Queens Chronicle: Sunnyside movie maker makes it big
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” filmmaker Benh Zeitlin is racking up accolades.
The 29-year-old Sunnyside native not only made his first feature-length film, but saw it take top prizes at Sundance, Cannes and other festivals. The film also scored an 86 percent on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.
“We never expected the response,” Zeitlin said. “It’s been an amazing thing just getting to kind of take the film to different countries and different cultures and seeing their reactions to this regional film. It’s a dream as an artist.”
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