Derek Cianfrance


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Derek Cianfrance began making movies at age 13. He later attended The University of Colorado where he studied under avant-garde film legends Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. His first three films, 'Five O'clock Shadow', 'Raw Footage', and Brother Tied (1998), won consecutive Goldfarb Awards for best film. Raw Footage went on to be awarded a Special... See full bio »

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9 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Blue Valentine Director
(2010)
(2016)
Brother Tied Director
(1998)

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 2020 I Know This Much Is True (TV Series) (6 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #1.6 (2020)
- Episode #1.5 (2020)
- Episode #1.4 (2020)
- Episode #1.3 (2020)
- Episode #1.2 (2020)
 2012 Cagefighter (Documentary)
 2008 The Power of Dreams - Dream the Impossible (TV Series documentary short)
 2006 Black and White: A Portrait of Sean Combs (TV Movie documentary)
 2005 Battlegrounds: King of the Court (TV Series documentary)
 2004 Meet the Lucky Ones (Short)
 2004 Battlegrounds: King of the World (TV Series documentary)
 2001 Shots in the Dark (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Brother Tied
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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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When you shoot on film, there's an urgency that starts happening. On 35 mm 2 perf, you have about nine minutes and twenty seconds and then the mag [film magazine] runs out. And the actors pretty quickly start to recognize that time. The actors are like athletes.It's like a quarter of football. They have nine minutes and twenty seconds to get some points on the board to make things happen. They ... See more »

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Cianfrance is a drummer and has blown his eardrums out. He has tinnitus, a constant ringing in his ears. His condition inspired him to direct the film Metalhead, which has been in production since 2009. See more »

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Aquarius

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