Braden King is a New York-based filmmaker, photographer and visual artist. His first feature film, HERE, starring Ben Foster and Lubna Azabal, premiered at the 2011 Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals and was distributed theatrically by Strand Releasing in 2012. A live installation version of the project, HERE [ THE STORY SLEEPS ], premiered at The Museum of Modern Art in 2010 and toured internationally. Additional work includes the lyric feature documentary DUTCH HARBOR: WHERE THE SEA BREAKS IT'S BACK (co-directed with photographer Laura Moya; also toured with live soundtrack accompaniment), the award-winning shorts HOME MOVIE and NATIONAL DISINTEGRATIONS (released by Laura Poitras' Field of Vision) and music videos for Cat Power, Glen Hansard, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Sonic Youth, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Laurie Anderson and Dirty Three.
King’s work has been exhibited at international film festivals and institutions including Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlin, London, Singapore and Ann Arbor; MoMA, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Mass MoCA and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Center. Awards and honors include the C.I.C.A.E. Prize at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival, 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 is represented for commercial work by New York-based Washington Square Films. Clients include American Airlines, Coca-Cola, ESPN, Microsoft, Miller Beer, Nikon, Samsung, Scholastic, Siemens and Spectrum Cable.
Truckstop Media, King's production company and post facility, has produced dozens of innovative multi-media projects since 2001, including the award-winning websites and mobile apps for Morgan Spurlock and Paul G. Allen's WE THE ECONOMY (2014), Show of Force and Paul G. Allen's WE THE VOTERS (2016) and installations for Tumblr and The Museum of Modern Art. Recent feature films edited at Truckstop include Josephine Decker’s films SHIRLEY, and MADELINE’S MADELINE, Rick Alverson’s THE MOUNTAIN, Matt Porterfield’s SOLLERS POINT, Russ Harbaugh’s LOVE AFTER LOVE and Antonio Campos’ CHRISTINE.
King has lectured at Yale University, The University of Southern California, Bard College, Wheaton College, the Graduate School at the City University of New York, Creative Capital, the New York Foundation for the Arts and other institutions. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.