Cary Joji Fukunaga graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz. His film work as a writer, director, and cinematographer has taken him around the world – from the Arctic Circle to Haiti and West Africa.

He has received several prestigious grants, including a 2008 USA Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship; the John H. Johnson Film Award; and a 2005 Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship. He also received, in 2007, a Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Bursary.

Mr. Fukunaga wrote and directed the short film Victoria Para Chino, which screened at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. It was honored with over two-dozen international awards, including a Student Academy Award and an honorable mention from BAFTA’s Los Angeles chapter.

Candidate for degree of Master of Fine Arts Film Program at the University of New York, Mr. Fukunaga marked his debut feature film as director and writer with SIN NOMBRE. The film earned him the Best Director Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won the Best Cinematography Award as well.
Mr. Fukunaga second feature film, JANE EYRE, staring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender was released by Focus Features.