Hey there! I'm Braden King

Location: New York, NY
Experience: 25 years
Title/Headline: Director / Film
Known for: The Evening Hour, HERE, Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks its Back
Minimum time: 15 minutes

About Me

Braden King is a New York-based filmmaker, photographer and visual artist. His most recent feature film, THE EVENING HOUR, premiered at the 2020 Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals and will soon be released theatrically. Set in rural Appalachia and based on Carter Sickels’ book of the same name, the small-town crime drama was shot by Jonathan Demme's longtime DP Declan Quinn. Its ensemble cast includes Philip Ettinger, Cosmo Jarvis, Stacy Martin, Kerry Bishé, Marc Menchaca, Tess Harper and Lili Taylor.

King’s first feature film, HERE, starred Ben Foster and Lubna Azabal. Shot entirely on location in Armenia, the film premiered at the 2011 Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. It was distributed theatrically by Strand Releasing in 2012. A live, three-screen installation version, HERE [ THE STORY SLEEPS ], premiered at The Museum of Modern Art in 2010 and toured internationally with live soundtrack accompaniment.

Additional work includes the Aleutian Island documentary DUTCH HARBOR: WHERE THE SEA BREAKS IT'S BACK (co-directed with photographer Laura Moya; also toured with live soundtrack accompaniment); the award-winning shorts HOME MOVIE and NATIONAL DISINTEGRATIONS (commissioned and released by Oscar-winner Laura Poitras' Field of Vision); and music videos for Cat Power, Glen Hansard, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Sonic Youth, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Laurie Anderson and Dirty Three.

King’s work has been exhibited at international film festivals and institutions including Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlin, London, Singapore and Ann Arbor; MoMA, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Mass MoCA and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Center. Awards and honors include the C.I.C.A.E. Prize at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival, a 2010 Cinereach at Sundance Institute Fellowship, the 2008 Cannes Film Festival Atelier, the 2008 Sundance / NHK International Filmmakers Award, 2007 Sundance Writers and Directors Lab Fellowships and grants from the Creative Capital, Rockefeller, Annenberg and Sloan Foundations.

King is represented for commercial work by New York-based Washington Square Films. Clients include American Airlines, Coca-Cola, ESPN, Microsoft, Miller Beer, Nikon, Samsung, Scholastic, Siemens and Spectrum Cable.

This expert donates all Sidetime proceeds to NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc..
  • Feature Film
  • Film
  • Film Festivals
  • Commercials
  • Music Video
  • Editing
  • Short Films
  • Documentary Feature
  • documentary
  • Digital
  • DGA
  • Film editing
  • Movies
  • Music
  • New Media
  • Filming on Location
  • Company Owner
  • On-Set
  • Film Scoring
  • Film score
  • Independent Spirit Award
  • Music Video Industry
  • Music Videos
  • Location Work
  • New York

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