Nicholl Fellowship Winner Destin Cretton

Occurred on Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Guest Speaker: Destin Daniel Cretton

Original event synopsis

Hello San Diego Filmmakers!!

Come and be a part  of another exciting event with an incredible guest. He's back with more awards  and an exciting adventure to share with us. Let's welcome back the Nicholl Fellowship Award Winning Writer and Director Destin Daniel Cretton!!


About Destin Cretton

Destin Daniel Cretton was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii, where he spent 3 of his summers picking pineapples in the fields near his home. He has a BA in Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University and is finishing his Masters in Film at San Diego State University. He's written and directed 4 award-winning short films: Longbranch: A Suburban Parable (Premiered at the 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 also directed two feature-length documentaries. Drakmar: A Vassel's Journey premiered on HBO Family in 2007 and won the Best Documentary Award at the 2006 Comic Con. Born Without Arms premiered on TLC/Discovery Channel in 2009.

Destin's most recent feature screenplay, Short Term 12 (based on the Short of the same title), was one of the five to win a 2010 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Door Prizes this Month:

This month's door prizes are courtesy of the good folks at Seagate.

Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB portable drive with USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 connectivity.
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