Destin Cretton

Destin Daniel Cretton(born November 23, 1978)is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. He is best known for writing and directing his second feature film,Short Term 12(2013).

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 Destin Cretton's Early life

while making short films as a hobby and later graduated from San Diego State University , where he attended film school.The short film that served as the basis ofShort Term 12was his senior project.

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 Destin Cretton's Career

Funding for the adaptation was difficult to procure, so Cretton wrote and directed his first feature-length film,I Am Not a Hipster. The film was an official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival , and helped getShort Term 12funded.

, stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson who plays a supervisor in a home for at-risk youth.Short Term 12opened to widespread critical acclaim at Austin’s South by Southwest Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Narrative Feature Award and Narrative Audience Award. The film subsequently went on to win many awards and overwhelmingly positive critical reception from critics and festivals alike.

star Woody Harrelson . Harrelson is on board as the woman’s alcoholic father and Watts would play her eccentric mother.The Larson role was originally scoped out by anotherHunger Gamesstar — Jennifer Lawrence , but she dropped off after the studio was searching around for the male lead.The project is looking to begin production in Montreal around June of 2016. Gil Netter is producing.

writer-director Ryan Coogler has teamed up with Cretton and poet/playwright Chinaka Hodge to developMinors, a new television drama series produced by Charles D. King. Drawing from Creeton’s experiences working in residential foster care, Hodge’s background teaching underserved youth in San Francisco Bay area continuation schools, and Coogler’s upbringing in the East Bay,Minorspromises to take an unflinching look at institutionalization, examining juvenile facilities and the children who grow up in that system. The series will show how that system shapes young people over a one-year period. Chinaka will write the series, and Coogler and Cretton will direct.

star Michael B. Jordan forJust Mercy, a drama film based on Bryan Stevenson ’s New York Times bestselling memoir:Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Oscar-nominated producer Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side) is producing. The story follows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Stevenson (Jordan) as he recounts his experiences and details the case of condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free. The true story is one of redemption, passion and mercy, set against a backdrop of a corrupt judicial system which favors the death penalty and targets the poor.

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 Destin Cretton's Filmography

YearFilm
DirectorWriterProducerEditorNotes
2002 Longbranch: A Suburban ParableYesYes Yes Short film
2006 Bartholomew's SongYesYes Yes Short film
2006 Drakmar: A Vassel's JourneyYes YesYes Documentary
Co-directed, co-produced, and co-edited by Lowell Frank
2007 Deacon's MondaysYesYesYesYes Short film
2008 Short Term 12YesYesYesYes Short film
2011 By the Time the Sun Is Hot Yes Short film
2012 I Am Not a HipsterYesYesYesYes First feature-length film
2013 Short Term 12YesYes
2013 Snapped Yes Executive producer
2017 The Glass CastleYesYes

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 Destin Cretton's References

  1. "Featured Filmmaker: Destin Cretton, Writer/Director of ‘Short Term 12′". Maui Film Festival. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  2. "United States Public Records Index". FamilySearch. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  3. Goldstein, Jessica (August 30, 2013). "‘Short Term 12’ writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton on real-life inspiration behind his film". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  4. "Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #30: 'Hipster' Destin Daniel Cretton Returns With Brie Larson Starring Drama 'Short Term 12'". Indiewire. March 5, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  5. Adams, Sam (August 23, 2013). "Short Term 12 filmmaker Destin Cretton". The Dissolve. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  6. Bradford, Ryan (September 4, 2013). "The rise of Destin Daniel Cretton". San Diego City Beat. Southland Publishing. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  7. Caceda, Eden (December 17, 2013). "Finding A Voice". Filmink. 
  8. "Academy Nicholl Fellows 1986–Present". Oscars.org. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  9. "2013's Best Film 'Short Term 12' Does Strong Business In Limited Release". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  10. "I Am Not A Hipster: Q&A with Costume Designer Joy Cretton". Bluebird on My Shoulder. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  11. McNary, Dave. "Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Glass Castle’ Gains Momentum at Lionsgate". Variety. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  12. "Naomi Watts in Talks to Join Brie Larson in Drama 'Glass Castle' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-03-30. 
  13. Busch, Anita. "Woody Harrelson In Talks For ‘The Glass Castle’ Opposite Brie Larson". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  14. Lincoln, Ross A. "Ryan Coogler Teams With Destin Daniel Cretton & Chinaka Hodge For TV Drama ‘Minors’". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  15. "Michael B. Jordan to Star in 'Just Mercy' for Broad Green, 'Short Term 12' Director". TheWrap. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 

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