Beasts of the Southern Wild
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Beasts of the Southern Wild with Live Score at Celebrate Brooklyn! and MASS MoCA

When it all goes quiet behind your eyes, what do you hear? Is by any chance… the original score from Beasts of the Southern Wild? We hope you’ll open your eyes and ears on August 10th or 11th (please note new Brooklyn date) for these never-before-seen events. Co-composer Dan Romer and director and co-composer Benh…

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The Creators Project on Beasts

The Creators Project produced a series of in depth videos on Beasts of the Southern Wild including featurettes on the Aurochs, cinematography and soundtrack. While you can find them posted throughout our blog, we thought it would be nice to view them all on one page/post. Enjoy! MAKING OF BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD PART I…

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Quvenzhané Wallis to star in Annie Remake

You won’t have to wait long to see our girl, Quvenzhané Wallis, back on the big screen. Industry blog, The Wrap, reports that Quvenzhané has been cast in the lead role of Annie in a remake to be produced by “James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith through Overbrook Entertainment, and by Shawn “Jay…

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10 Lessons on Filmmaking from Benh Zeitlin

Filmmaker Magazine asked director Benh Zeitlin for a list of 10 lessons on filmmaking. 1. Pay tribute to your heroes, in your own voice. 2. Your film must be a done deal. Only the journey is negotiable. 3. Direct the camera just as another actor in your story. 4. Find a story that anyone can relate…

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Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts

Just over a year after  Beasts of the Southern Wild had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, First Lady Michelle Obama invited the cast and crew to the White House to screen and discuss the movie with a group of middle school and high school students. As the conversation drew to a close, Director…

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Quvenzhané Wallis in People Magazine!

  Quvenzhané Wallis was featured in People Magazine‘s Salute to the Oscar Nominees photo spread alongside actors Robert DeNiro, Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Sally Field, Anne Hathaway and more. What a cutie. That is all.

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Beasts of the Southern Wild at the White House!

On Wednesday, February 13th, the cast and crew of Beasts of the Southern Wild including Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, and Benh Zeitlin, were invited by the First Lady Michelle Obama to screen the film and participate in a talk back with 80 students from the Washington, D.C. and New Orleans area. We can’t begin to describe…

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Beasts at the White House!

Wow! We’re going to the White House! On Wednesday, February 13th, Michelle Obama hosts Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Director Benh Zeitlin, Co-writer Lucy Alibar, Producers Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and 80 middle and high school students from Washington DC and New Orleans to participate in an interactive student workshop to mark Black History Month….

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Benh Zeitlin on The Colbert Report!

“My guest tonight is a director, who at the age of 26 directed his first feature film which has now been nominated for four Oscars. I will pretend that I’m happy for him.” – Stephen Colbert The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive   Last night, director Benh…

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These Juicy Beasts!

“I’m just telling a story… It’s about a little girl and her father. I just want people to engage. Because everybody has a dad, and everybody loses that dad, on some level.” -Lucy Alibar Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin met as teenagers more than 15 years ago at a playwriting summer camp. At the time,…

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