Biography

Cary Joji Fukunaga is an American film director, writer, and cinematographer. He is known for writing and directing the 2009 film "Sin Nombre", the 2011 film "Jane Eyre", and for directing and executive producing the first season of the HBO series "True Detective", for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. He has received acclaim for the 2015 war drama "Beasts of No Nation", in which Fukunaga was writer, director, producer, and cinematographer.

Fukunaga lives in New York City. Fukunaga has lived in France, Japan, and Mexico City. He is fluent in French and Spanish. He counts screenwriter Naomi Foner as a mentor. He has received several grants, including a USA Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, the John H. Johnson Film Award / Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship, and a Katrin Cartlidge Foundation bursary.

Cary Joji Fukunaga is an American film director, writer, and cinematographer. He is known for writing and directing the 2009 film "Sin Nombre", the 2011 film "Jane Eyre", and for directing and executive producing the first season of the HBO series "True Detective", for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. He has received acclaim for the 2015 war drama "Beasts of No Nation", in which Fukunaga was writer, director, producer, and cinematographer.

Fukunaga lives in New York City. Fukunaga has lived in France, Japan, and Mexico City. He is fluent in French and Spanish. He counts screenwriter Naomi Foner as a mentor. He has received several grants, including a USA Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, the John H. Johnson Film Award / Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship, and a Katrin Cartlidge Foundation bursary.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 16

Birthday 1977-07-10

Place of Birth Oakland, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Cary Joji Fukanaga
  • Cary Jôji Fukunaga
  • Cary Fukunaga

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2020 Bond 25 Director
2018 Maniac (10 episodes)Director
2015 Beasts of No Nation Director
2014 True Detective (7 episodes)Director
2012 Sleepwalking in the Rift Director
2011 Jane Eyre Director
2009 Sin Nombre Director
2004 Victoria para Chino Director

Production

Good Joe Bell Producer
2018 Maniac (10 episodes)Executive Producer
2018 The Alienist (10 episodes)Executive Producer
2017 Thumper Executive Producer
2017 Little Boxes Executive Producer
2015 Beasts of No Nation Producer
2014 True Detective (24 episodes)Executive Producer
2012 Sleepwalking in the Rift Producer
2004 Victoria para Chino Executive Producer

Writing

2020 Bond 25 Writer
2018 Maniac (10 episodes)Writer
2018 The Alienist (10 episodes)Writer (1 episode)Teleplay
2017 It Screenplay
2015 Beasts of No Nation Screenplay
2009 Sin Nombre Screenplay
2004 Victoria para Chino Writer

Camera

2015 Beasts of No Nation Director of Photography
2008 Sikumi (On the Ice) Director of Photography

Creator

2018 Maniac Creator
2018 The Alienist Creator

Acting

2017 Lovesong as Dean

Crew

2005 Two Men Cinematography

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