Filmmaker Benh Zeitlin and his colleagues approach filmmaking like it's a community art project. Their successful indie film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, is a lesson in how their methods could yield the adoration of the mainstream film industry. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Palm d’Or at Cannes. Now many see it as a likely Oscar winner.
Unconventional Filmmaking: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'
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'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Filmmaker
Benh Zeitlin doesn't have an MBA. In fact, he doesn't even know what one is. He's an artist -- a writer, director, composer-- who spent his early 20's looking for a way to...
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