Braden King’s credits include the lyric Aleutian Island documentary DUTCH HARBOR: WHERE THE SEA BREAKS ITS BACK, which screened in over 20 major international film festivals and toured internationally with live, improvised soundtrack accompaniment by the acclaimed Boxhead Ensemble; short films, including his recent award-winning HOME MOVIE; gallery and museum installations; and music videos for Sonic Youth, Will Oldham, Sparklehorse and others.
King’s current film, HERE (starring Ben Foster and Lubna Azabal), is a landscape-obsessed road movie chronicling an intense, romantic relationship between an American satellite-mapping engineer and an expatriate Armenian art photographer who impulsively decide to travel together into uncharted territory - both literally and metaphorically.
Honors include a 2010 Cinereach at Sundance Institute Fellowship, 2008 Cannes Film Festival Atelier, 2008 Sundance / NHK International Filmmakers Award, 2007 Sundance Writers and Directors Lab Fellowships and grants from the Creative Capital, Rockefeller, Annenberg and Sloan Foundations.
King’s work has been exhibited by MoMA, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Mass MoCA, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Center, HBO, BBC, Sundance Channel, MTV, Channel 4 (UK) and others. He has lectured at Yale University, The University of Southern California, Bard College, Wheaton College and the Graduate School at the City University of New York. He studied film at the USC School of Cinema-Television in Los Angeles, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1993.