Cary Joji Fukunaga


Cary Joji Fukunaga is an American film director, writer, and cinematographer. He is known for writing and directing the 2009 film "Sin Nombre", the 2011 film "Jane Eyre", and for directing and executive producing the first season of the HBO series "True Detective", for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. He has received acclaim for the 2015 war drama "Beasts of No Nation", in which Fukunaga was writer, director, producer, and cinematographer.

Fukunaga lives in New York City. Fukunaga has lived in France, Japan, and Mexico City. He is fluent in French and Spanish. He counts screenwriter Naomi Foner as a mentor. He has received several grants, including a USA Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, the John H. Johnson Film Award / Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship, and a Katrin Cartlidge Foundation bursary.

2008: Director of Photography - Sikumi (On the Ice)
2015: Director of Photography - Beasts of No Nation
2005: Cinematography - Two Men
2009: Director - Sin Nombre
2011: Director - Jane Eyre
2012: Director - Sleepwalking in the Rift
2004: Director - Victoria para Chino
2015: Director - Beasts of No Nation
2021: Director - No Time to Die
2012: Producer - Sleepwalking in the Rift
2015: Producer - Beasts of No Nation
2017: Executive Producer - Little Boxes
2017: Executive Producer - Thumper
2004: Executive Producer - Victoria para Chino
2021: Producer - Joe Bell
2009: Screenplay - Sin Nombre
2015: Screenplay - Beasts of No Nation
2004: Writer - Victoria para Chino
2017: Screenplay - It
2021: Screenplay - No Time to Die

2014: Executive Producer - True Detective
2018: Executive Producer - The Alienist
2018: Teleplay - The Alienist
2018: Executive Producer - Maniac
2018: Director - Maniac
2018: Writer - Maniac
2014: Director - True Detective
2018: Creator - The Alienist
2018: Creator - Maniac