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Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

Film Directing, Editing & Screenwriting Team, Known for "Captain Marvel"

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 Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Biography

Anna Boden and Ryan K. Fleck are a team of American film directors, editors, and screenwriters best known for their collaborations on Half Nelson, Sugar, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Mississippi Grind and Captain Marvel.

Together they made the short documentaries Have You Seen This Man? and Young Rebels before they wrote and he directed the short film Gowanus, Brooklyn, a sample feature aiming to attract potential financiers to their undeveloped script, Half Nelson.

The short won a prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and Boden and Fleck were subsequently invited to the Sundance Writer's Lab to receive professional feedback on the Half Nelson screenplay. The film did not receive adequate financing for years, and while trying to initiate the project, Fleck explains: "We were trying to get it off the ground so we had plenty of time to keep writing and rewriting. I think the time was valuable because I think we made it as good as we could."

In spite of the effort in making the script "as good as we could" prior to filming, Fleck encouraged Half Nelson's actors to ad lib and improvise, although he and lead actor Ryan Gosling compromised many scenes in the rehearsal process as Fleck thought that Gosling's ideas were too different from the script in some cases. He also had several disagreements with Boden while writing; though he claims their "back and forth" system of rewriting each other's work has always worked well. Half Nelson was well received by critics and got nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for Ryan Gosling. Many other nominations went to Ryan Gosling for his role as Dan Dunne.

Boden and Fleck have since co-written and co-directed the 2008 film Sugar, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, about a 19-year-old Dominican who immigrates to the United States to play minor league baseball. The two wrote the screenplay after researching about many Dominican immigrants who arrive in America to play in minor league towns, saying: "The stories we heard were so fascinating that it became what we were writing before we'd even decided it was our next project". They also collaborated on a screen adaptation of Ned Vizzini's young adult novel It's Kind of a Funny Story, which was released on October 8, 2010.

In 2012, the duo began work on a gambling movie called Mississippi Grind. The idea for the film came when they would visit riverboat casinos in Iowa. By this point in their career, Boden and Fleck had fully committed to each other, "In the early days of our partnership we had to navigate a lot of issues concerning trust and ego. Nowadays, those issues are almost entirely gone. Having a creative partner who you can wholly trust is a wonderful asset."

In April 2017, Boden and Fleck were hired to direct the upcoming Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel.

They were previously considered to direct Guardians of the Galaxy. Producer Kevin Feige said of them, "We met with lots and lots of people...and Anna and Ryan just had an amazing way of talking about Carol Danvers and talking about her journey...We want filmmakers that can help us focus on and elevate the character journey so it doesn't get lost amongst the spectacle."

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Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

Film Directing, Editing & Screenwriting Team, Known for "Captain Marvel"

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Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Biography

Anna Boden and Ryan K. Fleck are a team of American film directors, editors, and screenwriters best known for their collaborations on Half Nelson, Sugar, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Mississippi Grind and Captain Marvel.

Together they made the short documentaries Have You Seen This Man? and Young Rebels before they wrote and he directed the short film Gowanus, Brooklyn, a sample feature aiming to attract potential financiers to their undeveloped script, Half Nelson.

The short won a prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and Boden and Fleck were subsequently invited to the Sundance Writer's Lab to receive professional feedback on the Half Nelson screenplay. The film did not receive adequate financing for years, and while trying to initiate the project, Fleck explains: "We were trying to get it off the ground so we had plenty of time to keep writing and rewriting. I think the time was valuable because I think we made it as good as we could."

In spite of the effort in making the script "as good as we could" prior to filming, Fleck encouraged Half Nelson's actors to ad lib and improvise, although he and lead actor Ryan Gosling compromised many scenes in the rehearsal process as Fleck thought that Gosling's ideas were too different from the script in some cases. He also had several disagreements with Boden while writing; though he claims their "back and forth" system of rewriting each other's work has always worked well. Half Nelson was well received by critics and got nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for Ryan Gosling. Many other nominations went to Ryan Gosling for his role as Dan Dunne.

Boden and Fleck have since co-written and co-directed the 2008 film Sugar, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, about a 19-year-old Dominican who immigrates to the United States to play minor league baseball. The two wrote the screenplay after researching about many Dominican immigrants who arrive in America to play in minor league towns, saying: "The stories we heard were so fascinating that it became what we were writing before we'd even decided it was our next project". They also collaborated on a screen adaptation of Ned Vizzini's young adult novel It's Kind of a Funny Story, which was released on October 8, 2010.

In 2012, the duo began work on a gambling movie called Mississippi Grind. The idea for the film came when they would visit riverboat casinos in Iowa. By this point in their career, Boden and Fleck had fully committed to each other, "In the early days of our partnership we had to navigate a lot of issues concerning trust and ego. Nowadays, those issues are almost entirely gone. Having a creative partner who you can wholly trust is a wonderful asset."

In April 2017, Boden and Fleck were hired to direct the upcoming Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel.

They were previously considered to direct Guardians of the Galaxy. Producer Kevin Feige said of them, "We met with lots and lots of people...and Anna and Ryan just had an amazing way of talking about Carol Danvers and talking about her journey...We want filmmakers that can help us focus on and elevate the character journey so it doesn't get lost amongst the spectacle."

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Videos

  • Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Talk Captain Marvel
    We got to talk to Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck about the upcoming film.
  • Director Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on Captain Marvel at ...
    Director Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on Captain Marvel at Singapore Fan Event Subscribe to our YouTube channel ...
  • DP/30 @ TIFF 2015: Mississippi Grind, Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
    The third feature from the creative pairing of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, with the fourth one recently announced... Marvel's Captain Marvel.

FAQs on booking Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

  • How to book Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck?

    Booking fees for Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck for your event is available upon request. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Andrea Berloff, Taylor Sheridan, Ruth E. Carter, Hannah Beachler and Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck for an upcoming event.

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Speaker Videos

  • Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Talk Captain Marvel
    We got to talk to Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck about the upcoming film.
    Director Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on Captain Marvel at ...
    Director Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on Captain Marvel at Singapore Fan Event Subscribe to our YouTube channel ...
  • DP/30 @ TIFF 2015: Mississippi Grind, Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
    The third feature from the creative pairing of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, with the fourth one recently announced... Marvel's Captain Marvel.

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