Braden King

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Braden King

Braden King is a New York-based filmmaker whose work has played internationally at festivals including Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlin, London, Torino, Singapore, and Ann Arbor. He has also directed commercials for such top clients as American Airlines, Coca-Cola, ESPN, Microsoft, Miller Beer, Nikon, Samsung, Scholastic, Siemens, and Spectrum Cable.

King’s most recent feature film, The Evening Hour, starring Philip Ettinger and Cosmo Jarvis, premiered at the 2020 Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals. His debut feature, Here, premiered at the 2011 Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals and was adapted into a live installation that premiered at MoMa. Both films were acquired by Strand for theatrical release. King’s other film work includes the lyrical feature documentary Dutch Harbor: Where The Sea Breaks Its Back, the award-winning shorts “Home Movie” and “National Disintegrations” (released by Laura Poitras’ Field of Vision), and music videos for Cat Power, Glen Hansard, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Sonic Youth, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Laurie Anderson, and Dirty Three.

Awards and honors include the C.I.C.A.E. Prize at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival, 2010 Cinereach at Sundance Institute Fellowship, 2008 Cannes Film Festival Atelier, 2008 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award, and 2007 Sundance Writers and Directors Lab Fellowships.