Anna Boden

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Anna Boden
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Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Born 1976
Occupation Director, screenwriter, cinematographer, film editor
Years active 2002–present

Anna Boden (born 1976) is an American film director, cinematographer, editor, and screenwriter best known as the co-writer of the 2006 film Half Nelson. She is known for her collaborations with fellow filmmaker Ryan Fleck.

Life and career[edit]

While studying film at NYU, Boden met Fleck on the set of a student film. Soon they began dating and decided to collaborate.[1] (Other sources indicate that Fleck was at NYU and Boden was at Columbia.[2][3][4]) Together they made the short documentaries Have You Seen This Man? and Young Rebels before they wrote and he directed the short film Gowanus, Brooklyn, a sample feature aiming to attract potential financiers to their undeveloped script Half Nelson.[1][5] The short won a prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Boden and Fleck then made the film Half Nelson, starring Ryan Gosling, in 2006.

Boden and Fleck have since co-written and co-directed the 2008 film Sugar, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, about a 19-year-old Dominican who immigrates to the United States to play minor league baseball. They wrote the screenplay together after doing extensive research about Dominican immigrants who arrive in America to play in minor league towns.

In April 2017, Boden and Fleck were hired to direct the upcoming Marvel Studios film, Captain Marvel.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Director Writer Producer Editor Notes
2005 The Puffy Chair No No No No Thanks
2006 Half Nelson No Yes Yes Yes Co-wrote with Ryan Fleck
2008 Baghead No No No No Thanks
Sugar Yes Yes executive Yes Directorial debut
Co-wrote and directed with Ryan Fleck
2009 Children of Invention No No No Yes
2010 It's Kind of a Funny Story Yes Yes No Yes Co-wrote and directed with Ryan Fleck
2013 Cold Comes the Night No No No No Special thanks
2014 Alex of Venice No No No No Special thanks
2015 Mississippi Grind Yes Yes No No Co-wrote and directed with Ryan Fleck

Television[edit]

Year Series Director Producer Notes
2011 The Big C Yes No 2 episodes
Co-directed with Ryan Fleck
2014 30 for 30 No executive 1 episode
2015 The Affair Yes No 2 episodes
Co-directed with Ryan Fleck
2016-2017 Billions Yes No 3 episodes
Co-directed with Ryan Fleck

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ross, Matthew. "25 NEW FACES OF INDIE FILM 2004". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  2. ^ People In Film: Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden | It's Kind of a Funny Story | Focus Features
  3. ^ Brooklyn Filmmakers Take the Lead
  4. ^ Anna Boden '02 Wins with Half Nelson
  5. ^ Carnevale, Rob. "Half Nelson – Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden interview". IndieLondon. Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (April 19, 2017). "'Captain Marvel' Finds Directors in Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on April 19, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 

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