Princess Grace Statue Award, 2015

Princess Grace Award
Graduate Film Scholarship, 2005, Cary Grant Film Award
New York University


Additional Grants:
• 2014 Special Project Award

Cary Joji Fukunaga’s work as a writer, director, and cinematographer has taken him from the Arctic Circle to Haiti and East Africa.  His television work includes directing and executive producing the first season of HBO’s acclaimed mystery drama TRUE DETECTIVE, for which he won an Emmy for outstanding directing. Cary’s next television project will be the Netflix series MANIAC starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, which he will also direct and executive produce.  Fukunaga made his feature film writing and directing debut with the critically acclaimed SIN NOMBRE followed by the film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s JANE EYRE, both released by Focus Features.  BEASTS OF NO NATION, his third film, was an official selection at the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals and was released by Netflix.  Currently in development is a drama for Sony based on the life of General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, which Fukunaga will direct and produce through his Parliament of Owls production company and in partnership with Get Lifted.