Beasts of the Southern Wild
 
Monthly Archives: November 2012

Show us how you Beast it!

Beasts of the Southern Wild is coming to Blu-Ray and DVD, Tuesday, Dec. 4th in the US, Tuesday, Dec. 18th in Canada and on Vinyl on Tuesday, Dec 4th around the world! You’ve been champions of this film through its entire journey – from our festival premiere and now to your very own home –…

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Below the Line: The Beasts

The New York Times takes a closer look at the ‘Beasts’ of Beasts of the Southern Wild in this Awards Season Carpetbagger feature: “The big challenge was always to not make it look like a pig, but to show as much of the actual animal as possible,” Mr. Tintori said. “In some of the earliest versions of…

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Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Visual Arts

Benh Zeitlin receives the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Visual Arts tonight at a special ceremony in Washington, DC.  The awards recognize and honor individuals who have exemplified innovation in a range of fields including social progress, natural and physical sciences, education, technology and youth achievement. Among the honorees are: Jack Andraka, a high school…

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Beasts on Award Season

Tonight marks the official start of what the film industry calls awards season, beginning with the New York based fete, the IFP Gotham Film Awards.  Beasts is nominated for 3 awards including the Gotham Audience Award, which is the most important one for us considering your contribution to our nomination! We are humbled to be…

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Deleted Scenes from Beasts of the Southern Wild

Here’s a tiny taste of some of the deleted scenes and special features on the Beasts of the Southern Wild DVD / BluRay released December 4th! You can get your very own copy right here. In this moving excerpt from the ‘Making Of’, Director Benh Zeitlin rallies his crew the night before filming, encouraging them to…

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Feast of the Southern Wild!

Join us on Friday, November 23rd for an evening of food, friends and film! In celebration of the Beasts of the Southern Wild on demand release, we’re asking you to host a post-Thanksgiving Day Beasts watch party in your home! Get creative with leftovers, or if you want, we can send you our Bathtub inspired,…

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Beasts on Vinyl!

The Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack has struck a chord (pun intended!) with so many of you.  Whether the music brings you back to the film or resonates with you on a personal level, your response to the music has been overwhelming. A co-collaboration between long time friends, Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, and featuring…

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Quvenzhané Wallis receives Key to the City!

In a ceremony last night, Quvenzhané Wallis was acknowledged and honored with the key to her hometown, Houma in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, for her work in Beasts of the Southern Wild. It’s a proud moment for everyone at Beasts HQ! Photo via Fox Searchlight

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The Story Behind Beasts

This month’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter features a great behind the scenes look at Beasts of the Southern Wild. Including this anecdote from Director Benh Zeitlin, who was traveling from New Orleans to Austin for a screening of his short Glory at Sea in 2008 when his car was rear ended by a drunk driver….

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Beasts of the Northern Wild

Four years ago, in a lull between working the Democratic primaries of 2008 as a field organizer and before the general election really commenced, and a few months since Glory at Sea had first hit the festival circuit, I was on a vacation with my family, on a National Geographic boat that cut through the…

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