Braden King

Moving Image, 2005

Braden King is a New York-based filmmaker and visual artist. His most recent feature film, HERE, is a formally groundbreaking, landscape-obsessed road movie chronicling a brief but intense relationship between an American satellite-mapping engineer (Ben Foster) and an expatriate Armenian art photographer (Lubna Azabal) who impulsively decide to travel together into uncharted territory—both literally and metaphorically. Shot entirely on location in Armenia, HERE premiered at the 2011 Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. A live installation version of the project, HERE [ THE STORY SLEEPS ], premiered at The Museum of Modern Art in 2010 and continues to tour internationally. 

Additional credits include the lyric Aleutian Island documentary DUTCH HARBOR: WHERE THE SEA BREAKS ITS BACK (co-directed with Laura Moya); short films, including the award-winning HOME MOVIE; numerous gallery and museum exhibitons; and music videos for Sonic Youth, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Will Oldham), Dirty Three, Chan Marshall (Cat Power) and Sparklehorse.

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HERE - Official Website
Braden King | Director

Awards and Accomplishments


King and Matthew Moore's Weather is selected for Sundance New Frontier Story Lab


King is an artist in residence at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA, from August 2013 – January 2014 with Matthew Moore. They will have a joint exhibition tied to the residency titled Matthew Moore and Braden King: LA Aqueduct Project

2010: King is a 2010 Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute grantee (for _HERE_)

2008: King receives Cannes Atelier residency

2008: King receives Tribeca Film Institute Media Arts Fellowship

2008: King receives Sundance/NHK International Filmmaker Award for _Here_