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Derek Cianfrance is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 23 january 1974 at Lakewood (USA)

Derek Cianfrance

Derek Cianfrance
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Nationality USA
Birth 23 january 1974 (44 years) at Lakewood (USA)

Derek Cianfrance is an American film director, cinematographer, screenwriter, and editor.

Biography

Cianfrance earned a B.F.A. in Film Production from the University of Colorado, studying under avant-garde filmmakers Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. At 23, he wrote, directed, and edited his first feature film, Brother Tied, which was well received at festivals including Sundance.

His second feature, Blue Valentine, starred Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. The two actors became familiar with their roles several years before filming but never met in person. The project was originally slated to shoot in California, but Cianfrance relocated to Brooklyn so that Williams could be with her daughter. There were no rehearsals and Cianfrance rarely shot more than one take per shot. The film was originally given an NC-17 rating, despite having little nudity and no violence. It has since been changed to R after an appeal was filed by the Weinstein company.

Cianfrance's next written feature is Metalhead, which centers on a metal drummer whose eardrums become ruptured and he becomes deaf. The film will feature the members of the band Jucifer portraying themselves.

Blue Valentine star Ryan Gosling is confirmed to work with Cianfrance again on The Place Beyond the Pines, which follows a motorcycle stunt rider (Gosling) who becomes a bank robber to support his newborn son. Bradley Cooper plays a supporting role as a rookie police officer who crosses paths with Gosling’s character. Principal photography was done in the summer of 2011.
Location filming was done in upstate New York in Schenectady, Niskayuna area in 2011.

Best films

The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)
(Director)
Blue Valentine (2010)
(Director)

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Filmography of Derek Cianfrance (4 films)

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Actor

Towheads
Towheads (2013)
, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Derek Cianfrance
Rating55% 2.7886552.7886552.7886552.7886552.788655

Director

The Light Between Oceans, 2h12
Directed by Derek Cianfrance
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, Alicia Vikander, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, Caren Pistorius
Rating71% 3.5989853.5989853.5989853.5989853.598985
A lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isabel living off the coast of Western Australia, keep for themselves a baby girl who washes up in a lifeboat.
The Place Beyond the Pines, 2h20
Directed by Derek Cianfrance
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Rose Byrne
Rating72% 3.6477553.6477553.6477553.6477553.647755
In 1997, Luke Glanton is a locally well-known motorcycle stuntman working in a traveling act for state fairs. During the fair in Altamont, New York, Luke visits his ex-lover, Romina, and learns he is the father of her infant son. Luke quits his job as a stuntman to stay in town and provide for the child, but Romina does not want him in the child's life, as she has become involved in a relationship with another man named Kofi.
Blue Valentine, 1h52
Directed by Derek Cianfrance
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel, John Doman, Ben Shenkman, Maryann Plunkett
Rating73% 3.697753.697753.697753.697753.69775
The film starts in the present and in flashbacks looks at how Cindy and Dean met each other. Dean is a young high school dropout, working for a New York City moving company. Cindy is a pre-med student living with her constantly fighting parents and also caring for her grandmother in Pennsylvania. Cindy and Dean meet at Cindy's grandmother's nursing home while Dean is delivering a new resident's furniture. They begin to date. Cindy discovers she is pregnant, and tells Dean that the baby is most likely not his, as her previous boyfriend Bobby ejaculated during intercourse without the use of protection. Dean asks Cindy whether or not she wants to keep the baby. At an abortion clinic, Cindy decides at the last moment to cancel the procedure, and on the bus ride home, Dean tells her he doesn't mind if the child is not his, and that he wants to begin a family with her.

Scriptwriter

The Light Between Oceans, 2h12
Directed by Derek Cianfrance
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, Alicia Vikander, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, Caren Pistorius
Roles Writer
Rating71% 3.5989853.5989853.5989853.5989853.598985
A lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isabel living off the coast of Western Australia, keep for themselves a baby girl who washes up in a lifeboat.
The Place Beyond the Pines, 2h20
Directed by Derek Cianfrance
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Rose Byrne
Roles Histoire
Rating72% 3.6477553.6477553.6477553.6477553.647755
In 1997, Luke Glanton is a locally well-known motorcycle stuntman working in a traveling act for state fairs. During the fair in Altamont, New York, Luke visits his ex-lover, Romina, and learns he is the father of her infant son. Luke quits his job as a stuntman to stay in town and provide for the child, but Romina does not want him in the child's life, as she has become involved in a relationship with another man named Kofi.
Blue Valentine, 1h52
Directed by Derek Cianfrance
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel, John Doman, Ben Shenkman, Maryann Plunkett
Rating73% 3.697753.697753.697753.697753.69775
The film starts in the present and in flashbacks looks at how Cindy and Dean met each other. Dean is a young high school dropout, working for a New York City moving company. Cindy is a pre-med student living with her constantly fighting parents and also caring for her grandmother in Pennsylvania. Cindy and Dean meet at Cindy's grandmother's nursing home while Dean is delivering a new resident's furniture. They begin to date. Cindy discovers she is pregnant, and tells Dean that the baby is most likely not his, as her previous boyfriend Bobby ejaculated during intercourse without the use of protection. Dean asks Cindy whether or not she wants to keep the baby. At an abortion clinic, Cindy decides at the last moment to cancel the procedure, and on the bus ride home, Dean tells her he doesn't mind if the child is not his, and that he wants to begin a family with her.