Destin Daniel Cretton Biography, Age,Career,Film and Movies, Awards

Destin Daniel Cretton Biography

Destin Cretton born Destin Daniel Cretton is an American professional film director, screenwriter,editor as well as a producer. He is best known for writing and directing his second feature film in 2013 titled  Short Term 12 , which was highly praised and well received.

Destin Daniel Cretton Age |Birthday

Cretton was born in Haiku, Hawaii, United States on November 23, 1978 and is 40 years old in 2018.

Destin Daniel Cretton Career

Cretton made short films as a hobby, which developed as a vocational path. He attended and graduated from film school at San Diego State University. He made a 22-minute short film,for his senior project titled Short Term 12, based on his experiences at the facility for teenagers. Cretton would later develop and expand this as a feature film of the same name, releasing it in 2013.
Cretton’s short film with the title Short Term 12, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival which went ahead to win the Jury Prize for U.S. Short Filmmaking. He wrote a feature-length adaptation of the short, which earned an Academy Nicholl Fellowship in 2010.
He would later write and direct his first feature-length film, I Am Not a Hipster. The film was an official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and helped get Short Term 12 funded.
Cretton’s second feature-length film, Short Term 12, has the Academy Award winner Brie Larson starring as a supervisor in a home for at-risk youth. Short Term 12 opened 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.
Cretton has frequently collaborated with his sister, Joy Cretton, who served as costume designer on both of his feature films and some of his shorts.

Destin Daniel Cretton The Glass Castle

In 2014, Cretton was attached to rewrite the script and direct The Glass Castle, Walls’ 2005 bestselling memoir about a successful young woman raised by severely dysfunctional parents. Her world gets turned upside down when they move to New York to be near her. Starring Brie Larson as Walls as an adult, the film features Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts as her alcoholic father and eccentric mother, respectively. Larson’s role was originally considered by Jennifer Lawrence, but she dropped out while the studio was seeking the male lead.The film was released on August 10, 2017.
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Destin Daniel Cretton Minor|Ryan Coogler

In 2016, it was announced that the writer and director of Creed,Ryan Coogler, has teamed up with Cretton and poet/playwright Chinaka Hodge to develop Minors, a new television drama series produced by Charles D. King. Drawing from Cretton’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, Minors promises to take an unflinching look at institutionalization, exploring 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. Hodge will write the series, and Coogler and Cretton will direct.

Destin Daniel Cretton Michael B. Jordan | Just Mercy

Cretton has also teamed up with Creed star Michael B. Jordan for Just Mercy, a drama film based on Bryan Stevenson’s New York Times bestselling memoir: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Institute in Montgomery, Alabama, where he started providing defense counsel to men on death row. Gil Netter is producing; he was nominated for Oscars for Life of Pi and The Blind Side. The plot follows civil rights defense attorney Stevenson- played by Jordan-as he recounts his experiences as a defense counsel, and explores the case of a death row prisoner whom he fought to free. The film Just Mercy is a true story that touches on redemption, passion and mercy. It is set against Alabama’s judicial system, which tends to favor the death penalty and discriminates against poor defendants who can not afford to defend themselves in court.

Destin Daniel Cretton Awards

Locarno International Film Festival for his entry : Short Term 12
Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize for his entry : Short Term 12

Destin Daniel Cretton Film| Movies

Year

Film

Director

Writer

Producer

Editor

Notes

2002

Longbranch: A Suburban Parable

Yes

Yes

Yes

Short film

2006

Bartholomew’s Song

Yes

Yes

Yes

Short film

2006

Drakmar: A Vassel’s Journey

Yes

Yes

Yes

Documentary
Co-directed, co-produced, and co-edited by Lowell Frank

2007

Deacon’s Mondays

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Short film

2008

Short Term 12

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Short film

2011

By the Time the Sun Is Hot

Yes

Short film

2012

I Am Not a Hipster

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

First feature-length film

2013

Short Term 12

Yes

Yes

2013

Snapped

Yes

Executive producer

2017

The Glass Castle

Yes

Yes

2020

Just Mercy

Yes

Yes

Post-production