This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.
20th January 2012
1 hour and 33 minutes
Drama and Fantasy
$1.8 Million £1.4 Million
Ratings and Reviews
"Beasts of the Southern Wild is a fantastical, emotionally powerful journey and a strong case of filmmaking that values imagination over money"
New York Times
"Remarkable creation" and "Most diverse film of 2012"
2012 Cannes Film Festival
Camera d'or Award
Grand Jury Prize
85th Academy Awards
23rd Chicago Film Critics Awards
Best Original Score
Beasts of the Southern Wild is an American independant film directed by Ben Zeitlin starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry.
A little girl named Hushpuppy lives with her father in a bayou outside of Louisiana. Hushpuppy's father falls ill along with the bayou; temperatures rise making the ice caps melt and the beasts called aurochs start to roam around. The rising waters threaten the bayou and the community which sends hushpuppy into searching for her long lost mother.
Trivia and Context
Quvenzhané Wallis was only 9 years old when filming Beasts of the Southern Wild and was 5 years old when auditioning.
The Father (Dwight Henry) was a baker and had no intentions in acting. But the casting crew wanted him so badly; they never gave up on him.
The film was set in Isle de Charles Doucet but was filmed in Parish Town Montegut.
The staff built the set by hand using the things around the area.
During the film the father (Dwight Henry) got tackled at the hospital when he should not have as he is allowed to by law to refuse medication.