Benh Zeitlin

Active - 2006 - 2020  |   Born - Oct 14, 1982 in New York, New York, United States  |   Genres - Culture & Society

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  • Parents are cofounders of City Lore, a non-profit group that works to protect the urban history of New York City.
  • While filming his senior thesis project at Wesleyan University, cofounded Court 13, an independent collection of filmmakers, named for the abandoned squash court they used for filming.
  • Directed his first short film, Glory at Sea, in 2008.
  • Began writing Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) while recovering from a car accident that left him with a broken pelvis.