THE GLASS CASTLE
DESTIN DANIEL CRETTON (Director/Screenwriter) was born
and raised in Maui, Hawaii, where he spent three of his summers picking
pineapples in the fields near his home. He has a BA in Communications from Point
Loma Nazarene University and a MA in Film, TV, and New Media from San Diego
Destin's feature film debut, I Am Not a Hipster, premiered at Sundance in 2012.
His feature screenplay, Short Term 12 (based on the award-winning short of the
same title), was one of five to win a 2010 Academy Nicholl Fellowship from the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Short Term 12 premiered at the 2013
SXSW Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.
Following its theatrical release, Short Term 12 was nominated for three
Independent Spirit Awards and won the Gotham Award for Best Actress for Brie
Larson. Destin's newest feature reteams him with Brie Larson in an adaptation of
Jeannette Walls' NY Times best-selling memoir The Glass Castle.
Destin has also written and directed four award-winning short films: Longbranch:
A Suburban Parable (2002 Tribeca Film Festival), Bartholomew's Song (2006
Student Academy Finalist), Deacon's Mondays (2007 Student Academy Finalist, 2007
Angelus Winner, HBO Films Best Student Film Award), and Short Term 12, which won
the U.S. Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, followed by top awards
at Seattle International, Aspen Shorts Fest, Independent Film Festival Boston,
CineVegas, GenArt, and was short-listed for the 2010 Academy Awards.
Along with his narrative work, Destin has directed two feature-length
documentaries. Drakmar: A Vassal's Journey premiered on HBO Family in 2007,
which won the Best Documentary Award at the 2006 Comic Con, and Born Without
Arms, which premiered on TLC/Discovery in 2009.
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