About the artist
Born in 1960 in Houston. Co-founder of Austin Film Society as a self-taught filmmaker. His first success was the film “Slacker” (1991), which gained recognition at Sundance. His biggest success is “Boyhood” (six Academy Award nominations, one win), which he shot in 2002-2013. For his films he draws inspiration from the New German Cinema of the ‘60s and ‘70s, works by Frank Capra and Alfred Hitchcock. He attaches great significance to dialogues and working with actors.