Cary Fukunaga

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Cary Joji Fukunaga's work as a writer, director, and cinematographer has taken him from the Arctic Circle to Haiti and East Africa. His television work includes directing and executive producing the first season of HBO’s acclaimed mystery drama True Detective, for which he won an Emmy for outstanding directing. Cary's next television project will be an event mini-series inspired by Caleb Carr's The Alienist for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, which he will also direct and executive produce.  Fukunaga made his feature film writing and directing debut with the critically acclaimed Sin Nombre followed by the film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, both released by Focus Features. Beasts of No Nation is his third film and stars Idris Elba along with a number of untrained African actors, including its young lead Abraham Attah. Fukunaga wrote and directed the film, which will be released in October by Netflix.  Currently in development is a drama for A24 based on the true story of Oregonian father and son Joe and Jadin Bell, which Fukunaga will direct and produce through his Parliament of Owls production company.


Master of Fine Arts

New York University

New York, NY