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Guest Conductor Quvenzhané Wallis at Celebrate Brooklyn!

We’ll never forget that night, under a canopy of Brooklyn trees, when Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin recreated their original score for Beasts of the Southern Wild live for an audience of 6,000. The Wordless Music Orchestra and Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers performed along with them while the film glowed bright on the biggest…

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Remembering the Beasts Exhibit at CAC NOLA

This past weekend marked the close of the Beasts of the Southern Wild Exhibit “Beyond the Beasts” at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. The exhibit opened March 8th and was designed to illuminate the creative process, and the artists behind the making of the film. In this video, posted recently by The Times-Picayune,…

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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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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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Once there was a Hushpuppy…

“We knew we were going to make this movie and put it on the shoulder’s of someone really tiny.” -Benh Zeitlin, Director of Beasts of the Southern Wild On Thursday, January 10th, Quvenzhané Wallis was nominated for Best Actress for the 85th Academy Awards, making her the youngest nominee for that category, and the third…

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Behind the Cinematography of Beasts of the Southern Wild

Our friends at The Creators Project sat down with Cinematographer Ben Richardson to discuss his approach to shooting Beasts of the Southern Wild.  Early on, Richardson and Director Benh Zeitlin agreed that the camera should be both “interested and reactive”, giving the cinematographer freedom to capture anything that caught his eye or rather, anything he thought…

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Scoring Beasts of the Southern Wild

The Creators Project recently sat down with co-composers Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin to talk about their process of collaboration on the Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack. Behn credits their complementary skill sets as the reason why they were able to work so fluidly with one another. The musical pair first collaborated on the short film,…

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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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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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Everyday Beasts

Hushpuppy is a hero — someone small facing something big. Jessica was 4-years-old when her dad filmed her practicing some daily recitations. Every hour of every day, brilliant little Beasts all around the world triumph over their own challenging problems. Who do you know who’s worthy of being called the King of the Bathtub

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