to IFP
Filmed in Louisiana, USA